C2ST Blog


Interview with Dr. Amy Lasek

Dr. Amy Lasek is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After giving an excellent talk at our program "The Science of Addiction" earlier this year (see the trailer HERE, and the full video HERE), I caught up with her to ask some followup questions.


C2ST: Is there anything that you wish you had gotten to say at the program that you didn’t get to.


Synopsis of "The Myth of Brain Sex"

            Men are from Mars and women are from Venus! You may have first heard this expression years ago, or more recently as the title of the pop psychology book by John Gray.


How We Treat Cancer

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in America. Despite this bleak statistic, cancer therapies have improved drastically over the past decades. Many diseases that were once an imminent death sentence can now be managed comfortably for years after diagnoses. However for many others, cancer is still a certain death sentence.


Playback from Pluto

Ten years to the night that the New Horizon Mission to Pluto was launched, William S. Higgins, an ambassador for NASA’s Solar System Ambassador Program, shared the wonders of the ground breaking discoveries and mysteries that remain to be uncovered about the dwarf planet and its surrounding objects.



A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words--A Look at Teaching Science With Comics

By Julia Turan

“Comics are like cookies, I may choose one over another but I love them all. It may have sweet potatoes in it but it’s still a cookie,” confessed MK Czerwiec, Registered Nurse and Medical Assistant, who loves to talk about the power of comics.

At “A Picture is Worth 1000 Words—Teaching Science With Comics,” MK Czerwiec opened the audience’s eyes to the field of science comics and their power.