Neurochemistry Reflections And Why It Is A Capstone

For a class to be considered and capstone course at Concordia it must meet five qualifications.  One, it must instill a love for learning.  Two, the student develops foundational skills and a transferable intellectual capacity.  Three, the student develops an understanding of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives and their connections.  Four, they need to cultivate…
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Do We Know What Causes ALS?

ALS is a neurological disorder where a degradation of motor neurons occurs.  This progresses over the course of 3-5 years leading to complete muscle loss in vital organs.  In the early stages of the disease the patient experiences muscle weakness, stiffness, spastic and tightness, poor balance, slurred words, and can be limited to a single…
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Obesity: Is It A Choice Or A Brain Disorder?

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States along with other parts of the world.  The concern of people not being able to eat because food cost too much or because it was not excisable to people has changed the way food is made.  The food industry has made foods that are cheap and…
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Lithium Toxicology

Lithium is a soft metal, it is the smallest metal found on column one, row two of the periodic table.  Due to its small size and plus one charge lithium is useful in the biological system.  To date the uses of lithium mostly revolve around bipolar disease among other mental disorders.  However, this treatment has…
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Why Are Men More Likely To Get Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.  The symptoms are caused by the death of dopamine generating cells in the brain.  Symptoms of the disease are shaking, rigidity, and movement along with mental symptoms such as thinking and dementia.  Resent research shows that men are more likely to get the disease…
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