A Look Into the Mysterious “Fever Effect”: Temporarily Reducing Symptoms in Autistic Ahildren

A remarkable list of urban myths exists regarding the alleged benefits of falling ill with a fever, with some parents believing fever episodes will even help their children grow taller.  Amongst the myriad of colourful ideas, there are many that seem less credible than others despite being demonstrated multiple times over the past few decades […]

A “Renaissance” in Research: Can Psychedelics be Used to Treat Chronic Pain?

By: Melina Bindra The healing powers of psychedelics have been used for centuries, from Amazonian healing to Native American ceremonies, where the ingestion of various plant preparations evokes an altered state of consciousness. But over the past two decades, the recreational and medicinal use of psychedelics within the U.S. has noticeably increased. Psychedelics could possibly […]

A Viral Twist on Current Brain Tumor Research: Associating Immunogenetics of Antigen Response with Glioma Risk and Survival

By Riya Arul In 1796, the concept of using viral antigen responses was first introduced to create vaccines that protect us from viruses such as smallpox; today, scientists at UCSF have been able to utilize the same concept to enhance our understanding of malignant brain tumors. Gliomas, or glioblastomas, are brain tumors characterized by the […]

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