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Converting Neuroscientific Research To Public Policy

In the US, while many neuroscientific research show a strong potential to aid in the creation of better public policy, they are seldom translated into legislation. This article investigates the divide between neuroscience and public policy while examining a few of the ways neuroscience can improve public policy and proposing an outline of a solution to lessen this divide.

Importance of Oral Health

This article gives an introduction to the importance of oral health
for a better overall body health and how countries all over the world are attempting to better the oral health of the general population.

Risk Factors of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Impact of Socioeconomic Status: A Review

Abstract While the etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is unknown, scientists have identified many risk factors, which will be examined in this review (Watwood, 2011). These risk factors include age, genetics, cardiovascular health, diet, sleep, mental health, education, and socioeconomic status (SES). In AD, a protein called beta-amyloid accumulates slowly over time, resulting in the risk […]

Influence of Technology in Dentistry

This article briefly looks at some technologies and how they are being utilised to provide the best care for dental patients. With procedures becoming more accurate and patients receiving better care, it is only inevitable more of these technologies will be seen in the future.

The Human Respiratory System: A Marvelous Bodily Circuit or a Fragile Interconnected Network?

As you are reading this you probably don’t realise that you are breathing. That’s because it’s an automatic mechanism controlled by our brain. Why isn’t it just manually controlled? Why is breathing so important? What happens if something goes wrong? Read on to understand these questions and appreciate our meticulous yet fragile Respiratory System.

Dementia and Music Therapy: An Overview of the Most Underutilized Tool in Dementia Care and a Personal Encounter

Recently, I volunteered at a dementia care home for a month, and although I was trying to interact with the patients as much as possible, I felt like there was still a barrier whilst talking to them. A couple of weeks in, I played the piano to a very traditional and quite simple but memorable song- I played this song and the second time many more residents joined in with the lyrics. To me, it was astonishing.

BRCA2’s Relation with Aldehydes Leads to a Higher Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer Than BRCA1

Abstract:   Although two of the most significant breast cancer susceptibility proteins, BRCA1 and BRCA2, interact with each other in the same DNA damage repair (DDR) pathway (BRCA1 works in checkpoint activation and DNA repair, and BRCA2 plays a major role in homologous recombination), they react differently when exposed to aldehydes. Aldehydes, RCHO, have a more […]

COVID-19 Prophylaxis and Treatments: A Comprehensive Overview

By Aman Reddy Introduction History of SARS-CoV SARS-CoV-1 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is the designated name of a coronavirus that was first identified in February of 2003 after an outbreak in China. It spread to more than two dozen countries spanning across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. [1] . Despite this worldwide breakout, […]

Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Study of the Diagnostics, Risk Factors and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Progressive neuronal degeneration is a classic hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. The degenerative process is characterized by misfolded proteins, calcium deregulation and inflammation [11]. Even though such pathologies have been identified, they are often overlapping with other neurodegenerative diseases, making it difficult to pinpoint diagnosis [13]. In addition, there are several factors that can […]

How Cold Medicine May Be Contributing to the Spread of Disease

Cold medicines are amongst the most commonly prescribed drugs by American doctors, however, healthcare professionals are beginning to acknowledge the many flaws with these types of medications. The first and most notable being increased transmission of infection, and the second being that medicated individuals may stay sick for longer. Despite these flaws, these drugs are effective at alleviating symptoms, so whether or not to go through with taking them is ultimately a personal choice.

The Impact of Social Media on Peer Pressure in Adolescents

Social media has proven to be a double-edged sword, especially in terms of peer pressure amongst adolescents – it is important to acknowledge its benefits, but its dangers cannot be ignored. This article explores how social media impacts today’s youth and how it induces peer pressure through the phenomena of behavioural display, behavioural reinforcement, and the amplification of the social desirability bias.

Brain Development 

Brain architecture is comprised of billions of connections between individual neurons across different areas of the brain. And this neural network is constructed from the bottom up–the first few years comprise of the simple and basic architectural design of the brain begins before birth and bleeds into adulthood.

LGBTQ+ Disparities in Health Care

This article will explore the topic regarding how the LGBTQ+ community faces many inequalities in the health care system. Read more to discover how the LGBTQ+ community is being affected and the overall impact of this issue.

Sarpa Sutta

An insight into a nagging dosh often called so by Indians in which a stripe of blisters occur anywhere on the patient’s body, wrapping around it like a snake.

Social Determinants of Health

Five environmental factors, called social determinants, influence health outcomes in different communities, and identifying and screening for these determinants provides insight on the community need for specific resources.

The Brains Behind Social Conformity and Change

This article tackles the idea of conformity and how it applies to how we as human conforms due to different types of social influences. Additionally, this article how psychology and neuroscience play a factor in the social factors that influence conformity.

An Unorthodox Solution to Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is an extremely common disease, especially among the elderly, but we have not discovered a cure for the disease.  At the Department of Biomedicine in the University of Basel, Switzerland, a research team thought of using cartilage tissue from the nasal septum, a structure that holds the formation of the nose.  For this study, the Swiss scientists aim to use this tissue to repair the damage to the cartilage in the knee joints, specifically known as patellofemoral osteoarthritis.

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