Benjamin Yang

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byang@ucsd.edu

Benjamin is a junior bioengineering student at UCSD who is interested in learning about the latest biomedical breakthroughs and exploring the field of medicine. He constantly misses all the good food from his home in Saratoga, CA and often requests care packages full of his favorite snacks. He is excited to collaborate with fellow students on his first online publication.

Benjamin has written 3 post(s)

The sheer complexity of neurons in the nervous system keeps them from fully recovering from injuries. As a result, patients who seriously damage their nervous system may suffer permanent consequences and require lifelong assistance. For example, injury to the brachial plexus nerve network can paralyze muscles in the upper torso, and compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous … Read More

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is an antibiotic-resistant form of bacteria that can cause life-threatening skin or bloodstream infections and pneumonia. It commonly causes painful skin boils and is easily transmitted through skin-to-skin contact of cuts and scrapes. MRSA evolved from the Staphyloccoccus aureus bacterium, commonly referred to as “staph”, after antibiotics were misused or overused to treat … Read More

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, is a difficult disease to treat; researchers have spent over three decades trying to create a vaccine. Developing a vaccine for HIV is complicated because the unique marker on the surface of HIV, called “Env“, rapidly mutates and is covered by a protective layer of sugar molecules, making it … Read More

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