Scientists are studying why some athletes with a sickle-cell mutation face a greater risk of sudden death
At TED Education, we're obsessed with learning. Whether it's about the history of the cell theory, or how to write a slam poem. And since I happen to be obsessed with science, I have a particularly fond place in my heart for our science lessons.
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So far we've met five of the six principal investigators of the cruise: Kay Bidle, Jack DiTullio, Marco Coolen, Anna Martins and Assaf Vardi. The only one left is Ben Van Mooy.Broadly, Ben's lab works on marine chemistry.
Walking around the main lab here, you'll hear two main languages: English and Hebrew. You've met the PI's speaking English: Ana Martins, Jack DiTullio, Kay Bidle, and Marco Coolen.
One of the things a lot of people want to know is just who these scientists are in the first place. So in the next few days I'm going to introduce you to some of them.
One of the scientists on board, Chris Brown, visualized the relationship between Ehux and ship morale. The top there is real data, so you can see just how big the spike was in Ehux concentration in our new spot.In the spirit of Chris's graph, here are some other little graphs I've made in the past few weeks about our time here.
The Knorr is a big ship as far as research vessels go - but there's still no getting around the fact that you're in a little metal box in the middle of the ocean with 49 other people for a month.