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Activation of the Hedgehog protein pathway: A potential solution to obesity?

Activation of the Hedgehog protein pathway: A potential solution to obesity?

By Nicholas Persaud The United States has faced many epidemics in which diseases and illnesses have had adverse effects on the health and wellbeing of Americans. When we think of epidemics we typically think of Ebola, malaria, the flu, or anything that is infectious. However, […]

Health Care Reform: Learning From Other Major Health Care Systems

Health Care Reform: Learning From Other Major Health Care Systems

By Mimi Chung With the United States Senate recently dismissing modified plans for health care in the US, different health care systems in other countries have gained considerable public interest. Health care in the United States can vary dramatically depending on an individual’s personal circumstances. […]

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Migraines: What, Why, and How to Fix Them

Migraines: What, Why, and How to Fix Them

By Sharon Washio Migraines are most commonly defined by their excruciating, pulsating pain. It is a prevalent disorder, with over 38 million Americans affected, of which approximately 28 million are women. It isn’t just your ordinary headache—some say that it feels like the side of […]

November: Epilepsy Awareness Month

November: Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Barbara Gruszka To understand epilepsy, a condition of the brain which causes seizures due to disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain, first knowing about the brain may come in handy.

New Findings in Princeton Rabinowitz Lab on the Role of Lactate and Glucose in the TCA Cycle

New Findings in Princeton Rabinowitz Lab on the Role of Lactate and Glucose in the TCA Cycle

By Devorah Saffern A study done at the Rabinowitz lab in the Chemistry and Integrative Genomics Carl Icahn Laboratory at Princeton University was published in this month’s edition of Nature. The work, which analyzed the role of glucose in the nutrient-metabolizing tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA […]

The Injury You Cannot See: The Effects of the Refugee Crisis on the Rohingya Children

The Injury You Cannot See: The Effects of the Refugee Crisis on the Rohingya Children

By MaryAnn Placheril Bordering India and China, Myanmar is a mainly Buddhist country with a sizable Muslim minority, the Rohingya. However, the government of Myanmar does not recognize the Rohingya as citizens, leaving them stateless. For decades, Buddhists have systematically oppressed the Rohingya, but this […]

Life Expectancy: Discrepancies, Outcomes, and Future Directions

Life Expectancy: Discrepancies, Outcomes, and Future Directions

By Ava Torjani A recent study demonstrated a significant improvement in life expectancy among the least-expected countries, including Niger, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Gambia, Nepal, and Peru. These are low-income countries with relatively low access to and quality of healthcare. On the other hand, people in several […]