Nanotechnology Sensors for Non-Invasive Melanoma Scent Detection

A research team from The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, led by scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, has used a nanotechnology-based sensor to differentiate between the odors from normal skin cells and those that have melanoma. The initial findings of this team’s study indicate that this type of sensor could hold […]

The Father of Electricity – Fun Facts About Michael Faraday

When asked “Who is Michael Faraday?” Your likely response would be “Why he is the Father of electricity! A leading chemist and physicist. The founder of electromagnetic induction” and you’d be right of course, but there is much more to Michael Faraday. Read on for five facts about Faraday you may not have known. Faraday […]

BPA in Plastics: Environmentalist Straw-Man?

The plastics industry makes BPA, which is the abbreviation for bisphenol A. This plastics substance has been used since the 1950s for, as Marianne Smith Edge, the International Food Information Council’s Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety, says, preventing “the corrosion of cans…It’s used to prevent contamination of foods…BPA packaging [serves] as an […]

Academic Conferences: What They Are and Why They Are Important

As you work toward earning your master’s degree or doctorate, you may begin to hear more about academic conferences — or even be asked to attend one. Most academic disciplines, such as industrial organizational psychology, have dedicated organizations that serve as a central source for new research and information, networking and professional development. The associations […]

A Simple Stroke of Genius

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) may be a technical term and on the face of it sound like a subject you might not be familiar with. However, I’m sure everyone’s either watched CSI or a cheesy American-type chat show where several women go on the show to take a paternity test. Well, put simply, PCR is […]