COVID-19: A detailed explanation and overview

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ABSTRACT AIM: The project aim is to briefly explain and summarise major COVID-19 findings onto one coherent document, so it would be more easily accessible for future medical students or researchers to use for analytical or research purposes. When researching about COVID-19, although there were plentiful resources going in depth into different subtopics like a […]

CRISPR-Based Gene Drive Technology in Mosquitoes

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ABSTRACT Malaria, according to the CDC, is “A mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness.” Without treatment, those who are infected with malaria meet their end. Around 229 million cases of malaria occurred around the globe in 2019, with around 409,000 deaths. The majority of the […]

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Healthy Living and a More Sustainable Environment

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Audrey Zhang NWIW Internship 2019 July 2019 Abstract Numerous studies from a health or environmental standpoint have shown how the population can make changes to improve each field of studies’ respective issues. Combining results from several research studies, this paper shows how shifting one’s diet to include fewer animal products positively impacts both health and […]

COVID-19: have we survived worse than this?

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COVID-19: have we survived worse than this? Ansha Khurana Abstract Covid19 is a contagious disease that causes respiratory illness, visit McDaidPharmacy.ie to get supplies to prevent it . From the 11th of March 2020, the disease was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. This article compares Covid-19 to some of the other pandemics […]

Studies on Copper induced stability changes in DNA fragment (GCA ATC TAA TCC CTA): Relevance to Alzheimer’s disease

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  Ayush Naveen Bhat, 12th Grade, ISP School, Panama City, Panama Govindaraju M, Molecular Biophysics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Jagadeesh Kumar D, Department of Biotechnology, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore 562157, India Corresponding author: Ayush Naveen Bhat ([email protected]) Keywords: Copper; DNA; Stability; Alzheimer’s disease Abstract The conformation and stability of DNA […]

Case Study Testing the Antibacterial Efficacy Between Alcohol-Based and Alcohol-Free Sanitizer on the Human Hand

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Image Credit: Unsplash by Arjun Subramanian Abstract The novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 has augmented the regular use of hand sanitiser, redefining its role in preventing viral transmissions and killing bacteria which can promote viral replication. As a result, the two major types of sanitiser, alcohol-based, made with Ethyl Alcohol, and alcohol-free/natural, made […]

Why are cases of food allergies in developed countries on the rise?

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Abstract Allergic diseases have increased by over 50% in the last two decades. To raise awareness, education to children about their management and prevention is urgently needed. This is of rising importance as the number of people dying from food allergies, anaphylaxis and allergic asthma continues to rise at a shocking rate. In case this […]

COVID-19 and the Potential Treatments

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Abstract The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the illness COVID-19, has spread across 213 countries and devastated millions of lives. SARS-CoV-2 is a betacoronavirus which enters the host respiratory cell via the ACE2 receptor and uses the host cell mechanisms to reproduce. There are currently no treatments for COVID-19 but the Solidarity trial conducted by […]

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Antibiotic-Resistant Biofilm: Challenge In The Development of Antibiotic Therapy

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Abstract Pathogens are acquiring resistance faster than the introduction of new antibiotics. A growing number of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, salmonellosis, etc are becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance. Therefore, it is the need of the time to conduct research in order to reduce antibiotic resistance by microorganisms. The article will […]

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Dietary Effects on the Human Gut Microbiome

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Abstract The human gut microbiome is home to trillions of microorganisms, but according to recent research, this number can be greatly altered depending on one’s daily dietary intake. Researchers have been studying effects of common diets such as vegetarian, vegan, carnivore, and ketogenic diets as well as infant diets on gut flora, which have provided […]

Telemedicine: The Future of Health Care?

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Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in several drastic changes in not only our everyday lifestyle but also healthcare. From school to social gatherings, almost everything has shifted to an online platform and medicine is no different. Telemedicine is the provision of healthcare services remotely with the help of modern telecommunication technology allowing many patients […]

S. aureus alpha toxin mutants: efficacy through genetic manipulation

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Abstract Since the 1960’s the MRSA bacterium has been a global epidemic. MRSA, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is a type of bacterium that resides on and inside humans. Because of the usage of antibiotics to treat this, selection and procreating of mutating methicillin-resistant bacteria remains a continuous threat. An alternative against the plague of resistant bacteria […]

Using CRISPR Cas9 to treat Cancer

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Abstract This article will explore the use of CRISPR Cas9 technology to create models of tumors to improve understanding of which genes are responsible for tumor initiation and progression, and to develop therapies that target those genes. There are already different types of immunotherapies, such as engineered TCR therapy and CAR T cell therapy, which […]