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How to Eat Right to Prevent Cancer

In 1970, Richard Doll and Richard Peto published a key study regarding nutrition and cancer; their conclusions were that 75-80% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. may have been prevented by simply altering environmental factors like diet, alcohol consumption, and tobacco usage1. However, tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption affect a Read more…

Determining Your Career Path: A Distinguished Chemist/Energy Scientist Weighs in

Interviewers/Editors:  Ella Corpuz, Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, CA, Graduate;  Eena Kosik, Senior, Dos Pueblos High School; Agnetta Cleland, Senior, Dos Pueblos High School; Nick Pici, PhD Candidate, Literature, University of California Santa Barbara Interviewers are interns at The Kavli Foundation (http://www.kavlifoundation.org/). Editors’ Note: The following is based on excerpts Read more…

Characterization of the Purity of Curcumin Extraction: Comparative study of UV Spectrophotometry and HPLC from a Field Application Perspective

Abstract: Turmeric is a popular spice used in South Asia for both culinary and religious purposes.  It has also been used in traditional Indian medicine called Ayurveda.  More recently curcumin has been identified to be the active ingredient in turmeric, and its pharmacological basis has been identified.  This paper examines Read more…

A Novel Method for Producing Silver Nanoparticles

Abstract: We created silver nanoparticles using silver nitrate and sodium alginate through a method of mixing and heating the two solutions. The nanoparticles were confirmed by spectrographs and electron micrograph investigations. They proved to be very effective inhibiting the growth of E.Coli when embedded in agar. A PDF version of Read more…

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