Disease Detectives

What is Genomic Epidemiology? Before the pandemic, many of us had never heard of an epidemiologist, let alone a genomic epidemiologist.  Some may still be scratching their heads.  Well, worry not!  We are here to help decode the work of these vital disease detectives.  Let’s start with epidemiology.  Epidemiologists study the patterns and causes of …

Solving Science Puzzles without all the Pieces

Seeking to understand nature’s mysteries is like solving a jigsaw puzzle…except we often don’t have all the pieces.  Sometimes there are substances at work that are too small or too hidden for us to be aware of, but even without all the pieces, scientists can think of powerful ideas that help us see the big …

Henrietta Lacks – a Cautionary Tale

Henrietta Lacks was a proud woman.  She did not know much about science, but she loved her family, and lived a satisfactory life by all accounts of those who knew her.  That is, until she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  The disease ravaged her body, and with whatever strength she had left, she endured radium …

SpaceX Launches Astronauts to the Space Station!

Connecticut Science Center Podcast : SpaceX Launches Astronauts to the Space Station! Special Down To A Science feature. We were so excited about the recent SpaceX Launch that we just had to put together this Down To A Science Podcast special. Hear from Educators Andrew Fotta and Nick Villagra as they discuss the exciting news of the first …