Measuring Withdrawal Behavior in Planaria Following Exposure to Fentanyl and Cocaine

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Abstract People addicted to drugs of abuse experience withdrawal effects as they try to become sober. This withdrawal behavior can be studied in a simple model system: planaria, a type of freshwater flatworm. Using planaria, this study measured the withdrawal effects of fentanyl, a potent opioid, and cocaine, a widespread psychostimulant. We hypothesized that longer […]

Psychological Impact of Lockdown on Young People

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Abstract A survey was conducted to study the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdown on the mental health of a section of young people in urban India. This report presents the findings from data collected from more than 200 young people within the 14 to 18 year age group. Early signs of anxiety and depression were explored. Hypothesis: The duration […]

Neurorehabilitation of Paralysis Patients using Brain Computer Interfaces

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Abstract Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) acquire and translate brain signals from a patient to carry out some action on an external device. BCIs may collect these data signals through invasive, semi-invasive, or non-invasive techniques. Such techniques include electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and Electrocorticography (ECoG). This review will aim to understand the development of […]

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 […]

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Do you want to fight Coronavirus?

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Amanda Naeima Grade 7, St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic School, Saskatoon, SK, Canada Abstract: The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused panic around the world and everyone wants to do their part in overcoming this virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends regular hand washing and social distancing as the best precaution measures. This study investigates […]

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The Importance of Statistical Modeling for the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Andreas Voyages Abstract The primary objective of this report is to provide a general overview of the role of statistical modeling throughout the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic. This overview will focus on analyzing various forecast statistical models utilized by academia, government, and medical companies, comparing and contrasting characteristics of these models, identifying which models […]

Bacteriophages: The case for viruses in treatment development

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By Laura Maisvoreva   Abstract Non-living organisms called viruses are notorious for wreaking havoc on life worldwide. Most diseases nowadays, particularly those that are especially difficult to treat, are attributed to viruses. However, it must be known that a case for viruses could see these harmful organisms benefiting the global population. Bacteriophages are a group […]

Correlations between sport and science interests

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ABSTRACT Participating in sports can affect young people’s lives by influencing their interests. A survey carried out with 500 young people showed that their subject choices and interests correlated with their sport interests. The questionnaire was designed to collect data including the age, gender, educational background and sporting experience of each participant as well as […]

Neurorehabilitation of paralysis patients using Brain Computer Interfaces

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Abstract Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) acquire and translate brain signals from a patient to carry out some action on an external device. BCIs may collect these data signals through invasive, semi-invasive, or non-invasive techniques. Such techniques include electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and Electrocorticography (ECoG). This review will aim to understand the development of […]

Cotard’s Syndrome: The Real Walking Dead

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Shruthi Ganesh Abstract Cotard’s syndrome is a rare condition where patients deny the existence of certain parts of their body, have delusions of immortality, and even believe that they are deceased. First observed by Dr. Jules Cotard, the syndrome has multiple symptoms including nihilistic delusions, depression, and anxiety, and it often accompanies other psychological disorders. […]

Why is it important that highly infectious pathogens are studied, and how does this impact future healthcare?

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Abstract Author: Bax AJ Affiliations: Bolton School Girls’ Division, Bolton Background: In light of the current pandemic, it is essential to understand whether prevention measures can reduce the negative effects of highly infectious pathogens on the population, with regards to morbidity, mortality, social and financial repercussions. This vital research highlights whether this would be possible […]

An introduction to Malignant Hyperthermia

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Abstract: This report discusses malignant hyperthermia. It will detail the diseases pathophysiology, history, clinical manifestation, epidemiology as well as the genetic factors in being susceptible to malignant hyperpyrexia and its treatment during the perioperative period using dantrolene. Introduction – What is MH? Malignant Hyperthermia, Malignant Hyperpyrexia or MH, is a severe, potentially lethal reaction to […]

Could a fish be the key to curing this human disease?

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Abstract Figure 1: Zebrafish swimming in an artificial fish tank [photographed by Steven Senne, 2017] Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition which causes deterioration of certain parts of the brain over time. It can be identified by the symptoms of tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement. The less noticeable symptoms, however, can be dementia […]

An Overview of Nuclear Medicine

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Shriya Subramanian Abstract Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that makes use of radiation in two primary areas of medicine: the diagnosis and the treatment of disease. There are various techniques used for diagnosis such as Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which are collectively known as nuclear imaging. The […]

How the Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted America’s Racial Disparity

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Anoushka Umranikar and Arnav Umranikar All statistics correct as of May 3rd, 2020. Introduction The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has had devastating social and economic impacts on families, communities and countries around the world. As of the 3rd of May, there have been 8,990,547 cases and 468,328 deaths. [3] What has become apparent is that the […]

EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE HUMAN MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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A LITERATURE REVIEW   William Sullivan 1 1Nuffiled Research Placement at Bournemouth University ABSTRACT The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a pathogen that compromises the human respiratory system that has caused worldwide devastation. With an initial unknown cause, COVID-19 first appeared in Wuhan (China) before spreading across the globe. The musculoskeletal system is also affected […]