Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.


‘A well-choreographed dance’

Science | Scientists discover the immune systems of newborn babies are almost identical
by Julie Borg
Posted 9/20/18, 12:03 pm

Researchers in Sweden were stunned recently to discover that even though newborn babies come in contact with vastly different microbes in their first few weeks of life, their immune systems follow a preset pattern of development, nearly identical from one baby to the next.

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God’s knitting mechanism

Science | Researchers may have solved part of the mystery in how humans are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ in the womb
by Julie Borg
Posted 9/13/18, 04:28 pm

In Psalm 139, David poetically described his fetal development as God knitting him together in his mother’s womb. Until now, the process in which embryonic cells knit into tissues and organs has mystified researchers. But scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, believe they have solved the mystery.

“In a nutshell, we discovered a fundamental physical mechanism that cells use to mold embryonic tissues into their functional 3-D shapes,” Otger Campàs, the lead researcher, said in a statement.

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California carbon ban?

Environment | Lawmakers aim to wean the state’s electric grid off of fossil fuels
by Julie Borg
Posted 9/13/18, 04:02 pm

California lawmakers voted this summer for strict energy legislation that would require the state’s electricity sources to be 100 percent carbon-free within less than 30 years. The bill, passed by the State Senate and Assembly and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 10, will bump up California’s current mandate, increasing from 50 percent to 60 percent the amount of renewable power generation required in the state by 2030. The ultimate goal: All California electricity would be produced without greenhouse gases by 2045.

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