Medicine

The Effects of Studying Music on Brain Waves Demonstrated Through EEG Technology

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Abstract The purpose of this research was to analyse the effects of studying music on brain waves. The beta wave data was most closely examined because of the correspondence with attention. This is because of the theory that a musician’s intelligence increases partly because of attention’s role as a mediating executive function. An electroencephalogram (EEG) […]

Magazine

Celebrating 50 Years Since the First Moon Landing

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Introduction (Sona Popat) The day is July 20th, 1969. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (Figure 1), the crew of the Apollo 11, land on the moon, and people around the world turn their eyes to the universe. A whole generation vividly remember the moment, with over half a billion people[1] gathering around their […]

Medicine

Effect of Antioxidants N-Acetylcysteine and α-tocopherol on Colorectal Cancer Cell Invasion + Migration in a Scratch Assay

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Abstract Antioxidants are often recommended by nutritionists and clinicians with the understanding that antioxidants should slow down cancer formation and progression. However, the evidence regarding the efficacy of antioxidants on the incidence and prognosis of cancer are mixed. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of antioxidants, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and α-tocopherol […]

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 […]

Medicine

Implementing circulating miRNAs, tumour DNA and other protein biomarkers in a precise and efficient liquid biopsy test for early cancer detection and localisation

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Abstract Past research focused on liquid biopsy tests diagnosing and localising cancers have built much promise in this technique to uncover early stage tumours before metastasis. However, many issues such as low test accuracy, high false positive rates and overdiagnosis have prevented this test from being adopted. In this article, we propose and justify the […]

Blogs

The Danger in Assumptions

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In an age where practically any information, data, or study can be found through just the click of a button, there are new precautions that patients and doctors alike must take. The main responsibility of a reader is to take what has been read, correctly analyse it, and interpret the information. Doing so is very […]

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, […]

Medicine

Is there a connection between Bipolar and creativity?

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Is there a connection between Bipolar and creativity? Abstract: There has been lots of research both into the psychopathology of creative people, as well as the neuroscience of people living with Bipolar disorder. However, there has not as of yet been sufficient investigation into why there appears to be this link between creative individuals and […]

Medicine

Alzheimer’s, Ethics and Immortality

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Alzheimer’s, Ethics and Immortality Kazimir Uzwyshyn-Jones, St Georges School Abstract With a rapidly ageing human population Alzheimer’s and other similar diseases will become ever more common. Although the impact of Alzheimer’s on society is growing substantially, the disease is still poorly understood. Our society generally considers Alzheimer’s as a disease of the old with huge […]

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 […]

Biology

Can Natural Plant Products Work as Effective Antibiotics?

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  Abstract The aim of this experiment was to find a solution that may help control the resistance of bacteria to conventional antibiotics. This experiment tests to see the efficacy of everyday natural products towards health and wellbeing as opposed to seeking conventional antibiotics, which can trigger problems such as antibiotic resistance. This experiment is […]

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 […]

Medicine

MELAS Syndrome

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Abstract MELAS syndrome is a rare genetic disease which is largely unknown about by many people. This article delves into a topic which has not been researched into such a depth as many other diseases. It looks at the inner workings of this disease as well as how it affects the patient’s life. This disease […]

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Robots in Surgical Oncology: A Success for Science or Shareholders?

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  ABSTRACT Surgical removal of tumors remains a primary method for the treatment of solid organ cancers. The widespread adoption of surgical robots in surgical oncology is intended to increase operational precision and efficiency, but raises concerns about heightened costs and threats to employment. This review evaluates patient, surgeon, and surgical team perspectives, and compares […]