Vol 5  2011
table of contents
Letter from the Editor 2
Science News 4
 Amiya Ahmed - NASA: Is it the End or Only the Beginning?
 Atbin Doroodchi - Nobel Prizes Awarded
 Helen Lin - The Aftershocks of L'Aquila: The Indictment of Italian Seismologists for Manslaughter
 Sadhvi Batra - Say Goodbye to Chronic Pain
 Kavita Nadendla - The Missing Link
 Timothy Fernandez - The Benevolence of Rattus norvegicus
 Helen Lin - Glow-in-the-Dark Cats
Ashruta Patel - A Potential Treatment for Heart Failure Patients
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Edward Taub 11
Research Narratives 14
Michelle Chang - An Evaluation of the SPOONS Program on an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit
Amanda Melnikoff - A Fairy Tale
Sope Oguntuyo - Kí lō fé ṣē tōbá dàgbà
Katherine Beaufait - Fishing for Success
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sadanandan Velu 20
Short Reports 22
Ashruta Patel - A Mechanistic look at the Regulatory Functions of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor γ (PPARγ) 
Coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) and Estrogen Related Receptor (ERRα) 22
Faculty Interview: Stephen Barnes, Ph.D. 23
Sadvi Batra - Effects of Sulforaphane and Cisplatin Treatments on A2780-CP20 Ovarian Cancer Cell Line 25
Winne Tsai - A Proposed Model of Apoptosis of Pancreatic Insulin-Secreting Beta-Cells 29
Helen Lin - Cyp11a1 Deficiency Retards Cell Movement 33
Spotlight on UAB's Genomics course 38
Faculty Interview: Brian Sims, M.D., Ph.D. 39
Pia Cumagum - Effects of the O-acetyltransferase wcjE on the Opsonization of Streptococcus pneumonia 
in a Multiplexed Opsonophagocytic Killing Assay 40
Michael Longmire - Drugs of Abuse on Coated Paper and Polymer Currency 44
Research Papers 47
Valentine Nwachukwu - Characterization of calmodulin and Fas interactions in Fas-mediated death inducing signaling complex 47
Megan McMichael - Structure Based Design of Inhibitors of Trypanosoma cruzi DHFR as Potential Therapeutic Agents for
Chagas’ Disease 54
Miranda Collier - The Effects of Diet on Crystallin Protein Levels in the Zebrafish Lens 60
2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Recipient 68
Submission Guidelines for 2012 69
Inquiro staff 70
Acknowledgements 72