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Recognizing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Clinician’s Responsibility

Recognizing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Clinician’s Responsibility By Alina Dillahunt Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycling between at least one depressive episode and one manic/hypomanic episode. A manic episode is described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, as a period of about 7 days of heightened [...]

2018-01-28T17:32:00+00:00 January 28th, 2018|

Discovering the Next Green Revolution

Discovering the Next Green Revolution By Annika Peterson There are more people today living and eating on Earth than ever before. Farmers produce food to feed us through feats of science and innovation. This could not happen without the invention of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. Crops need key nutrients such [...]

2018-01-28T17:17:15+00:00 January 28th, 2018|

Making the Modern Tomato

Making the Modern Tomato By Annika Peterson For many Midwesterners, devouring delicious tomatoes that ripen near the end of the summer is a highlight of the year. There are endless ways to enjoy summer’s bounty, from elaborate dishes to just some salt and pepper embellishment. [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:23+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Tired of Being Tired?

Tired of Being Tired? By Teja Karimikonda They say that eight hours of sleep each night is the commonly accepted parameter of a good night’s sleep; however, most students would agree that this statement is more of a dream than a reality. Many students stay [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:27+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Nanoparticles: small particles; big potential

Nanoparticles: small particles; big potential By Meng Lou The apple has classically served as an embodiment of health and prosperity. Many wonder why the Greek Goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite fought so tenaciously over such a token? However, where there is a virtue there is [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:29+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

The Science Behind Gender Identity

The Science Behind Gender Identity By Alina Dillahunt Recently, U.S. politicians in 16 states have proposed bills governing which bathroom transgender individuals are allowed to use. All attempted bills have failed and been met with great opposition. North Carolina’s legislature managed to pass a piece [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:35+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

2017 Olmsted County Economic Indicator Report

2017 Olmsted County Economic Indicator Report By Aron Mozes INTRODUCTION The 2017 Olmsted County Economic Indicator Report provides an introductory analysis of the economic state of Olmsted County in Southeastern Minnesota. This report attempts to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of the Olmsted County economy and compare [...]

2017-12-12T23:53:48+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

The Gibbs Paradox – Towards an axiomatic approach

The Gibbs Paradox - Towards an axiomatic approach By Aniket Sudeep Dalvi and Chinmaya Bhargava ABSTRACT We discuss the Gibbs Paradox in statistical mechanics from an axiomatic perspective. We begin by introducing the paradox to the reader and discussing some past attempts. We then discuss one attempt [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:39+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Mouse Tmem135 overexpression exhibits protein regulation causing chronic inflammation and fibrosis of the heart

Mouse Tmem135 overexpression exhibits protein regulation causing chronic inflammation and fibrosis of the heart By Erika Henningsen, Tetsuya Takimoto, Giangela Stokes, Sarah Lewis, and Akihiro Ikeda ABSTRACT The overexpression of mitochondrial transmembrane protein Tmem135 in mice causes mitochondrial dysfunction and fibrosis of the heart, but it is [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:44+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Comparison of Inhaled Corticosteroids, Mast Cell Stabilizing Agents, and Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Exercise – Induced Bronchoconstriction

Comparison of Inhaled Corticosteroids, Mast Cell Stabilizing Agents, and Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction A Meta-Analysis By Matthew Kuik, Tom Schneider, and Bryan Jackler ABSTRACT While many individuals suffer from asthma in their everyday lives, a significant number are misdiagnosed with this condition [...]

2017-12-12T23:56:45+00:00 December 14th, 2017|