Daily Archives: February 1, 2014

A Message from the Founders of Frontiers

Before Frontiers Magazine came together, we felt a disconnect between the health field and our lives as undergraduates at Washington University in St. Louis. Some of us noticed it in the textbook education we receive here and some through experiences working in hospitals or internships. Through different paths, we came together to create a magazine…

Science, Not Fiction

  Students coming into WashU know that our faculty is studded with world-renowned researchers. Once attending the school, however, so many students become engulfed by their classes that these researchers become no more than professors. Behind the syllabi they hand out in prerequisite classes, our professors are truly pushing the frontier of medical research. Daniel…

Survival of the Compassionate

Building and maintaining the workforce in healthcare has become an area of concern in recent years. Medical schools put students through a rigorous course load combined with hands-on experiences that are both physically and emotionally draining. Students must serve long hours in the clinic to gain exposure to a variety of cases. Some believe this…

Getting Antibiotics Out of Our Food

Antibiotics are the most important medical advancement of the last hundred years. That’s my opinion. This is a fact: every year, our antibiotics become less effective, and there are fewer new drugs developed to replace the ones that resistant bacteria have bested. Over 2 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and those…

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