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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Clofazimine as an at Home COVID-19 Treatment

Written By: Kaylee Zhou Scientists from Sanford University and the University of Hong Kong recently published a study indicating that the drug clofazimine successfully defends and prevents severe inflammatory responses against SARS-CoV-2. These researchers emphasized that this is a step in the right direction towards

Cell Aging and Human Lifespan

Written by: Osayenmwen Omozusi   Aging is a process that impacts everyone. Lifespans can be determined by how individual cells age over time. Diseases such as dementia, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis are triggered by aging (Ullah & Sun 2018), which can have destructive consequences on

Saving Memories Without a Brain

Written by: Lily Song  As human beings, having a memory of the past is an advantage we’re used to having. It’s no question that having a memory allows us to carry out day to day functions, like taking a test, memorizing a speech, or preparing

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Ancient Viruses Frozen in Permafrost

Written by Margaret Wei Background As carbon emissions increase annually, so too does the average world temperature. This is a result of the greenhouse effect as the emissions create heat, in which the sun rays are trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, preventing the accumulated heat

The Danger of Forever Chemicals

Written by: Erin Yoo What started out as a modern scientific milestone and miracle is now a cause for concern, with some labeling it a crisis. They are currently present in 99% of Americans, causing serious health problems for many (“The ‘Forever Chemicals’”; Perkins, 2020).