Break Out of Jail: COVID-19 Outbreaks within the Prison System

By: Derek Hsu A sentence other than death. Many individuals subjugated to the US incarceration system are exposed to gang rivalries, inhumane conditions, and low staffing levels – a sentence some would argue strips the personality and character of an individual. However, the physical layout of prisons, in particular their outdated building design, are causing […]

Dumpster Diving for Cancer Cells Made Easy: Targeting Cancer Cells With ARS1620 Modified K-RAS (G12C)

By: Crystal Chu With an estimated total of 1.9 million new cases in 2022, cancer—the second most common cause of death in the USA—is projected to cause 609,360 nationwide deaths in 2022 [1]. Thus, identifying cancer in its early stages before tumors spread to multiple organs is imperative. However, this task is easier said than […]

A New Application of CRISPR

By: Lily Zimmerman Bacteria: tiny organisms that do everything from causing sickness to carrying out important internal bodily functions. We often view bacteria as gross or harmful creatures, but in reality, they are absolutely essential to our survival. Bacteria, particularly the billions that populate the gut, are incredibly important; they help regulate the immune system, […]

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