A Reflection On My Capstone Experience

Becoming responsibility engaged in the world is one of Concordia’s goals for their students, which is why BREWing has such an emphasis on campus. It’s so important to this college that they implemented it in their mission statement expressing the desire to end informed and engaged men and women into the world. Taking neurochemistry has…
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Obesity – More Than Self-Control?

Obesity is sometimes viewed as a lack of discipline. The obvious fix is start eating healthier and work out a few times a week. Although eating right and exercising are very important, obesity is more than just a weight problem. There are neurological components to this disease that is plaguing the United States. One component…
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ALS And Oxidative Stress – A Possible Culprit

ALS is a complicated and sinister illness. Over time it deteriorates the motor neurons in your brain and spinal cord, trapping its victims inside of their own bodies. Researchers are looking into how oxidative stress plays a role into causing this heartbreaking disease. Oxidative stress is a result of the mitochondria, the organelle that makes…
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Our Body’s “Chill Pill”

The endocannabinoid pathway is a pathway that the body does using naturally occurring endocannabinoids in the body. These endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that are made out of lipids that are present in the central nervous system (CNS) of the human body. Photo: https://elixinol.com/blog/what-is-the-endocannabinoid-system-and-how-it-works   This system is important for energy intake, metabolism and nutrient transport. The receptor…
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The Invisible Injury

Every sport has common injuries. Gymnastics has wrist and back problems , football had ACL  tears, basketballs has sprained ankles. Of course those injuries overlap into other sports, but another injury that they all have in common, along with many other sports, are concussions. Concussions are tricky because unlike a broken arm, you can’t see…
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