USGS: Climate change impacts some river levels, but not in Midwest

By Paige Blankenbuehler COLUMBIA – The Missouri River was given an unfortunate diagnosis in June. Lower water levels were recorded at its source areas near Montana and may have been a result of… Continue reading

A Bitter Pill: Journos miss clues in health coverage

Never take information at face value Journalists miss important clues in early coverage of new drugs By Paige Blankenbuehler As a journalist on the healthcare beat, the reporting we do and the information… Continue reading

Study reignites debate: Is the energy drink, alcohol mix safe?

By Paige Blankenbuehler Outside, lines extend from the popular late-night bar, Roxys. Inside, patrons are often drinking heavily. On Thursdays, Roxys turns into the home of the “Bottomless Cup Night.” Columbia’s late-night crowd… Continue reading

Viruses as Vehicles: Finding what drives

This is an article written by my summer, editorial intern at the Bond Life Sciences Center. I assigned the story, supervised sourcing, all edits and photography. I’m pretty happy with the finished product.… Continue reading

Researchers flex new muscle in SMA drug development

By Paige Blankenbuehler Lauren and Claire Gibbs share contagious laughter, ambition and a charismatic sarcasm. Both are honor students at Shawnee Mission East High School in a Kansas City suburb. They also share… Continue reading

Diversity and coexistence in a 20-foot living tapestry

I recently assigned this story to my summer intern at the Bond Life Sciences Center. Turns out, the towering plant wall is a nod to diversity and coexistence — not unlike our research… Continue reading

On Your Nerves: Cell Mechanics

Illustrating a distinction between two cell theories on communication speed and a correlation to neurodegenerative disease. This video is part of a story on research at the Bond Life Sciences Center. Read the… Continue reading

How it works No. 5: Media tips from a journo to a scientist

“How it works” is a series inviting readers and aspiring journalists into the process behind news gathering. This series aims for transparency and to provide a look into the process of the industry for media… Continue reading

How it works No. 4: A journo/science relationship

“How it works” is a series inviting readers and aspiring journalists into the process behind news gathering. This series aims for transparency and to provide a look into the process of the industry for media… Continue reading

SoyKB: Leading the convergence of wet and dry science in the era of Big Data

By Paige Blankenbuehler   The most puzzling scientific mysteries may be solved at the same machine you’re likely reading this sentence. In the era of “Big Data” many significant scientific discoveries — the… Continue reading