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Gene Editing: The Future of Precision Medicine

Gene Editing: The Future of Precision Medicine

  • 3/25/2019 6:30:00 AM
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John Deaver, MS            Gene editing has made headlines in recent years as a promising new technology opening new avenues in research, as well as precision medicine.            The ability for researchers and physicians to perform genetic editing has been around for decades, but historically, it has been an extremely slow and expensive process. One of the reasons for this is that they all rely on using protei...
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I am young and healthy. Why do I need to know my family health history?

I am young and healthy. Why do I need to know my family health history?

  • 3/18/2019 6:30:00 AM
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Ming Li, MSAngelina Jolie, an Oscar-winning actress, announced to have a surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her risk of developing ovarian cancer in 2015. She has already undertook a preventative double mastectomy earlier. She made this difficult decision because she has a strong family health history (FHH) of ovarian cancer. FHH, a record of the diseases and health conditions in one’s family, plays a significant role in early disease detection and prevention. By f...
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Radiation: Bad to the Bone?

Radiation: Bad to the Bone?

  • 3/4/2019 6:30:00 AM
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Sarah Little, M.S.Bone is a complex and active tissue. Most people think once you stop growing that the bone is no longer changing; but actually, bone is constantly remodeling itself – it is just in a balance between resorption and formation. In fact, bone is constantly adapting to the world around it. Many things affect bone, like exercise (or the lack thereof), diet, inflammatory diseases, and radiation. While most people never encounter radiation, individuals with cancer or astronauts e...
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Role Identity and Role Management in College Athletics

Role Identity and Role Management in College Athletics

  • 2/18/2019 6:30:00 AM
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 Joan Anderson, PhDAmple evidence has demonstrated that holding multiple roles, such as being a scholar or member of the drama club, is beneficial to an individual’s mental and physical health (e.g., Hong and Seltzer, 1995; Waldron & Jacobs, 1989). “Generally, the more role identities individuals hold, the more purpose, meaning, behavioral guidance, and approving social feedback they have available, and thus, the better should be their mental health or general well-being&rdq...
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Quantification of Proteolytic Pathways in MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells

Quantification of Proteolytic Pathways in MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells

  • 2/11/2019 6:30:00 AM
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Jessica Cardin, PhDProtein degradation is a main component of the body to enable proper function and tissue maintenance. Certain types of cancer have demonstrated to have an enhanced ability to degrade malformed proteins through intracellular systems. The ability to break these proteins down has the potential to protect cancerous cells and allow them to proliferate. Specific degradation pathways have exhibited the capacity to alter the cell cycle, leading to tumors to increase in aggressiveness ...
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Breast Cancer Gene Expression: Learn to Walk Before You Can Run

Breast Cancer Gene Expression: Learn to Walk Before You Can Run

  • 12/3/2018 5:00:00 AM
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Chelsea Goodenough, PhDFrom a young age, we are told “You have to learn to walk, before you can run.” Cell function is no different.Proteins dictate cell function, but what proteins are found in our cells are dictated by the messaging transcriptsthat code for their production. The amounts and types of those coding transcripts, known to scientists asmessenger RNA (mRNA), dictate protein levels and ultimately reflect cellular function. When the transcriptionrate of certain mRNA molecul...
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Muscle Atrophy Cures Found At The Supermarket

Muscle Atrophy Cures Found At The Supermarket

  • 5/28/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Dylan Holly, M.Ed.Skeletal muscle is a complex tissue and while its primary job is to assist in movement, this is not its sole purpose. Muscle is also a major storehouse for energy in the form of amino acids and metabolic machinery responsible for much of our daily energy expenditure. The energy cost of muscle comes with a price. When subjected to an unloaded state such as bed-rest, immobilization, or microgravity, the muscle atrophies. In other words, the cross-sectional area diminishes and wit...
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Rho Kinase, an Important Therapeutic Target in Cardiovascular Health

Rho Kinase, an Important Therapeutic Target in Cardiovascular Health

  • 5/21/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Song Yi Shin, M.S.Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the primary causes of deaths in the United States.Despite a number of research to prevent or cure CVD, it is still the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Numerous studies have found that exercise is very effective for prevention of CVD, however, there are many CVD patients who are not able to exercise at high intensity and certain duration required due to their pathological conditions or physical limits. Fortu...
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New Pharmacological Interventions For Space And Disuse Atrophy

New Pharmacological Interventions For Space And Disuse Atrophy

  • 5/14/2018 5:30:00 AM
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Patrick Ryan, M.S.Physical inactivity, whether due to sedentary lifestyle or bedrest while recovering from injury or illness, is a significant detriment to overall health. In the short term, reducing activity results in muscle atrophy: the loss of both muscle size and strength. This problem not only applies to athletes who may be forced to reduce activity due to an orthopedic injury, or adults living a sedentary lifestyle, but is also a huge concern in regards to manned spaceflight.In low Earth ...
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Out Of Sight, But Not Out Of Your Brain

  • 5/7/2018 5:00:00 AM
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Inchon Park, M.S.Well-coordinated behavior between the limbs is one of the remarkable abilities of human beings. Walking, running, and cycling are forms of highly coordinated simple cyclical motion. These kinds of movements require synchronized or alternated motion of the limbs. Bimanual movement is another good example of movements that are highly coordinated. Bimanual movements account for a substantial proportion of our daily life activities such as tying shoelaces, opening bottles, sending a...
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