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What Would Kill a Yeast Astronaut

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            This summer I researched the toxicity of Zinc Oxide nanoparticles on Saccharomyces cerevisiae (common baking yeast) in normal and microgravity conditions.  But why should anyone care about the effects of Zinc Oxide nanoparticles?  Zinc Oxide nanoparticles have many exciting potential biomedical applications, such as killing cancer cells and antibacterial effects.

The Beginning of an Amazing Experience

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            It’s hard to believe I’ve been in Puerto Rico for nearly a month.  Time has just been absolutely flying by.  Even in this short time I’ve learned an incredible amount, and I’m sure I’ll only learn more in my remaining time here.  Living here has introduced me to so many new friends and mentors both in the context of research and in everyday life.

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