In addition to our printed journal, the Emory Undergraduate Medical Review also publishes a complementary open access edition: EUMR Open Access. EUMR Open Access publishes much of the same content as EUMR's traditional print edition, but with a simplified submission process for authors and a much quicker turnaround time. This allows EUMR Open Access to offer (amongst other content) op-eds and commentary pieces on current medical issues not possible with our print timeline.

Interested in publishing in EUMR Open Access? Email Jinny Yoo, Managing Editor

Check out some of our past articles below!

Open Access

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Ballet

Dance is a unique art form that requires athleticism intertwined with grace and musicality. The unique bodily positions and maneuvers that dancers execute are physically demanding, and many dancers have undergone years of training to be able to move their joints in extreme ranges…

Memory Erasure

Memory is the mental ability to retain and remember facts, events, and impressions as well as past experiences. Memories are formed through 3 different stages of encoding, storage and retrieval. When individuals experience events, a network of neurons is activated, and the higher the impact, the stronger the connection. This means that when an individual remembers, the same network of neurons is reactivated. As memories form, synapses appear which increase connections in the brain…

Reawakening Apoptosis in Cancer Cells: The Advent of BH3-Mimetic Drugs

The uniquely fatal nature of cancer lies in unhindered proliferation, which bypasses the apoptotic machinery within the cells. Apoptosis refers to programmed cell death, a form of ‘cellular suicide’ that is regulated by altering the activity of specific proteins. Apoptosis is an orderly process that is initiated by the permeabilization of the cell’s plasma membrane, which leads to fragmentation of its DNA by activated caspase cascades and ultimately, cell death (Renehan et al., 2001)…

Sunscreen But Not “Cancer-Screen”? A Review of Sunscreen as a Preventative Measure against Skin Cancer

Nearly 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer annually (The surgeon general’s call to action to prevent skin cancer, 2014). In fact, the National Institute of Cancer recognized skin cancer as the most common form of the disease in the American population (Skin Cancer (Including Melanoma)-Patient Version, n.d.). Because sunscreen can effectively reduce a specific spectrum of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) (Tanner, 2006), it has become a popular form of protection in American households. However, we should not rely on sunscreen as the ultimate shield from skin cancer.