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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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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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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A Student’s Guide to Finding Research

by Lu Tian The World Health Organization’s recent designation of air pollution as the leading environmental cause of cancer has brought attention to the detrimental effects environmental conditions can have on human health.  For students at the University of Southern California, residing in Los Angeles comes hand in hand with…

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