Morbid Museums: The Ethics of Displaying Human Remains

By Elizabeth Lesko (Paris Catacombs – By Vlastula at the English language Wikipedia) If you’re anything like me, you love a good museum. Most cities in the world have at least a local history museum to their name, and an afternoon spent wandering through one can be a great way to learn about a culture. … Continue reading Morbid Museums: The Ethics of Displaying Human Remains

Heart to Heart: How a Single Nucleotide Change Can Restructure the Heart

By Joseph Cirilo Have you ever experienced one of those days where you come home after a long day of work, sit down to relax to some Netflix or Hulu, and then whatever you decide to watch throws work right back into your face? Well, I recently had this experience while watching the TV show … Continue reading Heart to Heart: How a Single Nucleotide Change Can Restructure the Heart

The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine

By Rahul Nachnani Millions of patients are struggling with treatment-resistant psychiatric diseases including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction. These folks often go through numerous rounds of medications, therapies, providers, and are understandably frustrated with the lack of progress in their mental health and recovery. In an ideal setting, rather than months of ring-around-the-pharmacy, … Continue reading The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine

Organ on a Chip: The Future of Biomedical Testing

By Rebecca Fleeman Photo Credit: Flikr Technology has significantly changed the way we interact with our environment. One noticeable advance is technology continuously becoming smaller and smaller over time. For example, look at how we listen to music. We began with records, moved to cassette tapes, then ended on CDs before everything we listened to … Continue reading Organ on a Chip: The Future of Biomedical Testing

A Limited Cure for a Different Viral Epidemic: HIV and Stem-Cell Therapy

By Stephanie Baringer Photo Credit: Needpix.com Amidst the chaos surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, other areas of the virology field have continued to advance. In early March, it was announced that Adam Castillejo, a 40-year old man from London, was cured of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system by … Continue reading A Limited Cure for a Different Viral Epidemic: HIV and Stem-Cell Therapy