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 young … Continue 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 a … Continue 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 is … Continue reading Nasal chemosensory cells use bitter taste signaling to detect irritants and bacterial signals

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.