Autism’s Growing Behavior

Autism is a disease that has affected families around the world and has become an ever-growing problem in the United States. Autism is known as a complex, developmental disability linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person’s life. The condition…
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A True Capstone

Prior to walking into the Neurochemistry 475 classroom for the first time, I merely thought of the class as just a capstone required for graduation. However lazy this may seem, I think it is safe to say that several of my classmates had similar notions. Despite my lack of enthusiasm, I would later find out…
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Alcohol’s Path To Intoxication

Alcohol abuse is an issue of both old and new generations. Leaving not one continent untouched, alcohol raises economic and health issues around the world. Alcohol abuse is a disease that is characterized by a pattern of excessive drinking despite the negative effects of alcohol on the individual’s work, health, legal, educational, and/or social life.…
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A Capstone To My Neuronal Foundation

Throughout my neuroscience minor endeavor I gained knowledge about the structures and functions of the brain’s anatomy. The brain is very complicated and intricate and its neural pathways that link structures. And now, it’s all come down to neurochemistry. Most of my what’s? and why’s? will be answered with: This pathway, that receptor, this MAPKKK…
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Alzheimer’s Disease Has A Pathway

Alzheimer’s disease has affected over 4.5 million people within the United States, and the number is expected to grow to 13 million by the year 2050. Economically, this presents a huge problem. In 2009, $144 billion (per year) was spent on healthcare for patients with dementia. That turns out to be an average yearly cost…
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