Concordia Neurochemistry: The Values Of Student Led Education

Neurochemistry proved to be everything I have hoped I would experience throughout my educational experience at Concordia.  I believe that its function as a capstone course required that we students take it upon ourselves to learn the material and engage in discussion about relatively complex topics both for our educational gain and the education of…
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Obesity And HFCS: Where Are Nader’s Raiders Now?

Obesity in America has come to be known worldwide as the epidemic of the western world.  Though the fast food industry has been the patsy of many lawsuits regarding uncontrollable weight gain, the culprit may actually be the 32 oz cola rather than the burger and fries.  The most common sweetener used in soft drinks…
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More Pain More Gain Or More Pain Less Brain?

Brain plasticity, what does it mean?  Usually we associate brain plasticity with the ability to readily learn new tasks and recover from potential damage, however recent research regarding concussions show that not only do periods of heightened plasticity not protect subjects from mechanical brain trauma but it makes them more vulnerable.  Indeed the most common…
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House, Medical Genius And Opiate Addict

Dr. Gregory House has an uncanny knowledge of the medicine.  He is able to approach medical issues from a different perspective than other doctors in the series and his biting criticism, though abundantly entertaining to viewers is unwanted but tolerated because of the man’s diagnostic expertise.  So what can’t House do?  Though his problem-solving skills…
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Chemistry And Obesity

This morning I did something I don’t normally do, I stopped eating. I still had food on my plate, I just didn’t feel hungry anymore. Even though it seemed like the right choice I still got scoffed at from my girlfriend for not finishing my plate, I almost felt peer pressured to eat more then I wanted to!…
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