Every week our Research Editors highlight a few of the latest headlines in science news and explain why these pieces are interesting and applicable to our classes at UC San Diego. If you find an engaging science article, share it with us on our Facebook page and your highlight may just be featured!
Woman Turning into ‘Human Statue’ Gets Bionic Arm | Live Science
A woman who was initially misdiagnosed with “cancerous tumors” in fact has a rare disease called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or more commonly known as “stone man syndrome”. This condition leads to progressive transformation of muscles and tendons into bone.
If you are interested in learning more about various diseases, consider taking BIMM 110 (Molecular Basis of Human Disease).
— Nicholas Kotsyubko | Research Editor
Maximizing Broccoli’s Cancer-Fighting Potential | E! Science News
Broccoli, an already very nutritious food, may now be enhanced even more with the addition of a plant hormone called methyl jasmonate, lowering rates for potential cancers. Studies are now performed to test the hormone’s abilities.
If you are interested in learning more about food and nutrition, consider taking BIBC 120 (Nutrition).