Research

Immunotherapy Through History

Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that harnesses the power of the human immune system to fight cancer. In the last decade, immunotherapies have revolutionized the field of oncology and personalized medicine. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy target cancer cells but often times, as collateral damage, destroy healthy tissue as well. As a result, physicians…

Eye-Spy a Concussion

Playing professional football is a dream many aspire towards but few succeed to achieve. After being signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2015, NFL wide receiver Adrian Coxson had his big chance. Unfortunately, his dream suddenly came crashing down as soon as it began. After suffering a concussion during training camp,…

What Happens Now?

You wake up on the ground with blurry vision and feeling nauseous. The last thing you remember is going up for a header – a routine play in a routine match. The trainer runs onto the field and asks some standard questions. “What’s the score? Which half is it now? Did the team win the…

Of Microbes and Men

In the last several decades, many diseases have become less deadly. Prostate cancer as a cause of death has decreased by seven percent, heart disease by eleven percent, and stroke by sixteen. The fatality of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), on the other hand, has increased by 123 percent. Affecting nearly six million individuals and amassing nearly…

Remembering Alzheimer’s Disease

Friends and family members of Alzheimer’s patients endure the heartbreak of watching a loved one lose their memory and independence. As the United States demographic becomes increasingly top heavy—with the portion of the population over 65 years estimated to more than double by 2060—the need for Alzheimer’s disease research is immediate. The suffering that Alzheimer’s…

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