HIP Cells: A Novel Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases

By Dylan Feldstein Unethical. Overhyped. Polarizing. Indeed, there is great controversy surrounding stem cell therapies, particularly pertaining to human embryonic stem cells. With the advancements in science and technology, a new type of stem cell called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), generated by reprogramming adult somatic cells, eliminates the reliance on human embryos to harvest […]

The ‘GrimAge’ Reaper: Accelerated mortality linked to major depressive disorder

by: Annika Pohlo In addition to the most commonly known symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD), this condition is also a risk factor for a number of issues associated with aging, such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Present in over 16.1 million Americans, MDD is a mood disorder tied to emotional and even physical […]

Medical Mysteries: Uncovering How a New Medical Algorithm Can Reduce Racial Disparities in Healthcare

by: Lavanya Sankaran Every day, technology is becoming more and more like its creators—us! Within medical fields, deep learning through artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms has already been proven to match expert-level human performance in medical imaging tasks like early cancer detection and eye disease diagnosis.  Medical advances such as these celebrate the fact that technology […]

The Medical Revolution of Virus Treatment and Diagnostics: CRISPR-Cas

by: Paige McGarry Recent developments in the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas have introduced incredible advancements in diagnostic procedures. As of late, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has impacted more than 215 countries around the world, and with no evident cure, the virus is leaving destruction in its wake. The diagnostic abilities of CRISPR-Cas pose potential solutions towards solving […]

Health Disparities: Genetic Misdiagnoses Among Minority Patients With Cystic Fibrosis and Barriers to Receiving Life-Saving Drugs

by: Valerie Lobato Throughout this country’s history, the principles that define American democracy are the recognition of fundamental worth, dignity, and the importance of treating others with equality.  With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to plague the nation, becoming health conscious has become an important aspect of everyday life, especially with children being more susceptible to […]

The Ruling Repercussions of Redlining: Examining the Role of Historical Redlining Maps in Adverse Birth Outcomes Today

by: Lavanya Sankaran Since the 1930s, redlining maps (which evaluated neighborhood mortgage-lending risk) have played a key role in upholding racial disparities across the United States. Now, nearly 100 years later, the long-term health impacts of redlining are just being revealed. A recent study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley found that unfavorable birth […]

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