I BREWed, Did You?

My senior year of high school was filled with one question, where to go to college. This is a typical question most high school seniors face. I still remember half way through my senior year, I went to a preview day for Concordia, and I remember sitting in the old chemistry lecture hall and listening…
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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Sign Up For A Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass has gotten very popular in the recent years since it promises easy results. Just like everything that comes easy, it has a price. The gastric bypass procedure was made for people who are extremely obese (BMI 40 and above) or have very complex weight related problems with a BMI of 35 or above.…
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How Does ALS Progress?

To understand ALS, one needs to understand how the motor neurons in the brain are divided. The brain has different types of neurons, sensory (for example, detecting touch), and motor neurons (responsible for causing muscle contractions). The motor neurons are the one’s effected by ALS, there are two regions that we will be focusing on,…
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What’s The Hype With Medical Marijuana?

Why does it seem so difficult to make medical marijuana available to everyone who needs it? I mean after all we have all seen those videos online showing how medical marijuana is such a miracle drug.   Well things aren’t as simple as they seem. Medicine needs science to back it up before it can…
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What You Need To Know About Concussions

What do concussions do to your brain? One big reason concussions are so dangerous is that they cause an influx of ions going into your neurons. What does that mean? Ions are used by your neurons to send information from one area to another. Your brain uses a lot of its energy (ATP) to make…
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