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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Disaster Relief

by Lu Tian Disasters often occur without a warning, leaving large-scale destruction, death, and mass hysteria at its wake. They destroy homes and livelihoods. For those lucky to survive, struggling to fulfill the basic needs of food and shelter is hard enough. Accommodating immediate disaster relief and long-term reconstruction require…

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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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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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Smallpox Eradicated: What’s Next?

by Aline Hesse The eradication of smallpox is considered one of the greatest achievements in the field of public health. Despite initial skepticism following a failed attempt to eradicate malaria and little funding, the global effort to eradicate smallpox was finally achieved in 1975. Though all diseases are potentially eradicable,…

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