Selling Academia Textbooks

I am selling the following new academic textbooks on eBay in case anyone is looking for them: T-Helper Cells: Methods and Protocols by Waisman and Becher (https://www.ebay.com/itm/222982208757) Nutrition & Immunity 1st Edition M. Gershwin (https://www.ebay.com/itm/222979004948) Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Volume 42, 1st edition (https://www.ebay.com/itm/222978431569) Current Therapy and Surgery for Urogenital Tuberculosis by Ekaterina Kulchavenya …

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Ode to a Dreamer of Dreams

Dear Dr. Sacks, Like the late Carl Sagan, you have a gentle way of magnifying everything into brilliant resolution and reminding us of our place in the universe. I always look forward to reading your books and opinion pieces, as you put which things matter into perspective. Last month, I was quite delighted to read …

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Top Ten Favorite Scientists

I was recently asked to make a list of my top ten favorite scientists, and after some deliberation, these are the people I chose: Richard Feynman: While Feynman made outstanding contributions to our understanding of quantum physics and to the Manhattan project, he is perhaps most remembered for his teaching as evidenced by the still-beloved …

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The Creative Power of Destruction

Today, I ran into a beloved biochemistry professor of mine at the groundbreaking ceremony for UGA's new Science Learning Center. I told him about a book I'm reading called Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself by Jamie Davies and about how Chapter 17 began with a quote off a car bumper sticker: "Support bacteria--they're the …

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Through the Looking Glass of Science

  "The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one's eyes." ―George Sand "To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." ―William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence" "If you're …

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Live: “Better, Stronger, Faster” – A World Science Festival Event

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Future Of The Bionic Body Date: Saturday May 31, 2014 Time: 02:00 PM-03:30 PM Venue: Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College Moderator: Bill Blakemore Participants: John Donoghue, Jennifer French, Joseph J. Fins, P. Hunter Peckham The deaf begin to hear. The blind begin to see. Once damaged hearts begin to pump blood. Forget “wearable tech”—we’ve entered a zone where deploying …

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The Twice-Forbidden Fruit: A Quest to Create a Living Tree of Knowledge

Last semester in my biology lab class, my peers and I read some research on DNA sequencing as a form of information storage, including a paper from the lab of George Church. We compiled information from several sources into a research paper, and I have shared mine below: DNA’s Potential for Digital Information Storage Solutions The onset of the …

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