“Neurolaw”: The Role of Neuroscience in Sentencing

Kristina WoodwardNovember 26, 20214 min read
On March 20, 1981, John W. Hinckley, Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan and three others, and the following year, the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity largely because of the presentation of scientific evidence during trial. During trial, Hinckley’s defense team introduced a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan […]

Inhumane Living Conditions: How the D.C. Jail Imposes Cruel and Unusual Punishments

Hannah ZuckermanNovember 26, 20215 min read
The intersection between health care and prison reform has arguably never been more publicly visible than through the inhumane living conditions endured by the detainees at the D.C. county jail. This jail has consistently come under scrutiny regarding its conditions including, but not limited to, extreme confinement lasting more than 400 […]

Pulling Teeth: Why Dentists Wrongly Oppose Adding Dental Coverage to Medicare

James CampbellNovember 26, 20214 min read
The American Dental Association (ADA) is a dentist membership organization with a mission to “help dentists succeed and to advance the oral health of all individuals.” If advancing oral health for everyone is a crucial part of their mission, why does the ADA oppose expanding Medicare Part B to include a dental care benefit? […]

Vaccine Liability in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew RosenblumNovember 26, 20214 min read
The emergence of a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, has set off a cascading series of public health reactions unpresented in modern times. International travel shuttered to a halt as public health professionals sought the control the spread of COVD-19 through the traditional paradigm of identifying, isolating, and controllingcases. On the international […]

Analyzing Theranos: Why Medical Tech Needs More Defined Whistleblower Rights

Samantha BurtonNovember 7, 20214 min read
From developments in data cloud software that enable hospital systems to improve internal efficiency to developments in nanotechnology that enable the targeting of individual cancer cells, the healthcare field benefits significantly from increased intersection and collaboration between tech and medicine. However, despite the huge potential for good that comes with this intersection, sometimes […]