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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.

 

Pharm.D. or M.D.?: The Growing Role of Pharmacists in Today’s Healthcare

Catie Travis

Pharmacists are beginning to practice Medication Therapy Management (MTM), which is when they meet one-on-one with patients to clarify their medication plan. This paper explores how pharmacists could become just as important as doctors, and perhaps even more so.

 

Constructing Nature: Using Artificial Habitats to Save Bats from Fatal Disease

Lauren Moore

Bats are in danger, but man-made caves could save them. This paper explains the advantages of building these caves.

 

The Prospect of Designer Babies: Is it Inevitable?

Michael Catalano

It might seem like an abstract idea to many, but we may soon be capable of selecting the traits of unborn children.  There have been numerous ethical approaches to the issue, with potential benefits and harms outlined, but few scholars have really looked into the great potential for its developme

 

Concussions: A Career-Changing Collision

Allen Champagne

Concussions in sports are a pressing topic in today's sports-obsessed culture. Football games have numerous injuries, and concussions are especially prevalent among athletes who play the sport. This paper examines the short- and long-term effects on football players who receive concussions.

 

The Energy Source of Tomorrow: Benefits of Nuclear Fusion Power

Ivan Pogrebnyak

In the search for sources of energy, discussions of nuclear fusion power as an option have often been seen as unrealistic, overshadowed by the viability of nuclear fission.

 

The Effects of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Tropical Corals and their Symbionts

Travis Courtney

This paper discusses the causes and effects of coral bleaching, connecting the analysis to global climate change. Recent scientific research has demonstrated that corals and their symbionts, zooxanthellae, can adapt to changing oceanic conditions.

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