Medicine

Meet Edward Jenner

Apr 02, 2020

By Jenna Beam Meet Edward Jenner, a physician from way back in the early 1800’s. Why do we care about another old English man, you ask? Because Edward Jenner is the man responsible for one of the most important medical discoveries ever made: vaccines.  As a baby through early childhood, and even sometimes as an […]

Long Live the Worms

Mar 06, 2020

By Rachel Cherney Immortality is a trait only possible in science fiction and fantasy. However, with scientific and medical advancements, humans are able to live well past 100 years, the oldest undisputed* human to live was Sarah Knauss of the United States who died at 119 years, 97 days old. *There was a woman who […]

Future of Organ Transplants

Jan 09, 2020

By Rachel Cherney If you’ve received your driver’s license, chances are you had the option to decide to donate your organs after your (unfortunate or untimely) death. Organ transplantation is an incredible medical procedure, allowing so many people a second chance at a quality life, or life at all. Just one organ donor can save […]

Can we teach our body to recognize cancer?

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By Christina Marvin Immunotherapy is an entirely new way of thinking about cancer treatment. Traditional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation aim to target and destroy tumors. Often times, tumor targeting is poor or the treatments damage other parts of the body. Immunotherapy, on the other hand, teaches our body’s natural defenses (the immune […]

The Ice Bucket Challenge: Community Involvement Fuels Scientific Breakthroughs

Aug 25, 2016

By Michelle Engle Edited by Tamara Vital and Christina Marvin Remember when everyone was dumping buckets of ice water over their heads “in the name of science”? Did you ever wonder what happened after that? When the ALS Ice Bucket challenge went viral in the summer of 2014, everyone from elementary school students to celebrities […]