Nicholas Jankowski

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An interesting study. With all of the back and forth trying to ascertain causality related to certain bee population declines (pesticides, pollution, pathogens, parasites, wild versus cultivated bee colony susceptibility, etc.), it seems there has been quite a bit of uncontrolled variability in many of the studies done. It will be interesting to see the experiment methodology and what bounds that may place on the scope of potential conclusions. Things like: will the dosage be field-relevant to levels at time of application or for likely remaining residues at forage times? Will dosage try to emulate single exposure or lifetime-accumulated exposure estimates? How will diet be controlled and what will it consist of? How can/will population parasite burden be controlled and/or ascertained pre- and post-experiment? Some controls may run into cost limits based on this funding request, so understanding and clearly stating what can't be pinned down in this study is going to be very important.
Apr 10, 2019
How do glyphosates impact bumblebee productivity and parasitology?
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I'm very interested in this project for several reasons. At first, from the title, my skeptical defenses went up as I expected to an experiment centered around 'all natural product' buzzword pseudoscience. Instead I see a promising experiment, from a high schooler no less, delving into the complex and fascinating science of pharmacognosy. We live in a world where people seem to focus on some fictitious separation of the natural world and science, with baseless moralizing on better or worse. I'm excited to see what you discover, and you've already identified some key points where positive evidence could lead to more robust study and development of improved pharmaceuticals and treatments down the road. Best of luck!
Jan 31, 2019
Can treatment with natural medicine be used to prevent Parkinson's symptoms?
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No problem. I assume it would all eventually be laid out in the experimental design section of your thesis, and you have more important things to do than write it twice :)
Jul 04, 2018
How does sleep deprivation impact problematic eating?
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This is a great project topic. Sleep depravation is an important topic, especially in modern society with pressures pushing so many to low level chronic sleep depravation. I am curious about your variable level choice. The description mentioned other studies, so maybe it's just context I'm missing, but why 4 and 8 hours, and only a single night? Obviously the 8hr is a standard control, but is 4 hrs the right amount to be "sleep depraved"? Would more information be gained from a multilevel variable, say 0, 2, 4, 8 hrs? Maybe additional variable levels would create significance issues with the number of test subjects? Would appreciate some commentary to that effect, and best of luck!
Jul 04, 2018
How does sleep deprivation impact problematic eating?
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