Roni Dengler is a 2017 AAAS mass media science & engineering fellow. She recently earned a doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Beyond the lab bench, she acted as editor-in-chief for a graduate student-run blog Science Buffs and co-organized several science and science communication symposiums, including the upcoming ComSciCon Rocky Mountain West.
Roni’s Recent Stories
Health Jul 11How to stay out of a nursing home and age independently
A new study from Sweden outlines which aspects of a healthy lifestyle predict independent living late in life.
Science Jul 06Trimming these invasive flowers could help curb malaria
Biologists working in Mali found an invasive tree also doubles as a buffet and a haven for malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Science Jun 29Neonicotinoid pesticides are slowly killing bees
Neonicotinoid pesticides commonly found in agricultural areas kill bees and hurt their ability to reproduce, two separate large-scale studies confirmed Thursday.
Science Jun 27This human protein may unfurl toxic tangles in Alzheimer’s disease
A human protein -- called CyP40 -- can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new study.
Science Jun 23Why offshore wind turbines can’t handle the toughest hurricanes
Offshore wind developments are rapidly expanding. But most wind turbines are not built to withstand a direct hit from the strongest hurricanes, according to a new study.
Science Jun 17Tired of taking pills for diabetes? How about a shot of broccoli?
A compound found in broccoli improves diabetic outcomes to an extent that rivals the go-to drug treatment, with fewer severe side effects.