Daily Archives: February 1, 2014

The Realities of Cancer in College

According to the American Cancer Society, six percent of the new cases of cancer in 2013 occurred in people under the age of 45. With philanthropic endeavors such as Relay for Life and the cutting edge research at the medical school, our institution does not claim ignorance to these statistics. Yet, it is difficult to…

How ‘Dope’ is Academic Doping?

It’s the night before a huge exam. You have just gotten back from a day of classes interlaced with meetings, office hours, short conversations with friends, Facebook, and more meetings. As you open your textbook for the first time all semester, you question if—even with an all-nighter—you have enough time to possibly learn everything you…

Science, Not Fiction

  Students coming into WashU know that our faculty is studded with world-renowned researchers. Once attending the school, however, so many students become engulfed by their classes that these researchers become no more than professors. Behind the syllabi they hand out in prerequisite classes, our professors are truly pushing the frontier of medical research. Daniel…

Getting Antibiotics Out of Our Food

Antibiotics are the most important medical advancement of the last hundred years. That’s my opinion. This is a fact: every year, our antibiotics become less effective, and there are fewer new drugs developed to replace the ones that resistant bacteria have bested. Over 2 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and those…

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