Insulin And Obesity

The levels of obesity in the world are reaching epidemic proportions, a fact that should not be surprising to anyone. The rise in the availability of fast, unhealthy foods and the undesirability of exercise is making it tough for people to live healthy lifestyles. But, what if there is more going on inside of your…
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Concordia College: Brewing More Than Coffee

As a freshman at the College of St. Benedict’s, I realized that not only was the mission of St. Ben’s different than mine, but I was also missing my passion academically by not having the option to pursue a Neuroscience degree. I transferred to Concordia College for my next two years. At Concordia, I have…
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The Science Behind Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the New York Yankee baseball player Lou Gehrig. During his season in 1938, Lou Gehrig started to experience muscle weakness which started to affect his batting and even his ability to tie his shoes. A diagnosis of ALS was soon made, bringing…
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Use Your Head Wisely: Sports And Concussions

With the news of Aaron Hernandez’s post-mortem brain autopsy being recently released, the sports community and general public are starting to wonder if the hard-hits of football and other sports are causing longer-term damage than we once believed. Researchers at Boston University found evidence of serious chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the worst that they had…
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Overeating As A Cause For Alzheimer’s Disease

We all know that eating too much can cause obesity, stroke, heart failure, cancer and a load of other problems for our body, but does overeating have adverse consequences for our brain? When we consume food it is broken down into smaller molecules, namely glucose, that can be used by individual cells for energy. When…
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