Precision Medicine: Episode 2 – Get to Know the Star of the Show

By  Diya Ramesh (‘23) Precision medicine is a healthcare strategy in which treatment/prevention options are tailored to each individual. Essentially, it involves customizing healthcare to each patient based on various factors, including genetics.  Episode 2: You’re on the edge of your seat, wondering what happens next in the thrilling tale of precision medicine. You wonder, “Why bother with precision medicine? What does it actually do? … Continue reading Precision Medicine: Episode 2 – Get to Know the Star of the Show

The Precision Medicine Show: Episode 1 – TV’s Next Big Hit

By Diya Ramesh (‘23) If you love WandaVision, enjoy the references made to it throughout this series. If not, pretend they’re not there! BEEP, BEEP, BEEP! As usual, you wonder why alarm clocks haven’t yet been declared a form of cruel and unusual punishment. All the same, you slide out of bed, albeit very reluctantly. Bleary-eyed and half-asleep, you stumble into the bathroom to brush … Continue reading The Precision Medicine Show: Episode 1 – TV’s Next Big Hit

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

By Isabelle Aquilina (‘23) With the anticipation of the COVID-19 vaccine, an important issue comes to mind: how will the order of distribution be determined? Many of us know at least one person who has gotten the vaccine or is scheduled to. The U.S. is leading the global vaccination campaign, with 5.2 vaccines administered per 100 people with a total of 17,176,247 doses, behind only … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Stem Cells: The Superhero Sequel

By Diya Ramesh (‘23) When we last saw our mighty superhero, the stem cell, it was being questioned on just how powerful it is. Is our great hero a fake? Thankfully, not at all. Just what is it, though, that makes stem cells such heroes? Well, it’s actually the fact that they don’t have set jobs. You heard me right, folks, because unemployment is our … Continue reading Stem Cells: The Superhero Sequel

A New Wave

By Abigail Kendal (’22) Oftentimes, we live in a dichotomous world: a world defined by black and white and yes and no decisions. Disciplines are either technical and scientific or creative and imaginative. Cures are medical or alternative. We study biology, chemistry, and physics or history, art, and literature. However, these intersections blur more often than we may expect. The study of psychiatry lies directly … Continue reading A New Wave