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Mary Shown

is an undergraduate student at Indiana University, studying journalism and biology. In addition to writing for A Moment Of Science, Mary balances being captain for the IU Western Equestrian Team as well as media manager for the IU Science Writers. When she's not running around, Mary enjoys reading and writing everything science and hopes to continue this throughout her career.

Recent posts by Mary

April 18, 2014


Infected mosquitoes can spread diseases such as yellow fever by biting on a person's skin

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Causes Headache For Travelers

The yellow fever vaccine, YF-Vax, has recently been in short supply. Find out what this means for you.

March 13, 2014


The use of hearing aids may be able to help distinguish between healthy aging and dementia.

A Possible Connection Between Hearing Loss And Dementia

While more research is needed to prove a causal relationship, scientists have found a significant correlation between diminished hearing and cognitive decline.

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