Neurochemisty At Concordia

Neurochem in a Nutshell Well, that’s just about impossible. I learned so much information this semester that it would be inconceivable to remember all of it. Many of the particular details and acronyms of important signaling molecules elude me as I look back on the semester, but that doesn’t mean the class didn’t teach me…
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Alcohol – Inhibition To The Point Of Activity

It’s Five O’clock Somewhere And even if it wasn’t it probably wouldn’t stop many people from drinking. Alcohol abuse and dependence are global health issues and in the United States they affect about 14 million people. The article we read on the ethanol (alcohol) also describes that there are few choices for treatment alcohol use…
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Too Much Of A Good Thing

Obesity – It’s not just for the Wealthy Anymore I don’t need any statistics to convince you that obesity is a problem in America. On evening news shows there are frequent segments concerned with the recent rise of obesity, often focusing on the growing rate of childhood obesity. In 2003, the surgeon general named obesity…
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A Knitting Prescription

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder affects almost six million American adults and is characterized by episodes of depression and mania. The onset of bipolar disorder is often in late adolescents, but it can develop at any stage in life. Mood stabilizers such as lithium, divalproex, carbamazepine, and lamotrigine seek to suppress the swings between mania and…
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Concussions: A Big Impact On Life

Newsworthy Concussions have been creating much fervor in the news recently. Increasingly, high schools, universities and other educational institutions have been implementing policies meant to protect athletes from lifelong brain dysfunction caused by concussions.  The NCAA requires that: all student athletes receive information about concussions, all NCAA institutions have a process in place to evaluate…
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