The Opioid Crisis: Efforts of Science and Medicine

*This is the second of two articles on the Opioid Crisis in the U.S. To read the first, click here. In 2016, over 64,000 people died from drug-related overdoses, more than all U.S deaths from the Vietnam War. The primary culprit—opioids. Indeed, more than 90 Americans die per day due to opioid overdoses. Scientists and physicians …

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The Opioid Crisis: How it Arose

***This is the first of two articles on the Opioid Crisis in the U.S. This article details the history, discovery, and early use of opioids. The second article will elaborate on the responsibility of scientists and physicians for enabling the opioid crisis in the U.S, as well as their current roles in eliminating it. The …

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On the Election 2016 Aftermath

Anger and Resentment. Jubilation and Relief. Two very different reactions to the most divisive, disliked president-elect in the history of American politics. A deeper investigation into the feelings of jubilation and relief of those who voted for Donald Trump unearths the same feelings of anger and resentment that nearly 60 million Hillary Clinton supporters currently …

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Diffusion fMRI: Addressing Limitations of Current Medical Imaging Techniques

This marks the first time that researchers have been able to combine structural MRI and fMRI and validate the utility of the method for further use. We can then apply this knowledge to combat diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and more.

Football soon will not be the same and that’s a good thing

"Football has perpetuated a culture of lies, fraud, and coverups of the most appalling order."

Are doctors too complacent?

There is a big difference between a doctor saying, "I'm not sure what is wrong" and ending the conversation with a prescription for a drug that may or may not work, and "I'm not sure what is wrong, yet."

Welcome Back!

Hello all, Sorry for my lengthy hiatus, but I'm happy to announce that I will be back to regularly blogging about my summer research in the Song Lab, science, sports, education, and much more! Last summer we almost reached 10,000 views with only a handful of articles. Let's keep the conversation going this summer. I …

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Amgen Scholars Summer Symposium

'"The Amgen Scholars program has been an incredibly didactic experience; it has solidified my desire to pursue a career as a physician-scientist. The program is much more than a summer research fellowship, though."

Juniata College: Pennsylvania’s best kept secret

Making the right college decision comes down to one thing above all — fit.

How to land the internship of your choice

The most important thing in applying for internships is to apply with a purpose. If 1,000 people apply to the same program as you, chances are about over half have similar grades, honors, and work/research experience as you. So, how do you set yourself apart?