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Origin and Macroevolutionary Consequences of microRNA

Origin and Macroevolutionary Consequences of microRNA

by Tristan Wild Keywords miRNA, evolution, macroevolution, microevolution, natural selection Abstract In this review, two experimentally supported mechanisms for the origination of microRNA (miRNA) genes are discussed. Specifically, the mass emergence of miRNA genes...

Addressing Healthcare Disparities Facing Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Addressing Healthcare Disparities Facing Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

By Kashyap Patel Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disease that is associated with progressive debilitation and early death. From a young age, I was exposed to the horrors that this disorder can unleash on a person’s life. My maternal grandmother...

A Crisis in Scientific Literacy

A Crisis in Scientific Literacy

By Jacob FineImagine a world free of ignorance. Diseases are eradicated, climate change is solved, poverty is eliminated, and the origin of life is elucidated. The study of natural philosophy, or what is now called science, has already answered some of the deepest...

A Depressing Fallacy

A Depressing Fallacy

By Kashyap PatelArt by Jenni Li, STEM FellowshipThe Stigma Mental health is very stigmatized in many cultures around the world. In East and South Asian cultures, mental illness is perceived to be a result of weak character and “bad genes” (1). Middle Eastern cultures...

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Welcome to the SFJ Blog

Welcome to the SFJ Blog

Science is not confined to work in laboratories or the long hours spent studying or researching in the library. Our curiosity, drive, and wonder grows from conversation within the community. This is why the STEM Fellowship Journal is launching the STEM Fellowship...

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