Articles by Neha Prasad

Neha Prasad is a junior from New Jersey. She can be reached at nehaprasad@wustl.edu


Play and Playability

After the civil unrest spurred by Freddie Gray’s death and controversy over excessive police force, Baltimore needed a way to heal and restore peace in the neighborhood. The “Play More B’More” initiative was undertaken by the city, engaging youth from underserved neighborhoods as interns and volunteers to promote the playability of their city. KaBOOM!, “a…

Volume 4 Issue 1 Out Now!

Dear Reader, Frontiers Magazine attempts to tell stories about health. We reframe dialogues, current events, and ideas so that the undergraduates of Washington University in St. Louis can read about how a single person–or a single molecule–can change the world. As we strive toward this goal, we are continually expanding upon the possibilities. We started…

American Horror Story: Superbugs

Imagine scraping your knee. In the 1900s, before antibiotics (and sanitation laws) were discovered, that wound could have led to bacterial infection and possible death. Today, deaths due to infectious disease have been cut to 5 percent since the dawn of the era of antibiotics. In countries where antibiotics are not prevalently used, strep throat can…

Microbes and Me

We are—on both the cellular and genetic level—more bacteria than human. There are 100 times more genes in our bodies coding for the microorganisms in our intestines than our own human genes. Imagine the potential for opening new doors to medical discovery through manipulating the ecosystem of microorganisms flourishing within us. When we eat natural…

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