Reducing Anxiety Associated with Venipuncture and Finger Pricks

Reducing Anxiety Associated with Venipuncture and Finger Pricks Kelly Dellovo Keene State College Due: May 3rd 2018 Introduction Since the tender age of four years old, I developed an irrational fear of needles. The thought of doctors and dental offices would send me into a whirlwind of anxiety and tears. Even from such a youngContinue reading “Reducing Anxiety Associated with Venipuncture and Finger Pricks”

Microbial Diversity BIO367 Final Poster

In Microbial Diversity, a microbiology course taught at Keene State College by Dr. Loren Launen, I worked on a project that would span the entire semester. To begin the project I chose an environment that interested me, I hypothesized what kind of microbes might be found in that environment, and based on that, designed aContinue reading “Microbial Diversity BIO367 Final Poster”

Nasal chemosensory cells use bitter taste signaling to detect irritants and bacterial signals

Marco Tizzano, Brian D. Gulbransen, Aurelie Vandenbeuch, Tod R. Clapp, Jake P. Herman, Mair E. A. Churchill, Wayne L. Silver, Sue C. Kinnamon, and Thomas E. Finger. As a part of a class assignment I read the paper, “Nasal chemosensory cells use bitter taste signaling to detect irritants and bacterial signals”. The following image isContinue reading “Nasal chemosensory cells use bitter taste signaling to detect irritants and bacterial signals”

Bonnie Bassler on Quorum Sensing

As a part of a class assignment we were instructed to watch Bonnie Bassler’s video seminars on bacterial quorum sensing. Upon completion of these video lectures we completed a quiz on the content. The following images are screen captures of my notes from these lectures and provide as an effective summary for the content IContinue reading “Bonnie Bassler on Quorum Sensing”

Biofilms: an emergent form of bacterial life

In class we had a paper discussion about the degradation, molecular makeup, and ecological/clinical relevance’s of biofilm. The following image is a summary of our discussion and of the journal article “Biofilms: an emergence form of bacterial life” by Hans-Curt Flemming, Jost Wingender, Ulrich Szewsyk, Peter Steinberg, Scott A. Rice, and Staffan Kjelleberg.

“A moral problem, not a cognitive one.”

Kelly Dellovo WHIL Paper 4 Professor Regan Due: 04-28-18 In some states, terminally ill patients have the right to request a prescription for lethal medication. These patients have been diagnosed with an advanced terminal illness. These patients hold the right to take the lethal medications to end their lives peacefully on their own terms. ThisContinue reading ““A moral problem, not a cognitive one.””