A Hopeful Future For Alzheimer’s Patients?

  This week, I would like to talk to you about Alzheimer’s disease, a serious disease that has been brought up on this blog before just a couple weeks ago. When we talked about it before, we brought up the topic of diabetes and how the malfunctions of insulin in a diabetic patient could lead…
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Lou Gehrig’s Disease: How Close To A Cure Are We?

1               Prior to 1939, Lou Gehrig was on top of the world. He was coming off several great seasons leading the New York Yankees to World Series titles in 1936, 1937, and 1938. He was so good Time magazine wrote an article in 1936 described Lou Gehrig as “the games number 1 batsman” and…
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A Light Of Hope In Neurodegenerative Diseases

Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway is one of the most important cell signaling pathways in human brain. Many crucial cellular activities are controlled by the MAPK pathway including cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Therefore, it is normally tightly regulated.  In the paper we read for this week, the researchers discussed the pathological roles of different…
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Research That Gives You The Shakes! Or Cures Them!

If you could prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, would you? More than likely; with the current research carried out in control of the MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinases) neurochemical pathway in your brain, these and other diseases can be examined and eventually treated directly. These diseases are all linked through different pathways that the…
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Vicodin, Morphine, Heroine, Oh My!

In society today, doctors give out pain medication in the class of opioids like they are candy. For things from a tooth ache to surgery, the range of ailments which one can be prescribed opioids for is rather large. Opioids include codeine, hydrocodone (vicodin), oxycodone, and morphine. You may be thinking: why is this a…
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