Mental Health Neglect and Associated Stigmas in University Settings

by: Alina Das Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting over 300 million people across the globe. One in four people between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness (World Health Organization, 2018). Despite its immense contribution to the overall global burden of disease, Continue Reading

CasX enzymes comprise a distinct family of RNA-guided genome editors

by: Ken Hinh Advancements in genetic engineering have skyrocketed in the past seven years as the emerging genome editing tool—CRISPR-Cas9—has been utilized on bacteria, animals, and plants to edit DNA, which has the potential for curing a variety of genetic diseases. More specifically, the CRISPR system has the potential to Continue Reading

Genetically Engineered T-Cells: The Challenges and Possibilities of Treating Brain Tumors

by: Vimathi Gummalla Immunotherapy is a rising field in which treatment boosts the body’s own natural defenses to fight diseases like cancer. However, one specific area that continues to complicate the innovative treatment is the brain. To simplify the problem, scientists created T-cell therapy, where scientists genetically alter a patient’s Continue Reading

Who am I?: The Neural Mechanisms Underlying Gender Dysphoria

by: Niharika Desaraju In recent years, the world’s perception of transgender people has significantly transformed, with celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox gaining popularity as the faces of this minority. Although society has begun to understand and accept the transgender community, scientists have yet to understand any underlying Continue Reading

Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study

by: Kelvin Ngo “Ay bro can I hit your Juul please bro? Can I hit your Juul dude? Come on dude!” The last few years have seen a rapid spike in the popularity of e-cigarettes, with the Juul device being the most prominent on the market. Self-proclaimed “Juul fiends”, seen Continue Reading