Business & Finance

Alfred Chin | January 26, 2015

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Pharmaceutical companies have played an essential role in advancing global clinical treatments and distributing life-saving medicines to those in need, whether simple painkillers such as Panadol or state-of-the-art cancer drugs such as Sorafenib. Recently, however, the pharmaceutical industry is in decline. Stagnating industry combined with [...]

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Kathryn Cavanna | January 21, 2015

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Poop – it’s not exactly a topic intended for dinner conversation. In fact, it’s a byproduct of a bodily function so disgusting that society avoids talking about it all together. But for many people suffering from pseudomembranous colitis, a painful condition characterized by inflammation of the colon, a conversation about excrement could [...]

Behavior

Dahlia Coopersmith | January 16, 2015

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People fail to quit smoking despite their knowledge of the health risks associated. Others fail to take medications that help prevent debilitating disease. The benefits of exercise and the costs of fried foods are well known, yet many neglect healthy action. The amount of control we have over our health and wellness is important, but [...]

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Srividya Murthy | January 23, 2015

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It is common knowledge in our increasingly fast-paced and stressful society that chronic stress is injurious to a person’s health, but how our psychological stress really translates into physiological consequences is still a growing area of research. The study “Does cellular aging relate to patterns of allostasis? An examination of basal and [...]

New Features

Dahlia Coopersmith | January 16, 2015

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Sarah Murnaghan was 10 years old in June 2013 when she was battling the end stages of a severe case of cystic fibrosis. Sara was born with this autosomal recessive genetic disorder, which was affecting her lungs. Over the course of 18 months, this Pennsylvania girl worked her way up to the top of the [...]

Education

Albert Li | October 6, 2014

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Over the course of scientific history, many research experiments have been conducted, and amazing discoveries have been made that have improved countless lives. However, not all of the work has been ethical, and in fact, some of it has been cruel. In such cases, the ends do not justify the means. Because science depends on [...]

Ethics

Kara Zielinski | January 23, 2015

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In 1992, Dr. Alan H. Handyside was able to successfully test a fertilized embryo for cystic fibrosis before implanting the embryo back into the mother [1]. First, Dr. Handyside extracted multiple eggs and sperm, fertilized the eggs, and allowed the embryos to develop in the lab for a few days, part of the process of [...]

New Features

Michaela Lee | January 16, 2015

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Now is not the time for waste, especially with the dismal economic situation. We really should not be reaching for our wallets. However, politicians and the public alike appear to be blaming the scientific community for squandering the nation’s budget with “questionable, odd-ball” research. The widely brought-up examples on studies of duck [...]

Medicine and Health

Angela Zhang | September 28, 2014

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Water is an essential of life that many of us take for granted. In industrialized countries, we’ve become accustomed to a seemingly endless flow of pure, uncontaminated water from the tap at the turn of a wrist. In our society, access to an unlimited amount of clean water is considered the norm, and as a [...]

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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.