Failing Patent System Destroys Chances of Revolutionary Stem Cell Drug from Reaching Market

Several years ago, a development stage pharmaceutical lab had produced a small molecule that could induce stem cell ...

Re-Approaching Drug Education: Curriculum Rooted in Reality

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By Genevieve Shifke | January 5, 2012 While we’ve come a long way from the ridiculous 1930’s Reefer Madness film, ...

Staying Plugged In: Why Turning My Cell Phone Off Is So Hard

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By Genevieve Shifke | December 28, 2012 I just want to turn off my cell phone. I want to hold down that thin button, ...

Media Emphasis on Violence Trumps Issues of Mental Health

Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT. Originally published on the front page of the New York Times.

By Genevieve Shifke | December 21, 2012 In a matter of hours after murdering 27 people, including his own mother, at ...

Killing You Not-So-Softly: Stress.

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By Haley Melikian | December 17, 2012 Stress is the worst. Even the people who claim to thrive under its weight ...

Calibrating our Moral Compass: Biology vs. Dogma

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By Genevieve Shifke | December 15, 2012 The idea to “treat others the way you want to be treated” is a common ...