Technological Telepathy

by Sucharita Yellapragada The idea of mind control has been depicted in movies for many decades. From The Matrix in 1999 to Inception in 2010, this concept of the ability to have power over a person’s actions or thoughts creates room for scientific exploration and inquiry in the field of…

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Clinical Research: Dr. Reef Karim

by Morgan Cheeks and Vatcharee Benjauthrit Myocardial infarction.  Automated external defibrillator.  Skin grafting, pacemakers, and shunts galore.  Television has introduced the general population to an increasingly diverse range of medical vocabulary.  The medical world has not been left untouched, with many shows nowadays focusing on the daily dramas and comedies of…

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Professor Interview: Dr. Alan Watts

by Lu Tian Dr. Alan Watts, USC professor of biological science, neuroscience, physiology and biophysics, leads a research team that focuses on the interactions between the brain and glucose metabolism. Professor Watts was interested in how physiological stresses control particular neurons in the brain by using a shock condition called…

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Clinical Research

by Janie Chen Dr. Susan Enguidanos of the Gerontology department has taken multidisciplinary research to a new level. Though Dr. Enguidanos primarily does research in palliative care, she has intertwined cognitive psychology with social work. Her innovative work has been so groundbreaking that Kaiser Permanente facilities have implemented her model…

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MEDS 490

by Aicha Lodin MEDS-490 Directed Biomedical Research is the ideal course for any student seeking research experience without any previous research experience  required. Erin Yamauchi, program specialist for the minor in health care studies, states that medical schools and many other professional degree programs are now requiring that students participate…

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SOAR Grant offers students funding for research

by Jessica Kuo Co-Editor-in-Chief Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) offers students 1000 dollar grants every Fall and Spring semester for research projects. “The College emphasizes the grant to students as an investment,” says Student Programs Advisor Donna Garcia. “With more research opportunities, students will have a leg-up in a…

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