Searching for New Anti-Malaria Drugs

By Gene Yang ’19 Over 216 million cases of malaria, a disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite and transmitted by mosquitos, were recorded in 2016. While this disease still results in an estimated half a million deaths per year, the majority of which occurs in Sub-Saharan Africa, mortality rates are on the decline thanks to…

Reciprocity and International Cooperation

By: Gene Yang ‘19 Reciprocity, the act of responding to kind actions with other kind actions, has been known to stabilize cooperation within populations and communities. When applied on a global scale, models of international cooperation have shown reciprocity to be a key factor in stabilization. However, empirical research to verify these models have so…

The Microbiome’s Influence on Immunotherapy

By: Gene Yang ‘19 When it was discovered that cancer cells with the protein PD-L1 avoid detection by the immune system, clinical trials involving PD-L1-targeted drugs emerged. These drugs, part of a class known as immune checkpoint inhibitors, block the interaction between the cancer cells’ PD-L1 protein and the immune system’s T cells, which then…

What Masculinity Has to do With the Environment

By Marcia-Ruth Ndege ‘21 Trends throughout the years have underlined the fact that women tend to be more eco-friendly than their male counterparts. This trend has long been attributed to personality differences between the two sexes. Through a series of various psychological experiments, Dr. Aaron Brough and his team explore the role of masculinity in…