Daily Archives: November 3, 2013

No. 2 Women’s Soccer has successful Senior Night against RMAC rivals Metro State

In their final home contest of the season, and Senior Night, the No. 2 Colorado School of Mines Women’s Soccer team faced off against Metro State in a battle of two of the RMAC’s best and the result was a 3-0 win. Now 16-0-1 on the season (13-0-0 RMAC), Mines is ranked number two in the nation, making it their highest ranking in school history. The win marks the thirteenth straight win, the twenty-third straight conference match without a loss, 31 straight unbeaten matches, and the thirteenth shutout of the year for the Lady Orediggers.

Shell Seminar: Systems Glycobiology with Sriram Neelamegham

Many of the complex mechanisms of the human body still remain unknown to researchers. Specifically, the intricate details of protein synthesis linger as a mystery that beckons to be solved. Sriram Neelamegham and a team of researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo are working on a project to decipher the formation of glycogens in the body; an important study that has several beneficial applications in the health care industry. At its core, the research focuses on examining glycans, which Neelamegham notes are, “functional components of the cell surface.” Glycogens are a type of sugar structure, similar to glucose. However, glucose is monosaccharide while glycogen is polysaccharide, being made up of multiple glucose molecules. Neelamegham emphasizes the use of the engineering perspective in this biochemical project, specifically to break down the chemical reactions that happen inside the cytoplasm of a human cell.

Scientific discoveries this week: 11/4/13

Within the next 50 years a Milky Way Supernova will be visible from Earth, according to astronomers at Ohio State University. Astronomers are nearly 100 percent certain that infrared telescopes will be able to detect and record a supernova in our home galaxy. However, odds are low, less than 20 percent, that such phenomenon would be visible to the naked eye.
Christopher Kochanek, professor of astronomy at Ohio State explained the significance of this revelation. “We see all these stars go supernova in other galaxies, and we don’t fully understand how it happens. We think we know, we say we know, but that’s not actually 100 percent true.” Because scientists will be able to detect this potential supernova in the Milky Way within a moment’s notice, they will thus be able to witness the very beginning of a star’s end, something that has never been done before.

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