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PODCAST: COVID-19 Impact on Plastic Pollution

Destiny Garcia

When it came to the global shutdowns due to COVID-19, people began to rely on non-reusable plastic to protect themselves from the newest infectious disease – not fully recognizing the detrimental environmental impacts.

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PODCAST: COVID-19 and Our Relationship With Wildlife

Haley Van Raay

Covid-19 seemingly appeared out of nowhere, but the truth is that it was likely transmitted to humans by animals that had the disease. Many animals infect others of their species with diseases and animal habitats are constantly being invaded by humans.

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How COVID-19 Effects Sleep in College Students

Hailey Staton

This article explores the decrease in sleep quality during the pandemic and offers strategies to combat sleeplessness. 

 

Pharmacogenomics: A Review of its Objectives, Successes, and Limitations

Hannah Shaw

Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a person’s genes affects their body’s response to drugs. While current medical drug therapies tend to treat all patients as if they were the same, differences in one’s genome can determine whether a treatment will be effective, ineffective, or even harmful.

 

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.

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