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Machine Learning in Biomedical Research

Machine Learning in Biomedical Research

  By Ruthie Fogel   What if there was a way the world can prevent cancer and other detrimental diseases? What if there was a way to discover new drugs and predict their efficacy and success rate to find the right therapy path for a patient? Artificial...

Mantis Shrimp: 20/20/20/20/20/20 Vision

Mantis Shrimp: 20/20/20/20/20/20 Vision

By: Kun Lian (Angela) Qian  The ocean is home to a plethora of creatures, none of which are quite as fascinating as the mantis shrimp. These creatures are actually not shrimp at all, but rather, stomatopods. The mantis shrimp has several unique characteristics, from...

VR in the OR, ER, and beyond

VR in the OR, ER, and beyond

By: Reanna Chowdhury Virtual reality (VR), where software is used to mimic an artificial three-dimensional sensory environment, is one of the greatest technological phenomena. It sounds like a recent concept but the first VR system was actually created over half a...

The Implications of Synthetic Biology: A Brief Historical Reflection

The Implications of Synthetic Biology: A Brief Historical Reflection

By: Jacob L. Fine Introduction It’s alive!—the iconic shriek made by Dr. Frankenstein after creating human life in a lab—is by now universally recognized. Though Mary Shelley’s coup de maître Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818) and its 1931 film adaptation...

Perspectives on Machine Intelligence in Medical Research

Perspectives on Machine Intelligence in Medical Research

By Nathaniel Goldstein This past summer, I had the opportunity to read The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence, a book written in 2017 by Amir Husain. A technologist and entrepreneur, Husain describes the nature of machine intelligence and...

How the Pandemic and Lockdowns Affect Our Well Being

How the Pandemic and Lockdowns Affect Our Well Being

By Indiana Lee There’s no doubt that the coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Everything from work behaviors to social gatherings and even grocery shopping have dramatically adapted to what has been dubbed the “new normal.”  Many of these adjustments were never...

Covid-19 and Homelessness

Covid-19 and Homelessness

(image credit: Ofure Itua)By Jenissa SunderjiIntroduction The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has changed the way of life for people around the globe. However, individuals experiencing homelessness are disproportionately vulnerable to the current pandemic. In...

Data Utilization on Social Media Platforms

Data Utilization on Social Media Platforms

By Indiana Lee. Perhaps just as disconcerting as the coronavirus pandemic raging across the world is the prevalence of information — both true and misleading — that has propagated online. Social media has helped spread both truth and lies, protecting and...

Substance Use and COVID-19: A Crisis in a Pandemic

Substance Use and COVID-19: A Crisis in a Pandemic

By Izzar Linares Illustration by Ofure Itua This article references the most reliable and up-to-date data.  INTRODUCTION In 2017, substance use (SU) cost Canadians almost $46.0 billion, equaling approximately $1,258 for every Canadian regardless of age [1]: Healthcare...

COVID19 Demystified: Student Action for Global Impact.

COVID19 Demystified: Student Action for Global Impact.

By Lasya Vankayala By Ofure Itua COVID19 Demystified began with my lab being shut down due to the COVID19 pandemic. “Go home,” said the lab manager, poking his head quickly out of his office, “until campus opens again.” I went home. I sat in the living room and...

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