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Eating to Reverse Disease

Caroline Margonis

More Americans are diagnosed with a form of cardiovascular disease than any other country, making America the land of broken hearts.

 

Long-Distance Running: An Investigation Into its Impact on Human Health

Rachel Dermack

Long-distance running has helped our species survive and evolve. Elements of the human physique, like the Achilles tendon and the length of the human body, make our bodies primed for running. Studies show that running can ease depression and anxiety.

 

Competitive Youth Sports and the Rise of Overuse, Burnout, and Career-Ending Injury

Ginny Moses

Youth sports should be a healthy outlet for children, but the hypercompetitive environment of organized sports puts children’s minds and bodies at risk of overuse, burnout, and career-ending injury. Thirty percent of children involved in organized sports will sustain a serious injury.

 

The Unknown Link: Epigenetics, Metabolism, and Nutrition

Nafiah Enayet

The number of individuals suffering from obesity in America is skyrocketing. This article examines a possible tool to help combat obesity, which is a national health crisis that contributes to serious medical issues like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

 

An Orphaned Disease Worth Adopting: The Case For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Jeremy Pasteris

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is an incurable disease that kills most of its subjects by their early twenties.

 

Improving College Exam Performance with L-theanine and Caffeine

Henry Gong

Students who experience test anxiety struggle to maintain high grades in their classes even if they have studied the material. Current treatment options for test anxiety are limited. This paper proposes the potential of caffeine and L-theanine as a treatment option.

 

Murky Waters: Turbidity's Effect on Aquatic Predation

Zachary Locklear

Temporary pond ecosystems are a fascinating and underexplored kind of ecosystem. This paper aims to investigate predation within these systems, particularly in respect to temporary ponds in North Carolina and the key creatures that inhabit them.

 

What is Love? Understanding The Process of Human Mate Selection

Stephanie Liffland

When humans experience attraction, most people are not aware of myriad biological processes driving their desire. This paper seeks to synthesize different research on the processes behind human mate selection.

 

Race Against Time: The Development of Antibiotic Resistance

Caleb Wooley

Antibiotic treatments have been around since the discovery of penicillin in 1928. For the last 70 years, antibiotics have treated numerous people and prevented severe outbreaks of bacterial infections.

 

Regenerative Medicine: The Interplay of Stem Cells and Polymer Science

Marcus Valcarce-Aspegren

Regenerative medicine is one of the most exciting frontiers of medicine. It has the potential to save millions of lives through the growth of new, healthy organs. People die every day waiting on organ transplant lists that might soon be unnecessary.

 

Tracing the Evolution of Our Universe through Blackbody Photon Dynamics

Arjun Raghavan

How was our universe actually created? Its history can be understood by examining the elementary particles and photons that were present at the start of its creation.

 

Beyond the Medicine: Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths in African-American Women

Sarah Chen

This paper will explore a solution to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in African-American women. African-American women are equally as likely as white women to get breast cancer. However, African-American women are 41% more likely than white women to die from breast cancer.

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