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Biological Sciences News

Wright State medical student prepares to lead national SNMA organization

As president-elect of the Student National Medical Association, Christen Johnson has spent much of the year promoting mental health awareness and leadership development.
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Doctor, doctor

Medical school and medical careers are shaping up as a family affair for a Wright State father and his daughter and son-in-law.
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BioLogue: Departmental Newsletter

The Elephant in the Room
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I was struck by a recent headline: “Spain just hit a dangerous population milestone” (Business Insider, 2 Dec 2015). I wondered what that milestone could be; were they concerned about immigration, or about population growing beyond some sustainable limit?  But then I read on:  “Spain, long concerned about its aging population and emptying countryside, passed a milestone in population decline on Wednesday when it recorded more deaths than births in the first half of this year.”  The last times that annual deaths had exceeded births in Spain were in the 1930s (civil war) and in 1918 (flu epidemic).

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