Gamification of Science: Making Science Fun

The Video Gamers United recently convened in Washington DC. As I glanced at its imposing, back-lit poster decking the otherwise drab walls of the metro station on my way to work, I started thinking about science-based video games and their impact on science education. It turns out, science-based video gaming is a flourishing field, with … Read moreGamification of Science: Making Science Fun

FIVE INSPIRATIONAL NON-FICTION BOOKS BY PHYSICIAN-WRITERS YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT DOWN

Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon   In this spellbinding memoir, Dr. Q, short for Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, reveals his tumultuous, yet exciting journey, from his impoverished childhood in Mexico, to literally jumping the fence to enter the United States, to farming tomatoes for pennies under the unforgiving California sun, … Read moreFIVE INSPIRATIONAL NON-FICTION BOOKS BY PHYSICIAN-WRITERS YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT DOWN

NEW PROTEIN MAY BE THE ACHILLES’S HEEL OF TREATMENT-RESISTANT HEAD AND NECK CANCER

Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor believe they have solved the mystery behind why some head and neck cancer cells are refractory to the effects of radiation and chemotherapy and extremely adept at repairing and thriving under such aggressive insults. According to the findings of a new study from the group of Dr. Nisha J … Read moreNEW PROTEIN MAY BE THE ACHILLES’S HEEL OF TREATMENT-RESISTANT HEAD AND NECK CANCER