Yuanting Lu Staffwriter

Class of 2011


  • Health Talk: Charles Bonnet Syndrome

    Hallucinations have always been difficult to explain and interesting to witness. For some, these non-realistic images are seen throughout their day, every day of their lives. Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a disorder in which mentally healthy people experience complex visual hallucinations. Patients with this syndrome are usually aware of the unreality of their visual experiences. Their hallucin...

    SciTech | November 9, 2009
  • Health Talk-Hemispatial Neglect Syndrome

    In hemispatial neglect syndrome, according to Husain et al.’s definition in the journal article Hemispatial Neglect, patients are less aware of the stimuli on one side of their body, but may not necessarily experience any sensory loss. This common but difficult-to-treat illness has forced doctors to gain more insight into the behavior and anatomy of their patients.

    SciTech | October 12, 2009
  • Aliens and humans battle it out in District 9

    Director Neill Blomkamp and producer Peter Jackson team up in this fall’s new science fiction film District 9. This movie is based on the short film Alive in Joburg, released in 2005, which deals with the issues of social segregation, xenophobia, and racism (in the form of speciesism) between humans and aliens. The movie’s title and plot were inspired by the events that took place in South Afr...

    Pillbox | September 28, 2009
  • Health Line

    Polluted water harms citizens

    SciTech | September 14, 2009
  • Health Talk: Werewolf syndrome

    Before aliens, mutants, and robotic killing machines took over the world of fictional monsters, characters like Frankenstein and werewolves ruled fiction. Many people have heard of werewolves — one of the most famous being Harry Potter’s Professor Lupin — people who turn into wolf-like creatures when there is a full moon.

    SciTech | August 31, 2009