A Reflection Of My Neurochemistry Experience

The experience I had in my neurochemistry capstone incorporated more of the goals for liberal learning than any other class I have taken at Concordia. Although I am biased, as I have always had a passion for neuroscience and believe that is has so many answers to questions that are raised in today’s society, I…
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Autism And Xenobiotics

“Methylation and redox buffering activities are equally supported by the methionine cycle and transsulfuration during normal redox conditions. [However], during oxidative stress multiple adaptive mechanisms shift the flux of sulfur resources toward GSH synthesis, including reduced activity of methionine synthase, increased activity of cystathionine-b-synthase (CBS) and decreased activity of cysteine dioxygenase (CDO). Lower methionine synthase…
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It’s More Than Just A “Choice”

Approaching a stoplight, you see a homeless man standing on the corner where you are about to make a left turn. He is holding a piece of cardboard that says, “Homeless. No food. No money. Anything helps.” You cannot help it, your mind instantly goes to the assumption that the five dollars you could give…
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Obesity: The Rising Epidemic

  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, “…. There has been an increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese”. Furthermore, apart from the health consequences…
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Concussion Repercussions

“You are supposed to be tough. You are supposed to play through pain. You are not supposed to cry. We are taught that early on in the game as kids. Tough sport. Brutal sport. It’s like the gladiator. People want to see the big hits. They wind up on Sports Center. And as a player,…
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