below is a list of selected blog posts i helped in editing for misciwriters

 A representative illustration of a virtual lung, used to study tuberculosis. Image Source: Hailey Warsinke

A representative illustration of a virtual lung, used to study tuberculosis. Image Source: Hailey Warsinke

in silico biology: How Math and Computer Science Teach Us about Life

"In order to reduce experimental costs, increase research efficiency, and expand the depth of our understanding, some scientists have turned to in silico studies."

 How antibiotic resistant bacteria can spread between humans and agriculture. Image Source

How antibiotic resistant bacteria can spread between humans and agriculture. Image Source

SUPERBUGS AND A NEW SCHOOL YEAR: HOW YOU CAN HELP SLOW ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

"For generations, we have benefitted from antibiotics to fight bacterial infections that would otherwise threaten our lives. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of antibiotics is increasingly at risk."

 The periodic table of elements showing 113, 115, 117, and 118 without names.  Image Source

The periodic table of elements showing 113, 115, 117, and 118 without names. Image Source

New elements on the block

"I always wondered about the squares in the bottom-right corner of the periodic table—with their strange names and three-letter symbols. Ununtrium. Ununpentium. Ununseptium. Ununoctium."

  Last year, the octopus (  Octopus bimaculoides  ) was added to the growing list of organisms whose genome sequence is known.     Image   Source

Last year, the octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) was added to the growing list of organisms whose genome sequence is known. Image Source

WHAT THE OCTOPUS GENOME CAN TELL US

"Understanding the octopus's nervous system could give us new insights into intelligence and how complex nervous systems (like ours!) develop."

  Vibrio vulnificus  is a marine bacterium that sometimes infects humans.  Image Source

Vibrio vulnificus is a marine bacterium that sometimes infects humans. Image Source

virus vs. bacteria: The grand scheme

"New research is beginning to show us additional ecological impacts phage have on their environments—ones that can play a role in challenges humans face such as climate change and antibiotic resistance."