One for All, All for One: A Report on the Ethics of Model Organisms

Brian Smith shares his ethics & society case study, which he completed as part of our Young Scientist Program. The use of animals in scientific research has long been a subject of controversy, dating back to at least 1822, when the British Parliament enacted new laws “relating to the Cruelty to Animals” (Nowlan). Movements like these set the precedent for animals’ treatment in research, with two critical pillars on which even modern model organism work stands: A person shall not perform […]

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Information Systems Week at São Paulo University

BMSIS Young Scientist Fernando Favoretti Vital do Prado led an outreach event at the University of São Paulo. Fernando’s engagement was part of his Communications requirements for the BMSIS Young Scientist Program. Read Fernando’s impressions below: Last week I gave a talk at the University of São Paulo for the Information Systems Week. The Information Systems Week is characterized by technical-scientific-cultural events carried out in different formats and by the exchange of experiences between students of all levels inside and […]

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Short Story Collection Now Available

Further Tales from Spaceship Earth, the second volume in our ongoing short story collection, has been published and is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. Edited by Jim Cleaves and Palmer Fliss, this volume includes science-informed fiction by affiliates and friends of the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. The collection reflects an intersection of each author’s knowledge of science and vision of the future, which grapple with critical issues of our transformation into a technological and […]

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Jim Cleaves Named Fellow of ISSOL

Dr. Jim Cleaves was recently named a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL), also known as the international astrobiology society. The title of Fellow is the second highest awarded by ISSOL, with Dr. Cleaves being the youngest person to receive this honor. Congratulations to Dr. Cleaves!

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Ryan Scott Receives ASBMR Young Investigator Award

Young Scientist Ryan Scott and his team were awarded the 2017 ASBMR (American Society for Bone Mineral Research) “Young Investigator Award.” Other team members who worked on our research with Ryan at NASA Ames Research Center include Mohit Nalavadi, Sulekha Anand, Yasaman Shirazi, and Josh Alwood. Ryan will give a presentation of his results, titled “Zoledronate and Mechanical Loading Treatments During Simulated Weightlessness: Cancellous Structure and Osteocellular Responses” at the 2017 ASBMR Annual Meeting in Denver this September. Congratulations to […]

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