Research

Eye-Spy a Concussion

Playing professional football is a dream many aspire towards but few succeed to achieve. After being signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2015, NFL wide receiver Adrian Coxson had his big chance. Unfortunately, his dream suddenly came crashing down as soon as it began. After suffering a concussion during training camp,…

What Happens Now?

You wake up on the ground with blurry vision and feeling nauseous. The last thing you remember is going up for a header – a routine play in a routine match. The trainer runs onto the field and asks some standard questions. “What’s the score? Which half is it now? Did the team win the…

Of Microbes and Men

In the last several decades, many diseases have become less deadly. Prostate cancer as a cause of death has decreased by seven percent, heart disease by eleven percent, and stroke by sixteen. The fatality of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), on the other hand, has increased by 123 percent. Affecting nearly six million individuals and amassing nearly…

Remembering Alzheimer’s Disease

Friends and family members of Alzheimer’s patients endure the heartbreak of watching a loved one lose their memory and independence. As the United States demographic becomes increasingly top heavy—with the portion of the population over 65 years estimated to more than double by 2060—the need for Alzheimer’s disease research is immediate. The suffering that Alzheimer’s…

Batteries or Bacteria?

Imagine winding slimy tubes intertwined amongst each other, brown chewed up blobs of food and juices so acidic they have the ability to burn skin.  Although this inhospitable environment sounds repulsive to many, it is home to millions of bacterial cells. These gut bacterial cells play a vital role in the human body’s maintenance of…

Exon Skipping Therapy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal genetic disorder that shortens patients’ lifespans and results in progressive skeletal and cardiac muscle degeneration. The symptoms emerge at the onset of muscle growth in boys 2-5 years old. They grow up bound to wheelchairs and ventilators, and eventually succumb to an early death after cardiac failure (2)….

Diagnosing the Cancer of the Future

Society often speaks about cancer as a collection of conditions that cannot be strung together perfectly without needing more knowledge than what seemingly exists. Movies often display extreme cases of health conditions in patients combined with extremely futuristic diagnostic and treatment plans. More often than not, society dismisses these as the treatments of the future…

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