The Quiet Epidemic

Drug overdose is an epidemic in this country. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine it took the lives of over 52,000 people in 2015 alone. That is five times the size of my home town. We loose so many people to this and yet we do not really talk about it. Something interesting…
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The Capstone Of My College Career Or The Cornerstone Of Something More

The first day of Neurochemistry. The last first day of college as it happened to be. I was a senior chemistry major and all I could think was here we go another lecture course about chemistry. I have been doing this since freshman year, nothing will be different. Oh was I wrong.  While the first…
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How To Make Money With A Bucket Of Ice

It was not that long ago that everyone who was anyone was dumping ice water all over themselves. Sounds crazy, but hey it was for a good cause. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 was one of the greatest fund-raising events science has ever seen. Here are the results. With over $115 million raised…
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Pathways Of Schizophrenia

I am a uniquely situated person. I am a biochemistry major with a sociology minor. At this point in time it puts me in both an introductory sociology class and my upper level chemistry course about the chemistry of the brain. This put me in an interesting position while discussing mental illness in sociology. The…
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How Is Your Brain Stomach?

Why and how your brain gets hungry What is your brain stomach? Well, there is not a tiny little stomach sitting in your brain. That would be uncomfortable, but there is the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoid; endo meaning from inside, cannabinoid meaning like cannabis (commonly known as weed). Basically scientists asked the question why does weed…
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