Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

Could this be a cure for Malaria?

// August 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Blog

The U.S. military and the medical community have just announced that they’re sitting on a potential cure to Malaria. 3.3 billion people live in areas where they are at a risk of getting Malaria. There were 219 million cases in 2010 (about 660,000 people around the world lost their lives to Malaria). So, this is a huge dent into the mortality rate of Malaria to have a 100% cure. For one year as an undergraduate I did undergraduate research in a lab working for MMV (Medical Malaria Ventures) where we did extractions on thousands of specimens to send them off to a microbiological lab for Kirby-Bauer Drug Testing to find potential hits. It was exciting to think that one of them could be a potential cure, in my hands. Brute-force drug discovery is very hard, but needed. I’m glad they found a cure That’s very good. But what are they going to do about the world’s leading cause of death — abortion?

This is what CNN has to say about the Malaria Vaccine: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/malaria-vaccine/index.html

 

Community Health Centers Under Pressure To Improve Care

// April 23rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

The 1,200 are under pressure to conform to different regulations. On one side this would improve the quality of care for patients since better immunization and preventative care have life-sparing benefits to patients in the long-run. On the other hand, would more obstacles to jump over and more regulating conditions to meet also put a strain on these centers to meet these obligations and possibly decrease access to care?