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

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Abstract Figure 1: Zebrafish swimming in a 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 and […]

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 […]


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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 […]

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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 […]

Can an ancient medical approach address modern ailments?

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Figure 1: A family heirloom. The author’s great-grandfather kept a diary of Ayurvedic treatments. Abstract Traditional treatments, although not yet widely acknowledged in modern medical settings, are gradually attracting new attention from the scientific community. The increasing understanding of the gut microbiome aligns particularly well with Ayurvedic approaches. This paper aims to explore areas in […]

How does mushroom save our lives?

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Abstract Depression is a mental illness that affects almost 10% of women and 5% men; besides , major depression is the mental disorder that is the most commonly associated with suicide. Psilocybin has been discovered to be effective in decreasing depressive symptoms of treatment-resistant depression sufferers. Although the data obtained from experiments are very promising, […]

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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. To gain an […]

Should all healthcare be free?

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According to this article from, free healthcare provides a sense of safety to the residents of a country. People can access life-saving care that they require without the need to pay for their treatment after recovery. However, allowing all patients to access all healthcare is somewhat unviable and, therefore, a balance between health equity […]

Meditation: A Surefire Approach to Mitigate the Consequences of Burnout Among Health Practitioners

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Abstract The cases of occupational stress (commonly referred to as burnout) experienced in healthcare facilities have augmented exponentially. This paper amalgamated a series of studies, all of which evaluate the consequences and implications of burnout in said facilities, laying the groundwork required to fully answer the question of whether the implementation of meditation sessions in […]

Changing the Public’s Perspective on Mental Illness

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Illustration by Laura Evans, Nifty Fox Creative This image depicts a depressed individual and someone lending her a helping hand. Abstract Negative stigmatizing views of mental illnesses have always been prevalent amongst the general public, as well as in healthcare settings. Stemming from largely misguided assumptions and stereotypes, such stigmatizing views have isolated people with […]

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How do we benefit from the microorganisms that live within us?

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Abstract This article explores the significant impact that microorganisms have within our body and the numerous roles they play, such as regulating vitamin and nutrient production to fight infections. Using the example of microbes acting within the intestine, in particular, this article will demonstrate how microbes have the ability to affect our health in a […]

Psychosocial Stress and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Diseases

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Abstract There is a vast amount of research and analysis between the exact impact of stress on the human body, with a substantial amount of it exploring an association with cardiovascular diseases. The review has examined some of the common psychosocial stressors such as the environment, work, and natural disasters. It also briefly discusses behavior […]

How might physical activity contribute to psychological well-being and/or long-term positive outcomes?

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Abstract Humans are the products of their brains — the most complex organs in the known universe whose connectome reflects how people behave, talk, dream, plan, fight, and build the world around them. Their musculoskeletal system supports them, stabilises and moves their body so they move, seek food, and find mates to make another copy […]

Despite medical and ethical complications, is xenotransplantation a potential solution to human organ shortages?

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ABSTRACT Xenotransplantation is a medical procedure, whereby animal organs are transplanted into humans. The organ crisis is an ever prominent issue, as globally the demand for healthy, well-functioning organs significantly exceeds the supply. The process of xenotransplantation has the potential to curb this issue, as well as allowing ethnic minorities to access transplanted organs more […]

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Medical Image Translation Using Convolutional Neural Networks

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Ashwin K. Avula (Student)1, Gian Marco. Conte M.D., Ph.D. (Mentor)2, Bradley J. Erickson M.D., Ph.D. (Mentor)2 I.Abstract Gliomas are a category of tumors that affect the brain and spinal regions. These tumors are known to grow alongside and infiltrate normal brain tissue, making surgical removal difficult and complicating treatment procedures.[1] In these cases, several Magnetic […]