Diseases of the Nervous System Mini-Review

Abstract It​ ​is​ ​clear​ ​socially,​ ​academically,​ ​and​ ​financially​ ​that​ ​today’s​ ​generation​ ​has​ ​an​ ​increased​ ​number of​ ​individuals​ ​with​ ​stress​ ​than​ ​previous​ ​generations.​ ​Most​ ​of​ ​this​ ​stress​ ​falls​ ​under​ ​chronic​ ​stress which​ ​interferes​ ​with​ ​people’s​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​function​ ​normally​ ​long​ ​term.​ ​The​ ​highest​ ​stress​ ​level​ ​is currently​ ​found​ ​in​ ​millennials​ ​born​ ​from​ ​1984-1999,​ ​aged​ ​18-33​ ​years​ …

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Neuroendocrinology Mini-Review

8 May 2017 Metformin treatment for diseases aside from Diabetes: Focus on Addison’s disease, adrenal glands and thyroid glands Word count: 2856 Abstract: Adrenal insufficiencies lead to increased rates of morbidity and mortality. In order to address these insufficiencies, glucocorticoid replacement has been the primary treatment of choice. However, side effects are intense and patients …

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Realizing A Future Reality

The summer after my junior year, I had the opportunity to conduct research in the Peterson Lab as part of Washington University in St. Louis DBBS Summer Program. This experience was vastly different from my first REU in that it was at a larger institution, I did not have a set research project, and the […]

How To Not Kill A Tomagotchi

The summer after my freshman year of college, I applied to a program called EBICS (Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems) and received the opportunity to participate in paid undergraduate research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for ten weeks in Boston. I worked under a P.h.D candidate at MIT in a biosynthetic lab in …

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Finding A Science Family

After deciding that I wanted to pursue a future in research, I struggled, and am still struggling, to identify what type of research I like the most and potentially want to study for the duration of my future. Upon revealing my confusion to my first official research mentor, he encouraged me to apply for a ...