My Capstone Experience

On the first day of Neurochemistry, I thought I knew what to expect. After three years of taking intense biology and chemistry courses at Concordia, I believed I was walking into just another lecture-based science class, albeit one that would involve a little more research. However, I was genuinely, and pleasantly, surprised by how different…
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The Obesity Epidemic: What’s Causing It?

Obesity and over-nutrition are two of the most prevalent health problems facing Americans today. Although more people in the United States are trying diets and exercise programs than ever before, the problem seems to be getting much worse. In fact, 86% of Americans are expected to be overweight by 2030 (1). With that staggering number,…
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Effects Of Marijuana And THC: A Careful Balance

Marijuana, and all of the cannabinoid compounds found in it, are listed as schedule one drugs according to the DEA. Other drugs found in the schedule one class are heroin, LSD, and ecstasy; these drugs are considered to be the most addictive and dangerous, and are not considered to have any valid medical purposes (1).…
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How To Deal With A Concussion: Possible Treatments And Solutions

If you ask an athlete if they know someone who has gotten a concussion, the answer is likely to be a resounding “yes.” Ask them if they know more than one person who has received a concussion, and the answer is probably “yes” as well. In fact, the athlete you are talking to might have…
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Early Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most dreaded neurological disorders. Characterized by severe memory loss and cognitive declined, Alzheimer’s is relatively easy to distinguish from other disorders in its later stages, but it is more difficult to detect early on. Given the lack of effective treatment options for late stage Alzheimer’s disease, it’s crucial…
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