Planaria, the incredible regenerating worm

What does it mean to be a regenerative organism? Well, unlike simple healing that happens when you get a paper cut, and new skin forms, regeneration involves the formation of multiple tissues and complex shapes. Your first reaction to regeneration may be to think of something like in Hercules when he fights the Hydra monster that upon having its head amputated immediately grows two more. When found in … Continue reading Planaria, the incredible regenerating worm

A Biased Survey of the Best Tufts Classes

Course selection is coming up soon, so I asked a few of my senior friends (hence the biased sampling) to identify their favorite STEM classes at Tufts. I got back a few answers. A majority were pretty major-specific… “My favorite STEM-related class was Physical Organic Chemistry (Chem 151) because it involved class participation and Thomas is really good at explaining difficult concepts. (Class is not … Continue reading A Biased Survey of the Best Tufts Classes