Browsing articles from "August, 2012"
Aug
25
2012

Pharmacogenomics: Making Medicine More Personal

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In an attempt to increase the efficacy of drugs, the pharmaceutical industry has shifted its focus to emphasize the idea of personalized medicine, or pharmacogenomics. The idea is rather simple: we have two different patients suffering from the same diagnosis. So what is the most reasonable and logical thing to do? Well, historically, it has been to prescribe the same medication for these patients of course. I mean, why would this not make sense, right? [...]

Aug
21
2012

My Last Day at Riverside: Not Merely a Means to an End

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    I sit here on my last day at UCR and thus, I am compelled to write.   How do I begin to write about an opportunity so life-changing and so dynamic? Or more so, how do I start? I met so many great people here and I have met my life-long friends at UCR. I met friends who supported me throughout my college experience and I met friends who saw me as their [...]

Aug
9
2012

Ten Ways to know that she/he is the One

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So often in today’s hectic time and age, we jump into things without knowing the entire consequences that may be associated with it. But just as with scientific research questions, a relationship holds the same guidelines and principles.   1 ) If your interests and hobbies were placed on a Venn Diagram, the total surface area of the mutual overlap should be very close to the total surface area of your respective individual circles. 2 [...]

Aug
9
2012

To the Parker Jotter, an Ode to a Pen

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An Ode to a Pen by Kevin Kim This shiny object I hold in my hand so tight Pondering for hours wondering what I should write For your elegance and beauty strikes me firece Wondering what boundaries next I should pierce For this pen is more than a mere tool But perhaps it appears that way to the next fool This instrument creates greed, pain and treason On the contrary, it must be called an [...]

Aug
7
2012

The Next Steps in My Journey

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  As mentioned in the previous article, I have graduated from UCR, and although reluctant at first, have grown to love that decision. Part of that mixed feeling arose from the fact that I was uncertain on what I was going to do after I had graduated. But above all the pain and confusion, I have broken free and have… …Been accepted into the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences! It is part of [...]

Aug
7
2012

University Experience: 100 Things That I Have Learned

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Here represents a list of the various things that I have learned from my experience at a 4-year college. Some are funny, some are absolutely nerdy, and some are downright serious.   1) Utilize the breaks in between the quarter to get ahead of your studies for next quarter. 2) Stay away from energy drinks. 3) If possible, ask for the syllabus before the course has even started 4) Do not engage in alcohol or [...]

Aug
7
2012

StressBenders Update: My Graduation

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It has been some time since I last wrote an article. However, I assure you that I used my time wisely and engaged in activities that resulted in a significant amount of personal growth. Perhaps it was not that I had run out of things to say, because to be completely honest, I didn’t. It was rather, I had too much to say and I did not know how to begin. But thankfully, I have [...]