From a Joke to a Challenge- Eating Laundry Detergent Packets

Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN    A  news headline caught my eye recently and has me thinking that common sense and critical thinking has gone out the window these days. It seems a joke video entitled the “Tide Pod Challenge” has “inspired” teenagers to eat Laundry Detergent Packets and…

All You Need to Know About the BCAAs - Facts and Fallacies

What are BCAAs: Branched Chain AminoAcids Amino acids are building blocks of proteins. There are 22 amino acids in the body that carry out various functions especially protein synthesis. Among all amino acids, 9 are called Essential Amino Acids. These 9 essential amino acids must be obtained from external sources…

The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms: Are GMO's Good for You?

Find out once and for all: Are GMOs good for you? This analysis is part of our latest Scientific research on GMOs. These are the real facts, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. A popular modern debate is the question of whether consuming genetically modified organisms is positive…

Journal, Volume 1, August 2017 (Kidney Health)

Fresh off the press! Volume 1 of the Scrutinizer Journal is on Kidney and Urinary Health. Click Here to View the Journal as a PDF The urinary system maintains the balance of chemicals and water in the body. Kidneys filter 120-150 quarts of blood to produce about 1-2…

A Day in the Life of a Geneticist

This tutorial deals with what a Geneticist does? Dr. Noll explains what her usual day looked like in her Genetics laboratory, some of her studies she performed, and pros and cons of this profession. View Teaching Session https://nepris.com/sessions/session/detail/51330…

Food Revolution: Nomadic Diet Vs Today and GMOs

The tutorial covers history of agriculture from early stone age to date; Can we recreate Paleo diet today? What are GMOs and how are they created, are they safe? As Usual I teach Critical Thinking Skills to the students, and they use the facts presented to come to a conclusion…

12th Grade Biomedical Science Independent Research Projects

75 Students designed independent research projects that covered a wide range of topics ranging from genetic engineering with bacteria to human physiology. This session covers experimental design, literature search, how to decide which articles can be trusted, statistical analysis. Listened to the students’ experimental designs and offered suggestions on Controls…

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

By Dr. Anna Simon Introduction Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is important for metabolism, converting carbohydrates and amino acids to useable energy for the body, and as an antioxidant protecting against tissue damage from free radicals. The earliest recorded isolation of riboflavin was in 1879 by A.W. Blyth, who extracted…