Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Space Exploration with NASA-AMES" with Ruben Ramos, M.S. in the TLHS Studio Theater

"Space Exploration with NASA-AMES" with Ruben Ramos, M.S. in the TLHS Studio Theater

Admit it, he was pretty cool. What did you learn? What did you think about what he said?

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Is HIV Infection Impossible to Cure?" with Nejat Duzgunes, Ph.D.

October 15, 2008
Marin Science Seminar

Is HIV Infection Impossible to Cure?
with Nejat Duzgunes, Ph.D.

"We will describe how HIV infects its host cells and the molecular targets of current anti-HIV drugs. We will discuss why it has not been possible to cure HIV infection or to develop a vaccine against it, and how one might cure AIDS. We will also discuss briefly the challenges of doing scientific research in the United States, and how one might overcome these difficulties."

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

I found this quite interesting. Hope it tells people not to smoke. My mom is taking nursing classes to learn to be a nurse and she said that a partially clogged artery is so hard it goes "tap, tap" if somebody hits the plaque. It is partially grown into the wall of the artery. Also, I am somewhat surprised there is no radioactive method.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Regarding this evening's lecture by Dr. David Saloner, I was pretty amazed by how they could create 3-D maps of the arteries and then measure the blood flow through various parts of them. Then they can look at the same arteries over a period of years and tell how they had changed. They could tell the change both in terms of how fast or slow the blood was flowing in different areas, and in how big the arteries were getting because of arteriosclerosis. This helps not only charting the progress of the disease, but also helps see how different medical therapies might be working over time. It made me wish that I had taken more math in school and made me glad that the kids at the MSS were getting to see all the cool things you can do with math. I didn't get to see that when I was in high school.

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"Transportation Research Panel" - An Interview with En-Ya Zhang from the MSEL Transportation Team

by Shoshana Harlem, Terra Linda High School En-Ya Zhang is a Sophomore at Terra Linda High School. She is part of MSEL's Transportati...

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Marin Science Seminar is a one-hour science lecture/presentation with a question and answer period open to all interested local teenagers, educators and community. Seminar sessions are held 12 Wednesday evenings during the school year, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in room 207 at Terra Linda High School, 320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael. Seminar speakers are scientists, mathematicians, engineers, physicians, technologists and computer programmers. The topics presented are in a specific area of the speaker’s expertise, geared to interested high school students.