Daily Archives: April 1, 2021

The Role of ZFHX4 in Regulating the Cancer Stem Cell State

Gliomas are a class of primary brain tumors that originate from glial cells, which are cells that support the function of neurons in the central nervous system. This class of tumors includes astrocytic tumors, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas and mixed gliomas. Within the group of primary astrocytomas, glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant and commonly occurring astrocytoma,…

A Crucial Call for Change from the Coronavirus: Revamping the American Healthcare System to Address the Gaping Holes Exposed by COVID-19

In her five-minute video-log, Dr. Ashley Bray, a general medicine resident, records her average day in a New York City hospital overburdened by new patients who have contracted COVID-19, a virus which has infected nearly 109 million people globally and has been responsible for the death of over 485,000 people in the United States alone…

Sweden’s Herd Immunity: Success or Failure?

As SARS-CoV-2 swept across the world in 2020, it left a wave of national lockdowns in its wake. Different countries enforced these lockdowns in different ways. Australia made good use of its status as an island, barring travel into the country except in strict instances followed by a fourteen-day quarantine. Towns in Italy and Spain…

Trust the Process

The road to medical school is an arduous one, even when not in the middle of a pandemic. Students are focused on getting better grades, gaining clinical experience and properly setting themselves up for their “ultimate” goal of medical school all while trying to better themselves as individuals. With this mission also comes a constant…

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