Did the “Atopic March” draft you? You are not alone!

The crossover between pulmonology, dermatology, and immunology had always intrigued me as I was born with eczema and was diagnosed with asthma five years later. After conducting research about the correlation between eczema and asthma, I discovered that this story was indeed not unique to me. Eczema or dermatitis is defined as a medical condition …

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Classification

Breast cancer is the second most occurring cancer for women in the United States. It is estimated that there are 230,000 new cases arising in American women annually. It also occurs in men, but at a much lower rate of 2,300 annually. Breast cancer is a form of carcinoma, cancer that originates from epithelial cells. …

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Why Some People Are More Likely To Develop Anorexia and Bulimia

Did you ever wonder why certain people are more likely to develop anxiety, eating orders or other psychiatric related conditions? Well in short, it’s in your genes. A group of scientists have done research on mice and have discovered that when a certain gene receptor in their brains is altered or mutated and its ability …

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Psychopath’s brains are unable to fully process punishment

According to researchers from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, adults that have psychopathic personality disorder process punishment and reward differently than normal adults because of systematic differences in their brains. The researchers’ studies involved 12 violent individuals diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder (ASPD) and psychopathy, …

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HIV Immunity Due To A Gene Mutation

The main target of HIV is a group of human immune system cells marked with the CD4 glycoprotein. By altering these cells and using them as a host to help manufacture more of the HIV virus, the human immune system and therefore the infected person is vulnerable to infection from other harmful viruses. Without an effective …

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The Sunshine Vitamin and Prostate Cancer

Virtually every pre-health student has to read a journal article at least once during his/her undergraduate years. Often, students find them intimidating, boring, or just plain dense. But these articles can also be incredibly fascinating, and they can be a great window into the research world. One of the goals that I have with this website …

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