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Malaria: Preventable, Curable, Going Nowhere Fast

Madeline Pliska

Malaria has largely been defeated around the world, but there are still thousands of people who die from the disease every year in sub-Saharan Africa. Cultural perceptions about malaria are preventing the elimination of the disease, which is caused by Anopheles mosquitoes.

 

Regenerative Medicine: The Interplay of Stem Cells and Polymer Science

Marcus Valcarce-Aspegren

Regenerative medicine is one of the most exciting frontiers of medicine. It has the potential to save millions of lives through the growth of new, healthy organs. People die every day waiting on organ transplant lists that might soon be unnecessary.

 

Beyond the Medicine: Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths in African-American Women

Sarah Chen

This paper will explore a solution to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in African-American women. African-American women are equally as likely as white women to get breast cancer. However, African-American women are 41% more likely than white women to die from breast cancer.

 

Pharm.D. or M.D.?: The Growing Role of Pharmacists in Today’s Healthcare

Catie Travis

Pharmacists are beginning to practice Medication Therapy Management (MTM), which is when they meet one-on-one with patients to clarify their medication plan. This paper explores how pharmacists could become just as important as doctors, and perhaps even more so.

 

Constructing Nature: Using Artificial Habitats to Save Bats from Fatal Disease

Lauren Moore

Bats are in danger, but man-made caves could save them. This paper explains the advantages of building these caves.

 

Can We Grow Replacement Organs? A Survey of Current Literature

Connor Karr

Although written a century ago, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is not far off from the ideas some scientists have for modern medicine. Regenerative medicine, also known as tissue engineering, could be one of the most powerful medical fields in the future.

 

The Wrong Diagnosis: Why Infectious Disease Continues to Undermine Africa’s Development

Chris Rota

Infectious disease is a part of the human existence, a necessary experience which is shared by people from all walks of life. In the developed world, illnesses such as the common cold come and go with relatively little impact on the people they touch.

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