Author: Bailey DeBarmore

A Blood Test to Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Blood Test to Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder

When it comes to diagnosing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), earlier is better. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening children for ASD between 1.5 – 2 years of age. However up until now, diagnosis of ASD has been driven by clinical observations, often…

New Year, New Discoveries in Alzheimer’s Research

New Year, New Discoveries in Alzheimer’s Research

 Alzheimer’s disease is both debilitating and fatal. Its associated memory loss is more than a sign of normal aging, and Alzheimer’s is a leading cause of death in the United States. While the pace of Alzheimer’s treatment research is impressive, it is mirrored by a…

H What N What? A Designer Protein Hits the Science Runway

H What N What? A Designer Protein Hits the Science Runway

Influenza is a virus that straddles two worlds: that of the past and that of the future. Responsible for more deaths than HIV/AIDS in the past century, the flu is one of the world’s’ most dangerous infectious diseases though it may not seem so, especially…

Five Tips to Manage Holiday Stress as a Grad Student

Five Tips to Manage Holiday Stress as a Grad Student

The holidays can be stressful for a number of reasons. Take a minute to count up your own stressors. As a graduate student or burgeoning academic, do any of these ring a bell? Gift shopping Traveling Family visits   Seasonal blues Holiday weight gain  So,…