Biology

Hygeia and Panacea in a Machine

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“Diseases desperate grown, By desperate appliance are relieved, Or not at all” William Shakespeare – Hamlet Abstract: The ability that’s appreciated the most in a doctor is the art of diagnosis. With the advent of fMRI, we are getting insights into the human decision-making process. In fact, we have narrowed down the process of diagnosis […]

Biology

A Cambridge-London Symbiosis

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“A scientific discovery, invention or advance that still affects the world today” ABSTRACT This article discusses the impact of Watson and Crick’s model of DNA structure as published in the journal, ‘Nature’ in April 1953. Discussed is the significance for personalised and genomic medicine, as the future of the field and progress in prophylaxis. Reflection […]

Health

Vaccine Myths

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Since their conception, vaccinations have contributed tremendously to society by allowing populations to build immunity to deadly diseases. For example, this technology eradicated smallpox worldwide by 1980[1] and decreased incidences of polio by more than 99% in the United States since 1988.[2] However, confidence in vaccination’s ability to prevent disease contraction seems to have decreased […]

Health

Is adrenaline life-saving or deadly? Should it be the standard of care treatment for cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

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Abstract Adrenaline is commonly used in the treatment of anaphylaxis and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, its use in CPR may cause adverse neurological effects. Moreover, adrenaline overdose and overexposure to adrenaline may both lead to fatality. This is a literature review on the mechanism of action of adrenaline, its uses, and its effects. Adrenaline is […]

Earth Science

The Environmental Considerations of Tempe Town Lake

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Abstract Following the repair of the Tempe dam in 2010, Tempe Town Lake has faced significant environmental consequences that pose risks to the safety of Tempe locals. This research paper analyzes the different perspectives of bio-conservationists, hydrologists, public health officials, and Tempe residents to help formulate a prospective solution to effectively address the environmental concerns […]

Health

The Evaluation of Extracurricular Activities to Improve the Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome

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Abstract People with Down syndrome (DS), an intellectual disability that limits cognitive ability[1], have a lower quality of life (QOL) compared to the typical population. There have been many studies exploring possible methods of increasing DS QOL: three key solutions are friendship, physical activity, and sheltered environments.[1] Since extracurricular activities incorporate all three of these, […]

Health

An Experimental Study Evaluating the Role of an Osteoconductive Scaffold in the Treatment of Alveolar Cleft in a Rabbit Model

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All use of animals in these experiments, including surgeries and euthanasia, were performed at the New York University (NYU), following the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval. Abstract The current gold standard of care for alveolar (constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise)[1] bone clefts or any bone defects is an […]

Blogs

My Challenging and Rewarding Work Experience at The Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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As a sixth former, I need to find work experience in order to gain the crucial knowledge and understanding which will enrich my application to medical school. Initially I struggled to find a work placement having contacted at least 50 hospitals and GP practices around Manchester, Chester, Macclesfield, and Warrington. Fortunately, through a former classmate, […]

Health

Sickle Cell Disease and the Recent Treatment

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Abstract Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited disease that contains a mutation in a beta-globin gene. There are only a few potential treatments present these days, but even those treatments set limitation on a patient’s condition due to the high risk of side effects. A recent study has shown that SCD should deal with […]

Health

An Analysis of Portion Size Experimental Data in Ireland

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Abstract: Using surveys and tests to compare recommended to actual portion sizes and increasing awareness through education. Introduction: The aim of the project was to look at portions and compare what people eat to what they should be eating. To do this, surveys were carried out to ask people what they thought about portions and […]

Health

Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotics are drugs that destroy microorganisms or inhibit their growth so are used to treat bacterial infections in many areas of healthcare. There are several different variations and types with 6 main classifications: penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, macrolides and fluoroquinolones. [1] Each type destroys bacteria in a different way, many, including penicillin, punch holes into […]

Health

Psychological and Social Aspects of Breast Cancer

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Abstract A number of different psychological and social factors can affect the emotional stability and physical outcomes for patients with breast cancer. Assessing the psychological aspects of breast cancer treatment and identifying activities that can alleviate stress involved in the treatment process, could reduce the anxiety and emotional upheaval associated with breast cancer. This paper […]

Biology

Sausage Poison to cure Wrinkles?

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Have you ever thought of using something extremely lethal to cure movement disorders, neurological conditions and wrinkles? Botulinum – the most potent neurotoxin and is just right for the job. Poison or Drug? By Jessica Kan On Friday 24th March 2017 as part of the ATOM festival, Dr Keith Foster delivered an intriguing talk about […]

Biology

A Possible Consequence of Intravenously Infusing Antibodies into the Immune System

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Acute Tubular Necrosis (ATN) From Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Treatment for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Abstract: Infusions of IVIG are used to treat immune deficiency states, autoimmune disorders, and infections. IVIG Explanation and its relation to the Immune System: The immune system is a network of tissues and organs that work to defend the […]