Author: Matt Niederhuber

How Your Gut Bacteria May Be Talking To Your Brain

How Your Gut Bacteria May Be Talking To Your Brain

Bacteria are a big part of who we are as humans. They live all over us, forming distinct communities, or microbiomes, on our skin, in our hair, in our mouths, and in our guts. We host these microbes, and increasingly we’re learning that in turn…

House Tax Bill Could Lead to Significant Tax Increase for UNC Grad Students

House Tax Bill Could Lead to Significant Tax Increase for UNC Grad Students

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a version of the tax reform bill that, if made into law, could lead to a massive tax increase for many US graduate students. The cause of this would be the removal of section 117(d)(5) from the tax…

The March for Science Raises Concerns Over Politicization

The March for Science Raises Concerns Over Politicization

The March for Science has drawn widespread support from a community anxious about the state of science under the new Trump administration. But while many are strongly in favor of such a march, the event has spurred a debate among scientists about what the role…

Bionic Plants Detect Explosive Chemicals

Bionic Plants Detect Explosive Chemicals

Imagine a future where the plants in your garden not only grow delicious vegetables, but keep an eye on the soil and water conditions while they’re at it. Is the ground too acidic? Are there toxins present in the water? It would be pretty handy…