Author Archives: Emily Dustman

A Possible Cause: Progress & Promise for Parkinson’s

A new study centering on the gut microbiome holds potential answers to Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered a potential cause of Parkinson’s disease – certain strains of Desulfovibrio bacteria. The study enables the screening of the carriers of Desulfovibrio strains and the removal of the bacteria from the gut. Strains in patients […]

Celebrating the Sounds of Saturn with China Blue

China Blue was featured in Issue #3 | Man, Machine, & Power of E-Squared Magazine. Don’t miss her upcoming solo exhibition celebrating the sounds she discovered for NASA in Saturn’s rings. “Listening for the Unheard” Opening: 5/13 4:00-7:00 PM Exhibition: 5/13-6/18 11 Jane Street Art Gallery, Saugerties, NY    

Pre-order Issue #6

I have been working hard on getting all of the content completed and input into the layout/publishing software. The current issue is near completion, and pre-orders for ISSUE #6 are now open! Recently, I also set up a new shop – placing orders should be much more streamlined. ISSUE #6 is set to be released by this […]

The Egyptian Ostraca & Taxes

Being that it is tax season, have you ever heard of ostraca? Ostraca, also known as potsherds, are simply broken pieces of pottery that were used in recordkeeping. Limestone flakes and other thin stones were also commonly used. What kinds of records were kept? Stories, letters, prescriptions, student exercises, receipts, and…debts. Yes, just like a […]

Sound Science & Achieving Positive Change

Sound Science & Achieving Positive Change What does it mean to be “scientifically sound?” It means denouncing pseudoscience and adhering to the requirements of best available science as defined in WAC 365-195-905 (5)(a) and (b) []. OK, that is pretty “jargony.” Simply put, sound science implies that a set of data, facts, or conclusions of […]

Help Save SymbioticA!

Help Save SymbioticA! SymbioticA, a keystone organization in the ecosystem of the international art and science community, is under threat of imminent closure at The University of Western Australia. This is truly devastating to innovation in the sciences. Research, discovery, and innovation would not be what they are today if not for the organization and […]

An Amino Acid Tasting Party, Say What?!

Stay Curious, Dream, & Do. Did you know, most animals can detect macronutrients in food just by using taste? In fact, the content of food can typically be predicted on the basis of the *taste of amino acids.* Consistent with this, most amino acids have a taste, which makes some of them important as taste-active […]

Pushing Pause.

I decided to push pause on E-Squared during most of the pandemic with COVID and COVID-related family deaths. I did make attempts to work on the magazine, but labor, supply chain issues, printing business closures, and inflation left me solving problems left and right. So, I decided a pause would be best to deal with […]