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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.

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.

Medical School’s Toll on the Health of Students

Stress is an especially dangerous condition when continuously experienced, which can lead to chronic stress. A growing number of individuals among the general population are beginning to face chronic stress, among those medical students, putting them at risk for poor mental health and cardiovascular disease. This article explores such impacts as well as effective techniques to lower stress for those at risk.

Ethics Behind Organ Transplantation in the Modern Day

For the past 67 years, the ability to donate viable organs to a recipient in need, known more commonly as organ transplantation, has been a life-saving treatment for those living on the edge of life. But, with great advances comes great imperfection. With the unequivocally difficult decisions of allocation, many physicians ask themselves the question: is the current legislation fair? Is it just to prioritize other people for certain criteria? UNOS claims to have the final system that satisfies all the controversy. 

Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: An Ingenious Breakthrough or Recipe for Disaster?

Mitochondrial replacement therapy is an emerging reproductive technology that produces an embryo with three genetic contributors. In 2015, the United Kingdom legalized mitochondrial replacement therapy. The New Scientist reported the birth of the first healthy child conceived by mitochondrial replacement therapy in 2016. This was led by New York-based physician Dr. Zhang. This was followed by a media frenzy, scientific debates, and ethical concerns from around the world. This article explores the aim, procedures, types, policies, and debates on this novel assisted reproductive technology.

Unappreciated Wealth

A brief poem about the value of our well being. The poem includes a line or two giving a glimpse on the detrimental effect of smoking. The inadequate effects of smoking that kill more than 480,000 people in a year.

Schizophrenia and highly educated guesses: Exploring common practices in treating this psychotic disorder

The article contains a review into the history of schizophrenia along with the treatment. This is done in order to understand exactly where schizophrenia is now as a disorder today. We then take a look at the neurobiology to understand a little about neurobiology on a chemical level ending with comparative treatments of schizophrenia worldwide.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Music Interventions

The use of music for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) dates back to the 1940s and over time has been adopted by clinicians. This article discusses the condition and its causes and analyses the potential of music therapy to improve the cognitive and social abilities of ASD patients through a neurological lens.

Lab-Grown Food and the Environment

With the importance of resource conservation becoming apparent in recent years, companies are beginning to experiment with lab-grown meat to make it a viable alternative to animal meat. Scientists are also beginning to examine the emergence of lab-grown meat and consider the benefits and detriments of this rapidly growing alternative.

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Can You be Diagnosed with a Broken Heart?

Literature is full of stories of people dying of broken hearts with some of the oldest and most famous being found in several works of Shakespeare. The concept of a broken heart appears to be universal, lacking any sort of cultural specificity. This article will take a closer look at how such feelings can manifest themselves physically and Broken Heart Syndrome which may arise as a result of this.

An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease and Treatments

Affecting over 60,000 Americans yearly, Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative condition that deteriorates the neurons in one’s brain. Early signs of Parkinson’s Disease include slight tremors and stiffness in the muscles. Research into Parkinson’s Disease in recent years has uncovered many possible treatments.

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