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Breakthrough Treatment Provides Hope for Individuals with Peanut Allergies

by Nicole Basler According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers have reported more than 15 million Americans and 17 million Europeans living with food allergies. A study…

Contacts Monitor Diabetics’ Glucose

by Janie Chen Google has created contact lenses that double as glucose monitors. If ever sold in the market, these contacts have the potential to revolutionize the diabetes industry. Diabetics…

Breakthroughs in Glaucoma Research

by Jackie Kruglyakova Affecting more than 60.5 million people globally and over 2.7 million people over 40 years of age in the United States alone, glaucoma is the leading cause…

Novel Method of Creating Stem Cells: Too Good To Be True?

by Dalton Banh Bathe mature cells in mild acid for half an hour and what do you get? Pluripotent stem cells. That was the shocking discovery made in late January…

A Look at Non-Traditional Research

by Anjlie Gupta Many pre-health students choose to get involved in research directly related to biology or medicine, with the belief that such research will best prepare them for medical…

A Day in the Life: MD./Ph.D Student

by Varun Awasti MD/PhD degrees can be obtained through dual-degree programs offered at various allopathic medical schools throughout the United States. Having both degrees allows one to conduct in-depth scientific…

A Day in the Life: Ph.D Student

by Sana Azam Caroline Johnson, an aspiring neuroscientist, starts her day like any other person: with a cup of coffee and playing with her furry feline. Like many other commuters,…

An Interview with Dr. Elina Baksina

by Erika Baral Q: How did you become interested in becoming a pharmacist? A: In high school I wanted a career that was people-oriented and I was very interested in…

SoCal Lazarex: A New Approach to Cancer Funding

by Audrey Chai The Lazarex Cancer Foundation focuses around a simple idea regarding cancer treatment: the size of someone’s checkbook should not determine the type of treatment they receive. Dana…

Wireless Health Technology

by Manu Gandham If you’ve ever seen someone wearing Google Glass, or a Nike Fuelband, or the Pebble Smartwatch, then you’ve witnessed the beginnings of wearable technology. As devices get…

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