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Was this Football Tragedy Preventable?

2011/06/06
By Deirdre
Was this Football Tragedy Preventable?

In April of the past year, Penn State football player, Owen Thomas committed suicide in his bedroom flat. The captain’s death was a shock to everyone including doctors who had looked at his brain after his death. The doctors were worried to see signs of early Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE. CTE...
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Vitamin B12 and Alzeheimer’s Disease

2011/06/06
By Samantha
Vitamin B12 and Alzeheimer’s Disease

Recently, scientists questioned whether the vitamin B12 could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder in which a person suffers from serious memory loss. Usually, people develop this disease when they are older, and 50% of the population over 85 years old has this disease. More than 5.3 million...
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The Mystery of Von Hippel Lindau

2011/03/10
By Gabriela
The Mystery of Von Hippel Lindau

Before reading this post, please watch the video on this website. Von Hippel Lindau, more commonly referred to as VHL, is an extremely rare genetic disorder. In fact, VHL is so rare that only 1 in 36,000 people are infected with Von Hippel Lindau.  My father is that one in 36,000 affected by VHL. ...
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Breast Cancer is on it’s Way Out

2011/03/01
By Molly
Breast Cancer is on it’s Way Out

Last October was National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Americans across the country greatly supported awareness of the disease. Many states and cities across the U.S. held numerous fund raisers and campaigns to help raise awareness and money for women with Breast Cancer. From personal experience, my own school ran several bake sales, soccer games and sold...
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Aren’t twins supposed to look alike?

2011/02/04
By Ms Baker
Aren’t twins supposed to look alike?

Naseem has a new post on her Our Science blog about the misconceptions people have about twins.  Go check it out! Note: you need to sign up for a free Scitable account before you can post a comment.
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Alzheimer’s Disease – The Long Goodbye

2011/02/04
By Ms Baker
Alzheimer’s Disease – The Long Goodbye

Sabrina has a new post on her MedSci Discoveries blog about Alzheimer’s research. Go head over to her blog and comment! Note: you need to sign up for a free Scitable account before you can post a comment.
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The Link to Autism…Vaccines??

2011/01/28
By Rachel
The Link to Autism…Vaccines??

What if you were a parent who moments ago just found out that your child was autistic? What if you were a teacher (see this video) with a class full of autistic children? New data shows an average of 1 in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder. As a parent, your life is...
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Fireflies Light Up Hope for Coronary Heart Disease Patients

2010/10/18
By Leyla
Fireflies Light Up Hope for Coronary Heart Disease Patients

If you ask most people what connection there is between the human heart and fireflies, they probably won’t have any idea what you’re talking about.  If you ask Steven Ebert, a professor at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine, however, he’ll tell you that fireflies may one day help...
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Have No Fear, Food Allergy Prevention is Here!

2010/10/18
By Alice
Have No Fear, Food Allergy Prevention is Here!

Millions of people across the world suffer from food allergies. A food allergy is an unusual response triggered by the body’s immune system after eating a certain food, which can result in signs or symptoms such as digestive problems, hives, swollen airways, or death in severe cases. The most common foods that trigger allergic...
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Protected: Autism and Vaccines: Together as One?

2010/08/06
By Ms Baker

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