A Capstone To My Neuronal Foundation

Throughout my neuroscience minor endeavor I gained knowledge about the structures and functions of the brain’s anatomy. The brain is very complicated and intricate and its neural pathways that link structures. And now, it’s all come down to neurochemistry. Most of my what’s? and why’s? will be answered with: This pathway, that receptor, this MAPKKK…
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Drunken Words Are Honest Thoughts.

Alcoholism is a serious problem around the world and especially in the U.S. Alcoholism affects some 14 million people in the United States alone, costing $ 184 billion a year (Newton &Messing, 2006). Heavy drinkers are also more susceptible to cancer than those who drink on occasion or not at all. This very common substance…
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The Hendrix Experience: “Manic Depression Is A Frustrating Mess”

Manic-depressive disorder is considered the historical name of Bipolar disorder. The two are characterized by episodes of hyperactivity and at least one period of depression. This may seem like a very general description, which is why it is difficult to diagnose such disorders because of the different levels of severity; the disorder needs to be…
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Im Bored… Lets Eat!

Obesity has become quite a problem in America in the last decade. In fact, obesity is the leading preventable cause of death in America, and is stigmatized as a serious public health problem. Obesity is a MEDICAL CONDITION in which excess fat on the body accumulates eventually causing health complications; the list of complications is…
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The Path To Cell Destruction

This week my classmates and I dissected an article pertaining to the MAPK signaling cascade and its role in neurodegenerative diseases. Diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS) are characterized by progressive motor cell death impairing motor function. We always ask ourselves what the underlying cause of such ailments…
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