Wooster biochemistry and molecular biology major Chelsea Stamm ’11 and James West, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, are on to something big at Wooster.† While studying unsaturated carbonyl compounds here at the College, the researchers found a certain compound was extremely efficient at killing skin cells, according to Director of Public Information John Finn. The study looked at structurally similar molecules that were known to kill skin cells. The researchers hypothesized that the toxicity would be relatively the same across the board. Philip J. Kingsley, an assistant in biochemistry at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine, was also involved in the study. Continue reading Professor, student make discovery
There are really two couples onscreen in director Derek Cianfrance’s new film “Blue Valentine.” Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), the beautifully breathless, stumblingly infatuated young adults who make out in Laundromats and slow dance to classic Motown, are, haltingly, hopelessly realizing they can’t live without each other.
Flash forward a few years later, and Dean and Cindy, now balding and exhausted, are raising a child and desperately denying that there is no way they can continue living with each other. The contrast between these love affairs ó because both are manifestations of love, however wrenching ó makes the best movie that came out in 2010 the hardest to watch. But, oh, is it worth it. Continue reading Blue Valentine