Health Sciences

THE NOBEL PRIZE 2021: Two Americans Win Medicine Nobel for Discoveries in Sensing Temperature and Touch

Abstract The Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine is awarded by the Nobel assembly [1] for extra-ordinary inventions in physiology and medicine. The Nobel Prize is basically awarded to “those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind”, according to Alfred Nobel’s will in1895. The Nobel Prize is basically awarded for […]

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How can exercise have an antidepressant effect on the brain through BDNF?

Abstract Regular physical activity has long been known to have positive effects on mood and mental health. In this study, the antidepressant effect of exercise in the brain of patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which includes symptoms such as decreased mood and motivation caused by changes in the chemical molecules of the brain, was

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Healthy Living and a More Sustainable Environment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Psychosocial Stress and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Diseases

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, see the details of the specialist to book an appointment. The review has examined some of the common psychosocial stressors such as the

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The potential role for exogenous pulmonary surfactants in novel COVID-19 therapeutics

Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), predominantly affecting the lungs. The SARS-CoV-2 virus infects cells by using the membrane bound angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) as a site of entry into the cell. These have been found in the lungs to be mainly situated

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The Effects of Natural and Artificial Sweeteners on Gut Bacteria as Modeled by E. coli

Abstract This study aims to examine the effects of artificial and natural sweeteners on gut bacteria, modeled by Escherichia coli. In reality, the human gut microbiome is made up of many types of bacteria, responsible for digesting and extracting energy from consumed foods and maintaining human health. E. coli is found in the human intestine,

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