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The Impact of Active Smoking on the Brain and Its Neurocognitive Functions in Adolescents – Review Article

  By: Antara Kothare and Vritee Shah ABSTRACT This literature review provides an overview of some of the neurocognitive impairments (attention, mood, memory, and the impact on the prefrontal cortex) that adolescents face as a result of active smoking. The key findings of this paper include diminished attentional problems that can persist into adulthood, deteriorating …

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Shedding Light on the Dark Cotard’s Syndrome

RUNNING HEAD: Perspectives in Cotard’s Syndrome Ajay Macherla, Downingtown STEM Academy, April 2021 Email: [email protected]   Abstract: Cotard’s Syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric condition characterized by the delusion that one is either nonexistent, dead, or undeserving of life. Cotard’s Syndrome seems to affect the frontotemporoparietal circuitry, which connects the frontal lobes and the temporoparietal junction …

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Bio-Toilets: A Potential Solution to India’s Sanitation and Water Needs

By Kavi Ullal Grade 10, Rishi Valley School, Andhra Pradesh, India Abstract The purpose of this article is to describe the biodigester and reed bed toilet system, which offers immense application in the fields of water conservation and sanitation. Many parts of rural India lack enough water for daily use. They also face the issue …

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Skin Cancer Detection Through AI Model

[email protected] ABSTRACT One of the most deadly diseases in humans is skin cancer. Research shows that early detection of these cancerous tumors significantly increases chances of survival[1].Therefore, physicians take more time to investigate these types of lesions.[2]] The purpose of this paper is to propose a system that automatically classifies skin cancer with a higher …

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Bifunctional molecules – A possible strategy for treating Hepatitis C viral infection

Tavis Chen Abstract  Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment has improved over the past few years due to the development of antiviral drugs. Despite these advances, treatment remains generally expensive. One newly explored strategy to treat HCV infection is to neutralize a microRNA (miRNA) known as miRNA-122. miRNA-122 is involved in HCV development and neutralization of …

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Investigating the Effect of Oxidative Stress on Cassava and Castor Bean

Tanvi Sri Sai Penugonda, Shaina Ambashta, Aarushi Deshpande, Yashvi Patel Advisor: Soumya Suresh BASIS Irvington High School, Fremont CA; Fremont Christian High School, Fremont; Granada High School, Livermore, CA, Aspiring Scholars Directed Research Program, Fremont, CA; Department of Biology KEYWORDS: Oxidative Stress, Abiotic, GRAS gene, Antioxidant, Post-harvest Physiological Deterioration Abstract Oxidative stress in plants develops …

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Core/Shell Quantum Dots: The Next \”Big Thing\” of the Display Industry

Abstract This review paper is a summary and introduction to core/shell quantum dots, as well as discussing their current and perhaps future role in modern-age electroluminescent devices. Quantum dots, with their extremely large color variety and tunable properties are becoming more and more the next “Big Thing” in the liquid crystal display (LCD) industry, and …

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Diagnostic Difficulties Associated with Erdheim-Chester Disease

Abstract: Over the last 20 years, the prognosis for those with Erdheim-Chester disease, a histiocytic neoplasm, has improved dramatically due to the increased speed at which doctors can identify and treat the condition. Although great strides have been made, the pace at which doctors are able to diagnose the condition is still considered extremely slow. …

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CORONAVIRUS: THE WHOLE STORY

By Yadukrish Karthikeyan Figure 1: Coronavirus Illustration [1] Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and will likely continue to for the foreseeable future. This report explores the virus that caused this commotion, how and where the virus originated, and how the human race is predicted to finally overcome it. Part I: The Virus …

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Ember Accumulation during Wildfires

Student Research Paper by Rishub Shah ([email protected]) Mentor: Dr. Franz Richter ([email protected]). Thanks for the opportunity: Dr. Michael Gollner ([email protected]).  December 2020 Abstract Wildfires are a leading cause of property damage, injury and death throughout the world. A major way in which wildfires spread is through embers or firebrands. The transport and deposition of embers …

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