Daily Archives: December 9, 2017

The Intertwining of Politics and Medicine: DACA and its Effects on Mental Health

Through hard work, determination and initiative, every resident in the United States should have the equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity: the very core of the American Dream.  While it seems plausible in theory, many struggle to achieve this idealized version of the American life, as is the case for many undocumented immigrants.  With…

Xenotransplantation and Gene Editing in Pigs

Xenotransplantation, the transplantation, implantation, or infusion into a human recipient from an animal donor, has been attempted for more than 300 years with little to no success [1]. The possibility of an essentially unlimited pool of organs to choose from has taunted many transplant surgeons and researchers alike. Beginning with blood xenotransfusion, then the grafting…

2017 Health Care Policy Recap

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as ACA or colloquially as Obamacare, was signed into law by President Obama. It passed with heavy Democratic support and no Republican support in the U.S. Congress, and for the past seven years, Republicans have aimed to repeal and replace the bill…

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