Sleep For Health And Life

PacSci Perspectives   Have you ever wondered why we sleep? Sleep is as important for life as food and water. Humans and other animals sleep every day, yet the function of sleep is one of the biggest mysteries in biology. When I was little, I was fascinated by...

Surgery Without Stitches: Interventional Radiology (IR)

PacSci Perspectives   Fifty years ago, radiologists learned to diagnose many medical conditions by injecting dye into a patient’s bloodstream and using X-rays to pinpoint the problem. Then pioneering radiologist Charles Dotter asked, “If we can find it,...

Get Ready For Wellbody Weekend With Wellness 101

PacSci Perspectives Wellness, as defined by The National Wellness Institute, is an active and “self-directed and evolving process.” According to the World Health Organization, wellness is “complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not...

Laura Schlenke: Global Health And Uganda

PacSci Perspectives In the summer of 2011, Laura Schlenke (a former Pacific Science Center fellow), and a team of graduate school researchers ventured to Uganda, with the hopes of introducing a portable ultrasound machine to a community lacking in advanced medical...

Healthy Almond Milk Ice Cream

PacSci Perspectives Beat the heat with this potassium- and protein-packed treat! Ice cream is the quintessential summer dessert. It is also higher in calories—a single serving contains nearly 300 calories with significant amounts of sugar and saturated fat. There are,...
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