Why Women Miscarry, and How Miscarriage Stigma Needs to End

I first heard about the stigma surrounding miscarriages in a post that Mark Zuckerberg made on Facebook, announcing his wife Pricilla’s pregnancy, and how they went through three previous miscarriages before they got to this point. He writes, “It’s a lonely experience. Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you — as if you’re defective or did something … Continue reading Why Women Miscarry, and How Miscarriage Stigma Needs to End

The Wonderful World of Wet Lab

Biology research has been at the pinnacle of scientific inquiries since the beginning of time. We want to understand our bodies and the world around us. At Tufts and the surrounding Boston facilities, research is booming and we have access to the brightest and most curious minds, the most technologically advanced equipment, and a myriad of resources. Before you get into wet lab research, you … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Wet Lab

Signs of the Heart: A Novel Look at Heart Tissue Engineering

There are many factors in a progenitor cell’s environment that contribute to the path a stem cell will take, whether it be differentiation, senescence, or apoptosis. These stimuli include chemical, mechanical, and electrical signaling. Over the last decade, a lot of progress has been made toward the discovery of these signals, especially in heart tissue engineering applications. Heart disease has, unfortunately, been the leading cause … Continue reading Signs of the Heart: A Novel Look at Heart Tissue Engineering