Articles by Neha Prasad

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


Bridging Gender and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care

Alaina Maciá, CEO of Medical Transport Management (MTM) and an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), has dedicated her career to breaking down barriers: those that affront socioeconomically-­disadvantaged patients in accessing health care, and those that hinder women in the workplace. While these issues seem unrelated, Maciá seizes her position as a female…

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…

The Tick-Tock of Our Biological Clock

We live in a world where sleep is for the weak, but perhaps the lack of sleep is what weakens us the most. We constantly engage ourselves intellectually and socially yet undervalue the necessity of several hours of mindless sleep. We pull all-nighters weekday after weekday and try to compensate for our accumulated sleep debt…

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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