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One shot, two shots, universal shots?

The coronavirus vaccine development was a medical milestone in terms of its speed and efficacy. As of this writing, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, with mutations gradually arising, a more perfect vaccine is crucial to preventing the loss of more lives around the globe. As […]

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Medical Mask Disposal: Saving Lives at the Cost of Killing the Planet

Face masks are now a legal requirement in many public spaces around the world due to the spread of COVID-19. Although millions of people are told to use face masks, little guidance has been given on how to dispose of or recycle them safely, causing hundreds of thousands, even millions, of single-use masks to be […]

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Why science in the Dark Ages wasn’t all that bad

The Dark Ages has been stuck with an undeserved reputation for disregarding science; this is actually not the case. The Dark Ages, sometimes called the Medieval Times or Middle Ages, was from about 500 CE to about 1500 CE. In “Science Was Alive and Well in the Dark Ages”, an article by Discover Magazine, historian […]

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After months of anticipation, a COVID-19 vaccine has been created

It seems like a lifetime ago when a world without COVID-19, or just coronavirus, existed. On Jan. 3, 2020, China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak, and by Feb. 10, the U.S. confirmed its 13th case. The very next day, the international number of confirmed deaths surpassed 1,000. As of Dec. 3, […]

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Gene Therapy: Healing remedy or harmful hoax?

Perhaps some of the most important contributions to science is the ability to manipulate DNA. A notable discovery is humulin, the genetically modified insulin. By reducing the cost and increasing the safety, the treatment improved the quality of life for millions of patients. Since humulin’s approval in 1978, hundreds of gene therapy treatments have been […]

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The CUNY Biology Graduate Program: How to Get in

Amid the pandemic, the future of graduate studies is blurry for most undergraduate students. The abrupt shift from in-person learning to online education has caused many to consider pausing their education as long as schools are strictly virtual. Professors are sympathetic to this fact, but are still trying to ignite a spark of light in […]

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Gender and racial disparities in COVID-19

Certain groups of people are predisposed to having a severe infection. Children and the elderly come to mind, as both populations have immune systems that are not as developed. Those with preexisting conditions like asthma, diabetes, and hypertension are also at higher risk. Looking at the mortality data, there is evidence to suggest that minorities […]

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