Too Much Of A Good Thing

Obesity – It’s not just for the Wealthy Anymore I don’t need any statistics to convince you that obesity is a problem in America. On evening news shows there are frequent segments concerned with the recent rise of obesity, often focusing on the growing rate of childhood obesity. In 2003, the surgeon general named obesity…
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Opinions Of Sciences

When you see this picture what do you think of? This is the molecule thimerosal, a mercury containing compound that is a central in the mercury vs. autism debate. I will admit that I am a new to this controversy, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion. As Jeffrey P. Baker points out in his paper Mercury,…
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Things I Learned…

The final blog. I can’t believe the semester is over. It doesn’t seem real – there isn’t even snow on the ground. I would like to end my semester with one last blog about some things I learned in neurochem. The brain is cool. This semester, our class delved into the complexities of the human…
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Backward Logic And Bipolar

FLASHBACK!!! Five years ago you would find a 17-year-old version of myself sitting in my high school chemistry room. I felt like the king of the world, I thought I knew everything there was to know about chemistry and the world around me.  In all honesty I thought the noble prize in chemistry just a…
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Addiction Or Pain?

Severe pain affects approximately 6% of the population at any given time.  This pain can come from nearly any source and may be dealt with in various ways.  One way in which severe pain is moderated is through the use of opioids.  Opioids are analgesics (painkillers) which decrease the perception of pain, decrease reaction to…
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