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11/1 News Flash 5: Why Does COVID-19 Affect Us Differently? The Answer May Lie In Our Genes

11/1 News Flash 5: Why Does COVID-19 Affect Us Differently? The Answer May Lie In Our Genes

Graphic by Tai Michaels. The debate between the importance of personalized medicine compared to general medicine is a growing one. As gene sequencing becomes increasingly cheap and easy, doctors are turning to possibly creating personalized medical plans based on each

10/18 News Flash 13: COVID-19 and Psychological Distress—Changes in Internet Searches for Mental Health Issues in New York During the Pandemic

10/18 News Flash 13: COVID-19 and Psychological Distress—Changes in Internet Searches for Mental Health Issues in New York During the Pandemic

Graphic by Maria Fernanda Pacheco. Back in March, the coronavirus pandemic started to engulf the world. In hard hit locations, it seemed like the movie “Contagion” was playing in real time, with overfilled hospitals, a deficit of testing, widespread lockdowns,

Not-Dehydrated Squirrels:  How Hibernating Squirrels Stay Hydrated

Not-Dehydrated Squirrels: How Hibernating Squirrels Stay Hydrated

Humans are thirsty animals—it’s built into our DNA. But have you ever thought about what happens in your body when you feel an overpowering urge to quench your thirst? Thirst is triggered by a surge in compounds which affect the