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01/28/2015

USciences Students to Raise Awareness and Fundraise for the Fight Against Ebola on Jan. 29

The Ebola crisis may have left the headlines in the U.S., but the battle against this epidemic is still taking place in Africa. USciences students in American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), Microbiology Club, and American Pharmacists Association (APhA) are raising awareness and fundraising for combating Ebola in West Africa. Sam Turray MPH’12 is a health advisor to the president in Sierra Leone. He has been helping quarantined citizens and healthcare workers there through a charity he founded while at USciences—Hands for Life. Turray has been communicating about the dire situation in that country in regards to the thousands of...

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01/27/2015

Exercises: The Romanian Deadlift

Hello Health and Fitness world! My name is Stephanie Fultano, the VP of the Kinesiology Club, a Devils softball player, and also a certified ACE Personal Trainer. This section of the blog will incorporate certain exercises used in resistance training. These exercises will target all parts of the body like arms, legs, shoulders, back; you name it! I will try my best to make the exercises vary throughout target areas and do my best to describe the benefits and proper techniques. If you have any questions about anything let me know! Romanian Deadlifts: This specific exercise is often forgotten to...

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01/21/2015

Welcome to the Kinesiology Blog!

Hello everyone! This is the new Kinesiology Blog, run by the Kinesiology club! Some topics you can look forward to include: -Fitness and exercise -Health and nutrition -Stress management -Sports at USciences -and many more health related topics! Keep yourself engaged in the health and fitness world here on the Kinesiology Blog!

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01/13/2015

USciences Selected to Participate in Prestigious SEA-PHAGES Program

USciences was one of 17 colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s prestigious Science Education Alliance: Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) program during the 2015-16 school year.

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01/09/2015

Q&A: OT Student Reflects on Invaluable Field Work Experience

Occupational therapy student Daniel Fichter DrOT'16 gained practical job experience through an internship with the Ralston House in West Philadelphia.

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01/05/2015

College Students at High Risk for Flu: Reduce the Spread of Germs, Says USciences Prof

As local college students return to Philadelphia from their long winter breaks over the next several days, it is likely that they’ll be bringing who-knows-what germs with them from home, said Stacey A. Gorski, PhD, a biology professor who specializes in immunology at USciences.

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12/18/2014

Is Gilead’s Pricing of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drugs Justified?

Despite being a breakthrough drug in the treatment of Hepatitis C with an impressive cure rate (>90%), it is well known that Gilead has come under fire for the hefty price tag it has placed on Sovaldi.

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12/16/2014

Should Federal Law Classify Cannabis As One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Drugs?

At the height of President Richard Nixon’s war against drugs in 1970, he urged Congress to pass the Controlled Substances Act to crack down on drug abuse across the United States. This law categorizes controlled substances into five schedule groups, which are determined by their medical acceptance, abuse potential, and ability to produce dependence.

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Is It Ethical for Pharmaceutical Companies to Fund Clinical Research: Ebola as a Case Study Background

Opponents of pharmaceutical funding for clinical research claim that pharmaceutical companies have too much power to fuel truly ethical research to approve these drugs; however, without funding from the pharmaceutical industry, researchers simply do not have the financial resources to study the molecules that can potentially save lives.

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12/12/2014

Medical Technology Alumna Honored by NIH for Ebola Care Efforts

In the midst of the recent Ebola scare in the United States, medical technology alumna Elizabeth Elliott MT’09 volunteered to run samples from Ebola patients in a biosafety laboratory at National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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