The Opioid Epidemic and The Government’s Response

     Throughout its history, the United States has suffered through several drug epidemics. The most recent of these is the Opioid Epidemic, which is receiving increasing attention by the public as the epidemic...

An Unexpected Source for Cancer Treatment

A recent study, published September 5, 2017 by Jeremy Rich and colleagues at University of California announced a new potential treatment for brain cancer: Zika virus. Zika virus made headlines for its outbreak...

Unraveling Alzheimer’s One Gene at a Time

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It is a progressive disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States (1)....

Life on a TRAPPIST-1 Planet?

The idea of humans moving to and living on a life-sustaining planet other than Earth is very exciting and even seems to be the plot to many popular movies. As it turns out, this isn’t completely science fiction...

Concussions and the Therapeutic Use of Omega-3s

An estimated 1.6-3.8 million concussions occur in the United States every year1. Athletes in contact sports suffer from concussions on a daily basis. Symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, sleep deprivatio...

A New Drug to Combat Melanoma

A new study published in EBioMedicine by the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals a drug that may hinder cancer cell proliferation. The drug, called Pevonedistat, shows potential as a treatment for...