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Featured Stories tagged with "biology"

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To some extent, trying to figure out how the human body works can feel like we’re chasing our own tail. How can we possibly master the inner workings and outer survival of a vessel that was magnificently created? This is partly what drives aspiring physicians like Yakov Glicksman in their studies. The recent Lander School of Arts & Sciences Biology valedictorian and current New York Medical College (NYMC) student has been drawn to better understanding anatomy since childhood, and is fast en route to an occupation in the field. 
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Dr. Robert S. Bressler, Undergraduate Chair of Biology Programs at Touro College, wears many hats. In addition to teaching several classes a semester as a biology and embryology professor, he’s also the advisor to the Lander College of Arts and Sciences–Flatbush Pre-professional Society, Health Science Society, and the Science Journal. We sat down to speak with him about his passion for anatomy, his unique career path, and his favorite part about teaching at LAS.
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We often take for granted that glass ceilings have been shattered and gender opportunities in America have been rendered equal. But truth be told, certain scientific fields remain disproportionately populated by men. Some of this can be explained by innate psychology itself, although it’s also partly attributable to stubborn institutional bias and stereotypes.
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Aryeh Grossman was always drawn to medicine and helping others, but when his grandmother passed away from cancer, he turned his focus toward a hopeful future in oncology. “That was one of the things,” Grossman says of his motivation to battle the disease, adding that in general, “You see it on a daily basis and hear about it, so it’s the field I’ll probably be interested in.”
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Everybody has a defining moment in their lives, or perhaps even a series of them. For aspiring dentist Rachel Florence, one of hers came early into young adulthood. She’d long set her sights on a career in Occupational Therapy (OT), having even accrued a chunk of related credits by her high school graduation and completed subsequent college coursework in a year. But just as she was set to pursue higher OT education, the Brooklyn native and current Passaic, New Jersey resident made a slight but crucial change in direction.
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In her senior year, Sara Friedman did research in the Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering laboratory at Rutgers University. Her team was trying to turn red blood cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (also known as iPS cells) to help treat cardiac diseases, and the discoveries she made were groundbreaking. 
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After her sister’s death from acute Leukemia, Nechama Silverstein felt herself drawn to science and medicine. After graduating from Prospect Park Bnos Leah High School, Silverstein wanted a rigorous academic program without having to compromise her religious identity. She chose Lander College of Arts and Sciences (LAS) in Flatbush where she found a program that challenged her, professors that inspired her, and a path to a stellar professional career.