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What makes an Investment a Good Investment


It is strongly recommended that Todd Foley does not invest in Centagenetix. The company is very ambitious, however, it rests on top of an unstable foundation. When you see such a company that has ambitions in a commercialized setting, you must produce results fast and have deliverables on time. When the research obtains funding from an external source, then the work the company puts out must meet deadlines and expectations. Science done in a commercialized [...]


A Letter to a Friend: Is Gene Patenting Wrong?


Oh! You got me started! So being at a biotech school, I am well aware of this issue. Of course, the question is, can we patent life? And more specifically, can we patent genes? Of course, if they are a product of nature, then no one could claim ownership of it, and thus, not patentable. However, this all changed in 1980 with Diamond v. Chakrabarty. The conclusion was that if something was modified in lab, in [...]


KGI Academic Experience Update

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Hello Stress Benders! I hope all is well. I can go in an extreme amount of detail, but I guess I will save that for when we meet in the near future. Let me begin to update you with the academics I am involved in here at KGI. The two science courses I am taking include: molecular biotechnology and a class called in vitro diagnostics. In molecular biotechnology, we talk about how molecular biotechnology impacts [...]


Recap of my KGI Orientation Experience: Foreshadowing


“KGI takes the traditional science PhD program and turns it on its head. KGI prepares students for what they will face in the industry. In the real world, you have to have business, people skills and science to get a product to market.” -Dennis Fenton ( executive vice president of process development, operations, and quality at Amgen) It has been almost two weeks since I have started my orientation at KGI, but it feels like it [...]


My Last Day at Riverside: Not Merely a Means to an End


    I sit here on my last day at UCR and thus, I am compelled to write.   How do I begin to write about an opportunity so life-changing and so dynamic? Or more so, how do I start? I met so many great people here and I have met my life-long friends at UCR. I met friends who supported me throughout my college experience and I met friends who saw me as their [...]


Ten Ways to know that she/he is the One


So often in today’s hectic time and age, we jump into things without knowing the entire consequences that may be associated with it. But just as with scientific research questions, a relationship holds the same guidelines and principles.   1 ) If your interests and hobbies were placed on a Venn Diagram, the total surface area of the mutual overlap should be very close to the total surface area of your respective individual circles. 2 [...]


University Experience: 100 Things That I Have Learned

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Here represents a list of the various things that I have learned from my experience at a 4-year college. Some are funny, some are absolutely nerdy, and some are downright serious.   1) Utilize the breaks in between the quarter to get ahead of your studies for next quarter. 2) Stay away from energy drinks. 3) If possible, ask for the syllabus before the course has even started 4) Do not engage in alcohol or [...]


StressBenders Update: My Graduation


It has been some time since I last wrote an article. However, I assure you that I used my time wisely and engaged in activities that resulted in a significant amount of personal growth. Perhaps it was not that I had run out of things to say, because to be completely honest, I didn’t. It was rather, I had too much to say and I did not know how to begin. But thankfully, I have [...]


A Letter to a Friend, an Insight to My Heart and Thoughts

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Preface From this day until now, I have started to bend my stress and again live life with a completely new mentality. This is the exact letter I wrote to my friend the night I felt everything changed for me mentally and emotionally. I knew that from this moment on, I was back, and this time, I would be more ready than ever…         “You know, my good friend…”   I began [...]


The Kazah Effect


**The scenario(s) and definition(s) applies to both men and women and not just the men.** It’s in the middle of the afternoon and you’re in line at the grocery store. You are minding your own business and all of a sudden you see an attractive girl from the corner of your eye. All of a sudden, your heart races as you are thinking about the different ways on how to impress her, as you picture [...]