Repaying Your Sleep Debt

by Francine Liang I love sleeping. Sadly my relationship with sleep is strained because I rarely have time for it to visit me. Mostly we tend to catch up on weekends, but overloading on too much of a good thing does not make me feel that great afterwards. Terrible analogy…

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Brain Death: Debate on the Definition of Life

by Abram Estafanous In December of 2013, 13-year-old Jahi McMath entered Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, California for a seemingly routine procedure to have her tonsils removed. Immediately after the surgery, she experienced a heart attack and brain hemorrhaging. Three days later, she was declared brain-dead and issued…

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Students Attend Medical Conferences with APAMSA

by Jessica Frankenberger Medical conferences allow researchers, health professionals, and students to share their research and increase their knowledge in specific health fields. While undergraduate students usually do not attend conferences, some organizations are encouraging and facilitating undergraduate attendance. USC’s Premedical Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is one…

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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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USC Joins Forces with Verdugo Hills

by Lynn Benjauthrit On July 16, a historic union was born when a deal was closed between two leaders in healthcare: Verdugo Hills Hospital and the USC Keck School of Medicine.  By combining the broad resources of a prominent academic institution and the immediate access to quality care provided by…

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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 smaller and lighter, people can start incorporating computers into clothes and fashion accessories. Being in contact with bodies 24/7 enables…

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