A Crash Course on Immunotherapy

Our immune system has amazing capabilities. From macrophages that ‘eat’ microbes to plasma cells which produce specific antibodies, numerous cell types work in conjunction to eliminate pathogens from the body. Equipped to target a wide range of foreign threats, the immune system’s T cells are especially powerful and adaptable, even able to recognize internal danger…

Living with MS

“I am not a disease,” as Nancy Mairs wrote in 1986 as a person living with Multiple Sclerosis. This syndrome is characterized for unknown causation and non-fatalness, bringing carriers a broad spectrum of symptoms, most of which involve exacerbation, the sudden onset of worsening, and the recovery from it (1).Diagnosing someone with MS can be…

The Insulin Alternative

Diabetes, a disease characterized by impaired glucose homeostasis due to a deficiency in pancreatic beta cell mass or function, currently affects over 300 million people around the world and costs just under two million dollars to care for in the United States alone. As of today, the most prominent treatment for diabetes consists of insulin…

Health Literacy: An Overlooked but Significant Contributor to Healthcare Efficacy

We are facing an epidemic – one that, ironically, both damages our healthcare system and stems from the healthcare system itself. This epidemic is a large contributor to the variability of healthcare effectiveness, the perception of overall health status, and the presence of higher mortality rates. The system we initially established to help others is…

Vitamin D Deficiency: A New Pandemic

Rickets, a disease caused by vitamin D deficiency, is rarely diagnosed by the practicing physician today. At the beginning of the twentieth century, rickets was prevalent among poor children living in polluted and industrialized cities. The discovery of vitamin D and its anti-rachitic properties soon brought about the fortification of milk with vitamin D and…

Volume 12 Issue 1 Out Now!

Dear Reader, In the era of much political turmoil, distress and shock, the world has focused on the negativity that surrounds us, frequently forgetting all the good that happens in the world.  As a student-led interdisciplinary health magazine, Frontiers hopes to shed light on that positivity by spreading our love for health and science through…

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