The Class That Changed My Life: Neurochemistry

Choosing to take the neurochemistry class is one of my best decisions that I ever made.   Looking back, I remembered so clear the day when I came to talk with my advisor Dr. Rutherford about my plans for the senior year. He suggested me to take the neurochemistry class.  I said yes without any…
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Potential Key Players In ALS Disease: Better Targets For The Future Treatments

Lou Gehrig’s disease is also called ALS. It is a motor neuron disease that impairs the physical activities in the life of the patients with ALS.   ALS begins with muscles weakness, stiffness, softness, tightness, or spastic. The patients with ALS feels fatigue, poor balance, slurred words, weak grip, or tripping. These symptoms may be…
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Marijuana Medication: How Much Should Be Enough?

Marijuana has been known as the miracle medication that can treat several diseases, such as anxiety, seizure and even cancer.   Marijuana is extracted from the Cannabis plant. Its characteristics and functions have been studied for the medical use. Marijuana is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1985. It is used to…
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I Have Concussion. I Need To Recover.

Nowadays, concussion occurs so often in many sports, such as football, cycling, baseball, basketball, and water sports, etc. It would be great if its negative impact to the brain is reduced by increasing its occurrence. Unfortunately, we can’t “adapt” to concussion and recover faster by increasing its occurrence.   It’s actually the opposite!   Therefore,…
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Alzheimer’s Disease: I Don’t Want To Get Aging

Alzheimer is a common disease, related to aging. A progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. It’s scary to think of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.   How can we prevent developing AD, when we get older?   Cause of Alzheimer’s disease Many studies…
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