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Think BIG, Start SMALL: MicroRNAs and Breast Cancer

Think BIG, Start SMALL: MicroRNAs and Breast Cancer

  • 12/4/2016 5:22:00 PM
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Chelsea Goodenough, B.S.The human body is capable of powerful things. When in prime condition, we are capable of adrenaline induced She-Hulk strength, and fighting the effect of zero gravity by walking on the moon. This, to most of us, is recognizable as disease, and is amongst us in the form of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to name only a few. A disease that affects nearly 246,660 new people every year, is breast cancer, with an estimated 40,...
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Exercise Can Provide Protection In Extreme Situations

Exercise Can Provide Protection In Extreme Situations

  • 11/27/2016 6:09:00 PM
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Rihana Bokhari, B.S.You have probably heard before that exercise is good for you. You know that doctors recommend people in disease states exercise, for instance in diabetes and heart disease. But did you know that exercise can do far more than help you look good and feel great? Exercise may be able to protect you if you are exposed to radiation. Radiation is well known to have negative effects on the body and lead to illness and loss of life. In this study we seek to understand how exercise, an...
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A Groundbreaking Event You Won't Want To Miss

  • 11/4/2016 3:59:55 AM
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This Friday, November 11th, from 1:00-4:00 pm the Sydney and JL Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance will host the Huffines Discussion 6 in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University. The annual Huffines Discussion brings together eight leaders in the field of sports medicine and human performance from around the nation to share their research and expertise. Each speaker is given 15 minutes, with topics ranging from professional sports a...
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Does Time Decrease Enthusiasm For Play?

Does Time Decrease Enthusiasm For Play?

  • 10/28/2016 2:04:00 AM
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Jiling Liu, M. Ed Regular physical activity (PA) is important for children’s health and development. Exercising daily can reduce heart disease, obesity, and bone problems. Regular PA burns out stress and makes people feel good. Children’s academic learning can also improve through habitual exercises. Recently, PA opportunities for children are becoming fewer. One reason is that schools have focused more on students’ academic performances. At the same time, schools have cu...
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Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • 10/21/2016 2:06:00 AM
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Priya Patel, M.S.Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty in coordinating movements, which results in problems performing in sports and everyday tasks (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Around 4- to 10% of school aged children in United States are affected by DCD (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). DCD prevalence rates range from about 2% in the United Kingdom to 19% in Greece, with a worldwide average of 6%. Owing t...
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The Secret Power in Eggs– Its Fat!

  • 10/14/2016 1:57:00 AM
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Vincent Chen, B.S.Fat in eggs used to be considered bad to our body. However, scientific evidences have shown that it might actually be good for your health. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a large chicken egg contains 5 grams of fat, which counts up to 10% of total weight in an egg. It may look high, but it is actually low when comparing to other food sources. For example, half of a chicken breast, which is considered healthy meat, contains 20% daily value (DV) of fat, w...
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Shaking Up the Protein Paradigm

Shaking Up the Protein Paradigm

  • 10/7/2016 3:41:00 AM
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Erin SimmonsProtein is often thought to be a workout necessity, the essential complement to every gym bag. Missing protein during the post-workout anabolic window is viewed as unfortunate, if not detrimental to one’s training goals. However, the scientific literature on this subject isn’t quite so black and white. Reviews of protein requirements have touted 1.8 g-1kg-1day-1 as the optimal protein intake for individuals undergoing training, when in fact the literature has propose...
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Extinguishing The Flame Of Inflammation

Extinguishing The Flame Of Inflammation

  • 9/30/2016 2:03:00 AM
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Corrine Metzger, M.S.An uncontained fire can quickly spread and wreak havoc on areas both near and far to the instigating source. Under the right conditions, one flame can set a whole forest on fire and soon spread beyond its confines. In a similar way, inflammation can start at a local region in the body, but the damaging effects can spread to distant sites. One example of far spread damage of inflammation is the bone loss concurrent with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (...
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Could Watermelon Extract Provide that Extra “Juice” for the End of the Race?

Could Watermelon Extract Provide that Extra “Juice” for the End of the Race?

  • 9/19/2016 1:55:00 AM
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Kelsey McLaughlin, M.S.L-citrulline (CIT), a nonessential amino acid that can be found in abundance in watermelon and watermelon rind, has garnered an increasing amount of attention among sport nutrition researchers for its potential benefit to sport performance, particularly in endurance events. The effects of CIT on an exercising individual are thought to be two-fold, both increasing blood flow to working muscle through the enhancement of nitric oxide (NO) production and enhancing clearance of...
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How Do Oral Contraceptives Affect Bone’s Response to Exercise and Disuse and the Risk for Osteoporosis?

How Do Oral Contraceptives Affect Bone’s Response to Exercise and Disuse and the Risk for Osteoporosis?

  • 4/20/2016 6:18:00 AM
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Anita Mantri, B.S.Osteoporosis afflicts roughly 8 million American women (13). Exercise is often prescribed as a measure of preventing osteoporosis due to its ability to increase bone formation. This eventually increases bone mineral density thus providing a reserve of bone to protect against losses due to estrogen deficiency from menopause. According to CDC reports, from 2011-2013, roughly 26% of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 used oral contraceptives (OCs) as their primary form o...
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