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Night Ward Call

March 28 – May 1, 2016

5 weeks… 5 gruesome weeks of night shifts, being the only junior doctor covering nearly the entire hospital including: general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, cardiology, sub-acute geriatric evaluation, pallative care + oncology. 240 more words

The Daily Sands

Tackling Contraction of Infections from Healthcare Facilities

by Rideeta Raquib

Healthcare-acquired infections or HAI are illnesses acquired from healthcare environments, such as hospitals or rehabilitation clinics. It is a serious issue which affects thousands of people every year and multiplies healthcare costs significantly. 334 more words


A Baby’s Association of Food and Environment

by Rideeta Raquib

The dilemma of what to eat for dinner is a peculiar evolutionary trait that has enabled human beings to survive for centuries. Culture and our social surroundings are aspects that influence our species when it comes to our preference in food. 410 more words


Reduction of Antioxidants Could Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells

by Rideeta Raquib

Antioxidants are natural chemicals found in food and tissue that may have beneficial health effects. Although it is a common ideology that antioxidants aid in fighting cancer, pancreatic cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) begs to differ. 396 more words


A New Genome-Editing Technique

by Jalwa Afroz

Developmental biology explores how cells differentiate from a fertilized egg into a complex multicellular organism. Although the idea of marking cells to track their development is not new, scientists at Harvard University and the University of Washington developed a CRISPR genome-editing system that offers far more specificity and versatility by tracing cells with fluorescent proteins. 355 more words