Connie Giang

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Connie is currently a fourth-year Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) major at UCLA. After finishing up her undergrad, she hopes to pursue a masters of public health and physician assistant degree. When Connie doesn't have her nose in a book, you can catch her playing ultimate frisbee or jamming out on her ukulele.

Connie has written 9 post(s)

For the first time, scientists including Michael R. Johnson and his associates were able to identify gene clusters M1 and M3 that they believe have the power to influence cognitive functions, such as memory, attention, processing speed, and reasoning. As a part of their study, the researchers examined the brains of epileptic patients that had recently … Read More

The aroma of peanut butter wafts through the entire house. You want to devour a cookie as soon as the timer dings, but you know you must let them cool. Anyways, good things come to those who wait, right? The cookies are a vision of simpler times. They are perfect circles marked delicately with the … Read More

Not much is understood about suicide. Why some people are more inclined than others to attempt suicide, how suicidal thoughts begin to develop in the mind, and what can be done to prevent suicide are all questions we still do not know the answers to. It is a common belief that depression leads to suicide. But, while this … Read More

Capsaicin, a chemical known to pack the punch in chillies, may one day be a brute force against prostate cancer. Researchers first conducted a study of capsaicin’s cancer-fighting abilities back in 2006, finding that high doses of capsaicin were found to kill cancer cells in mice while leaving healthy cells unscathed. However, it was not until recently that … Read More

Approximately 29.1 million people in the US suffer from diabetes, a group of metabolic diseases in which those affected have high blood sugar. Depending on the type of diabetes, type 1 or type 2, those suffering from the disease may need to perform blood sugar testing up to eight times a day. This is approximately … Read More

What are the odds of meeting a person as brilliant as Stephen Hawking? Probably next to none. What are the odds of owning the same computer system as Stephen Hawking? I hate to sound repetitive, but also, probably next to none. I know those are not very concrete statistics, but allow me to put you … Read More

It’s a sunny afternoon, and you’re walking down the street. Clouds are nowhere to be seen, and birds are singing in the trees. Life couldn’t get any better. But you stand corrected as you stop to smell the roses. The aroma of the flowers fills your nostrils with sweetness, and you inhale even deeper for … Read More

For those of you who are 21 and over, you may have heard that a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away. For those who are younger, my sincerest apologies—you’ll have to settle with apples for now. It has become a well-known fact that drinking wine in moderation can keep you heart-healthy since … Read More

We’ve all heard it before: air pollution is bad for the environment. Smog, which carries greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, travels up into the atmosphere and traps solar radiation. Global warming ensues, polar ice caps melt, and Mother Nature shakes her head in disapproval. Yet many of us seem to be indifferent. We reason that there just … Read More

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