The Importance of Vaccine Mandates

Since they first made an appearance in medicine, vaccines have been some of the most effective tools for disease prevention worldwide.  However, in order for vaccines to be effective for an entire r...

Biotechnology to Help Crops Adjust to Climate Change

The absolute greatest controversy in today’s agriculture industry is the production and sale of genetically modified crops, even despite the safe consumption of GM crops by hundreds of millions of people world...

Human Health Impacts on Climate Change

     Even though the facts supporting climate change are indisputable, it is uncommon to find an average citizen who is genuinely, consistently, and actively worried about the possible effects.  Even though we ...

Studying Pathogenic Viruses: Risk vs. Reward

     According to the journal Nature, the struggle to contain the spread of the influenza virus is one of the biggest concerns in public health (5). One challenge in preventing an influenza pandemic is the need...

Clean Air: A Basic Human Right

What was once a carefree recreational and social pleasure that could be encountered on any corner has now become a known health concern to all who choose to partake.  It is impossible to live in our current soc...

Growing an Urban Paradise

It is impossible to walk across San Francisco’s Mission Bay district, a former landfill, without appreciating the waterside parks, grassy lounging areas, and for-rent gardening plots. The numerous spots of gree...

To Test or Not to Test?: Ethics in Genetics

In the ever-expanding field of genetics, scientists have the capability to see into a patient’s future. By using predictive genetic testing, geneticists are able to determine if a patient will likely develop a ...

Alzheimer’s: A Race Against Time

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the prevalence of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type (DAT), will increase at a dramatic rate. Alzheimer’...