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Misha Hooda

Undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis

Make #CleanWater the new #IceBucket

ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by the progressive weakening of motor neurons due to dysfunction and death of motor neurons in the brain and spinal chord. When these…

18 Comments / 8141 View / August 14, 2014

Ebola: The Forgotten Smallpox

Ebola may be the forgotten smallpox, but unlike Smallpox, Ebola has no cure. “This morning you woke up feeling a little unwell. You have no appetite, your head is aching, your throat is sore, and you think you might be…

0 Comments / 107 View / July 13, 2014

An Economic Revisit to the Pharmaceutical Industry after Thalidomide

On October 1, 1957, a “wonder drug” for insomnia, coughs, colds, headaches, and morning sickness was released on the German markets. Marketed under the name “thalidomide,” the sedative was heavily advertised to be completely harmless, nonaddictive, and effective, three settling…

0 Comments / 287 View / June 4, 2014

The Travesty of Haiti Aid Efforts

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale devastated the island of Haiti killing nearly 230,000 citizens and leaving almost 1.5 million homeless. As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere before the earthquake, 76% of…

0 Comments / 266 View / May 18, 2014