Finance & Policy

The Resurgence of Psychedelics

As a graduate student in 1963, psychologist Bill Richards volunteered for a study at the University of Gottingen in West Germany. Little did he know that he would be ingesting psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in many mushroom species. Even so, neither the researcher nor Richards would have any qualms about such an…

Reproductive Health in the Time of Trump

In the ideal world of healthcare, everyone everywhere would have access to excellent quality of care, regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, or any other factor that may cause disparity. However, the world we live in today does not provide such an opportunity for everyone due to the institutionalized nature of healthcare and striking disparities between…

More Than Surgery

A little over six decades ago, kidney transplantation was not an option for those afflicted with chronic kidney disease. Almost five decades ago, the first human heart transplantation surgery lasted nine hours while the patient survived for less than three weeks afterwards. A little over three decades ago, the first robot-assisted surgical procedure was performed…

Orbis

Imagine waking up one early morning, groggy and confused, reaching for a blaring alarm clock next to your bed to hit the snooze button. The first attempt to hit it fails, although you should be able to see it out of the corner of your eye.  Suddenly, you realize you can’t perceive your alarm clock,…

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