Medicine and Health

Courtney Jirsa | April 16, 2016

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The concept of a clinical trial is not new to the world of medicine. Patients who meet the specific qualifications for the trial either receive treatment as part of an experimental group or a placebo as part of a control group. For researchers, trials have two outcomes from this point on: the treatment works and [...]

Medicine and Health

Dimitris Bratsios | March 10, 2016

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In pharmacology, a substance used in the treatment of a disease is by definition called a drug [1]. Instead of treating a disease, a drug may in some cases be toxic due to numerous adverse effects. Some of them are side effects that occur when the chemical compound of the drug binds to its intended [...]

Medicine and Health

Alfred Chin | November 25, 2015

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Earlier this year, President Obama announced the $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative which will “provide clinicians with new tools, knowledge, and therapies to select which treatments will work best for which patients” [1]. Taking into account individual genetic, environmental, and lifestyle differences, precision medicine aims to create [...]

Medicine and Health

Kathryn Cavanna | April 16, 2016

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When we were seven years old, my best friend Drew started retouching things. The habit began thirteen years ago on an otherwise normal morning. Drew’s mom pulled her tan suburban in front of the school, where other kids jumped out of their parents’ cars eager for another day of first grade. Drew, contrastingly, remained buckled [...]

Technology

Eman Mirdamadi | February 27, 2016

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3D printing technology has grown exponentially over the past 4 decades. The origins of 3D printing started in the early 1980s when the technology was exclusively for high end manufacturing processes. Today, 3D printing is both used for large scale consumer products and home use. Throughout the history of 3D printing, there have been many competing [...]

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Krithika Iyer | November 13, 2015

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Dark matter has been a source of intrigue for scientists long before it became exciting fodder for science fiction. Immortalized by popular shows such as Star Trek and Futurama as an efficient and powerful fuel source, the reality is much more rudimentary. Dark matter is essentially a component hypothesized to be a sort of “missing [...]

Life Sciences

Amy Jin | April 9, 2016

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Optogenetics meets “Three Blind Mice” and the mice become blind no more. Researchers from various institutions, including the University of Southern California (USC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have worked together and succeeded in restoring vision to blind mice [1]. In April of 2011, a paper channeling their breakthrough [...]

Medicine and Health

Raagini Suresh | January 9, 2016

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On January 30th 2015, President Barack Obama gave the State of the Union Address. He took this opportunity to announce the Precision Medicine Initiative. This revolutionary approach to medical treatment is based on the principle of human individuality – people have different genes, environments, and lifestyles. It only makes sense that people [...]

Behavior

Sohil Patel | September 26, 2015

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Darwin’s famous voyage to the Galapagos Islands in 1831 formed the foundation of the theory of evolution [1]. Since then, scientists have applied this theory to investigate the diversity and relationship between species. Although Darwin’s theory of evolution states that humans evolved from primates, the definition of cognitive function and [...]

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Short Term Rentals in Tel Aviv

Honors students in Universities can often find opportunities to travel abroad. If you are studying in Israel, you might find that student housing doesn’t work well for you. Look into some of the Tel Aviv vacation rentals in the University area.