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Middle-schoolers discover novel chemical bond

Date:
April 21, 2013
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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
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Middle-school students from rural Maine discovered a novel chemical bond found in animal tissues.

Students from the Dedham School in Dedham, Maine, were participants in the Aspirnaut program a science-outreach program started at Vanderbilt University, in which scientists engage with middle- and high-school students through videoconferencing.

Showing a great interest in the research that was being demoed by Vanderbilt scientists, four talented Dedham students volunteered to become part of the research project.

Guided by their teacher and Aspirnaut organizers, the students worked to corroborate and expand on the discovery of a novel chemical bond found in animal tissues.

Their research found that this bond, which they describe as an "essential innovation for the genesis of animal tissues," was also present in another lineage of multicellular organisms, thus demonstrating its evolutionary importance. This novel discovery will be included in a soon-to-be published scientific article.

After their discovery, the students made great efforts to inform members of their community about their research and its implications, thereby bringing the outreach effort full circle. The students will be at the Experimental Biology conference to talk about their experiences and how the Aspirnaut outreach program got them interested and involved with science.


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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). "Middle-schoolers discover novel chemical bond." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130421074409.htm (accessed July 31, 2014).

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