The Cracked Stone

I know Concordia is trying really, really hard to meet its “Five Goals of Liberal Learning”. Before I begin talking about these goals, it might be important to state them. Instill a love for learning Develop foundational skills and transferable intellectual capacities Develop an understanding of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives and their connections Cultivate…
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Type III Diabetes: Alzheimer’s Disease

Many may wonder the rationale behind this title, and indeed it seems a strange connection to make. But the truth of Alzheimer’s disease lies in insulin receptors, and eventually insulin resistance. These receptors are, of course, localized to the brain, and not the pancreas (as in the case of diabetes as we know it). To…
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Dear Antivaxxers,

It is very possible that your choices will prevent your child from developing autism, but those regarding vaccines will not. Recent research suggests a plethora of environmental prenatal factors that play an important role in a child developing autism. These include viral infection, zinc deficiency, abnormal melatonin synthesis, maternal diabetes, prenatal and perinatal stress, toxins,…
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Don’t Judge An Enzyme By Its Structure

Hmm…that title was a bit far-fetched. It was supposed to play off the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Regardless, I will get to my point: new research Parkinson’s disease has revealed a fascinating connection between seemingly unrelated proteins. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term disease characterized by motor neuron degeneration, but in late…
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Brains Of Abuse

The term “drugs of abuse” gets thrown around when trying to specify drugs that are detrimental in nature. This is opposed to the “drugs of use” that would include over-the-counter and prescription medication. It is far too often that these abusive drugs lead one into a path of addiction, and it is far too often…
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