But many juniors and seniors have more than just their immediate classes and summer plans to consider — they are frantically working to start or wrap up their capstone research projects. It’s honors thesis season.
Stanford researchers reported a first-time discovery of tissue-specific targeting in pathogens that could revolutionize research on disease treatment in both plants and humans. The findings of this study on tumor-causing corn fungi, published in Science earlier this month, oust conventional ideas about how pathogens attack their hosts.
Some administrators attribute the decline to myriad reasons; in other departments, applications are up, and the drop rate also varies across departments.