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Don’t lose heart on coffee

Coffee is a ubiquitous product in our everyday life. For many, coffee is essential to getting through the day.  Not surprisingly, coffee is known to increase attention, memory, and other cognitive measures in the short-term (1). Caffeine also has acute physiological effects, leading to short-term high blood pressure and increased heart rate. But what, if…

A “Vegetable-less” Campus

Most people agree that vegetables are an important part of a person’s diet. Vegetables provide many vital nutrients and minerals that power everyday bodily function and long-term healthy living. However, access to fresh vegetables can sometimes be limited, especially so on college campuses, such as our own. With limited access to fresh vegetables, both in…

Can Phage Therapy be the solution to antibiotic resistance?

When Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered that fungal spore contamination killed off the bacteria growing on his petri dishes in 1928, it started off the era of antibiotics. Further research led to discoveries of New antibiotics in the 1960s and 70s as the “golden age of antibiotics.” Suddenly, no bacterial infection seemed untreatable. Everything including cancer…

Gene Therapy: A Possible Cure for Hemophilia

Over the past century, the development of treatments for hemophilia has seen remarkable progress. People with hemophilia in the early 1900s had a life expectancy of 13 years, while today, most patients with hemophilia can expect to live a nearly normal life (1). Back then, there was no way of storing blood and victims often…

The Case for Dancing with Illnesses

When we think about the prehistoric ages, we imagine cavemen, igloos, and mediocre broken speech. However, scientists worldwide have voiced that there is reason to suggest dancing was in the mix. Professor Richard Ebstein of the psychology department at the Hebrew University‘s Scheinfeld Center for Genetic Studies believed that dancing is an activity humans were…

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