Daily Archives: May 16, 2019

Antidotes at Poisonous Prices

More than half of all Americans take some form of a prescription drug, not to mention various over the counter drugs, vitamins, and other supplements [2]. In fact, the United States is one of the most heavily medicated countries in the world, but also pays far more to stock its medicine cabinet than most other…

iPSCs: the future of stem cell therapy?

There have been a handful of experiments in the history of medicine that have shaped modern health. Pasteur discovered the germ theory of disease, Fleming pioneered the first antibiotic and Jenner spearheaded the first vaccine. Similarly, thirteen years ago, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka made a groundbreaking discovery that forever altered the future of genetic therapy and…

Advancing Medicine in Times of Need

For decades, science has advanced due to the impending need for increasing security, medical techniques, and communication systems in the military. A significant portion of our army funding is funneled towards the advancement of medical techniques in the hopes that despite a lack of advanced medical equipment in the field, patient lives can be saved….

Love in a Borderline Personality

Love sucks. It makes people act in ways they can’t predict and gives them weird fluttering feelings in their stomach. However, healthy people at least tend to know what to expect with love, and modern research has even discovered the molecules involved in the development of romantic attraction, both emotionally and physiologically. One of cupid’s…

Closing the Gap: Breast Cancer in African American vs. White Women

It is no mystery that poverty, socioeconomic disparities, and race have enormous impacts on our health and the probability of contracting many illnesses. The intersectionality of race and poverty play a critical role in risk-promoting lifestyles, limited access to healthcare, increased exposure to carcinogens, and ultimately, cancer development (Wells et.al, 2019). Caught in the web…

Changing Climate, Changing Health

The environment is not the same as it was ten years ago, and will not be the same ten years from now. There has been an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere, and these gases are getting trapped. When these gases cannot escape the atmosphere, average…

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