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...

The Danger of Drug Resistance

World leaders reached a landmark agreement declaring antibiotic resistance “the most urgent and global risk” at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 21 2016. Drug resistance can dev...

Pill Problem

Recent studies indicate that 10-30% of medications prescribed and distributed are never taken. The advised method for disposal is currently home disposal, which requires mixing of pharmaceuticals in plastic bag...

New Hope for Sufferers of Severe Eczema

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease and form of eczema. This disease is characterized by an increased type-2 immune response, a weak skin barrier, and an increased colonization of Staphylo...

A New Innovation to help fight against Brain Cancer

According to a study published in January of 2016, in the United States alone, more than 23,770 people are projected to be diagnosed with brain cancer and 16,050 are projected to die from it.1 Gliomas are highl...

Zika Virus

In recent news, Zika virus has been recognized as a global health problem for prospective mothers and newborn babies. Zika virus is an insect-borne disease that has been strongly linked to birth defects in newb...