College Girl Uses Powerful “Study Drug”

College students constantly use study fuels like coffee and energy drinks to stay productive. But a certain USC student uses a special performance enhancing drug that increases her ability to focus and expands her attention span. Reported, Edited, and Filmed by Cameron Quon Special Thanks: Amy Vandenberg Dr. Dave Baron…

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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 will no longer have to prick themselves to monitor their blood glucose level; these contacts will do it for them…

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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 of irreversible blindness worldwide. Glaucoma is a condition that results in damage to the eye’s optic nerve, the eye’s communication…

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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 school. In contrast, non-traditional research has appealed most to pre-med juniors Steven Strozza and Harleen Marwah. Strozza, who is a…

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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 research and apply it to medically relevant contexts. Samir Awasthi, an MD/PhD student at the University of California, Davis is…

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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, she arrives on campus early in the morning. Once in her office, she begins her day by answering emails from…

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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 Dornsife started the Lazarex Cancer Foundation after a close family member fell victim to pancreatic cancer. The foundation provides resources…

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