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Overview of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is progressive nervous system disorder, and is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder behind Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, PD affects patients by impairing the parts of the brain responsible for movement, and leads to the observed motor deficiencies.1 Parkinson’s disease was first identified in 1817 by James Parkinson. He looked into six patient […]

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Reflection Blog 3

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, and the second most common neurogenic disorder behind Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s disease was initially identified more than 200 years and within those two centuries, a great deal of knowledge related to this crippling disease has been obtained. Although all of the mechanistic details associated with Parkinson’s has not […]

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Targeting the Warburg Effect to Treat Cancer

There is currently an obesity epidemic that is facing not only the United States, but the entire world. From 1975 to 2016, children and young people’s age standardized mean BMI increased globally, as well as in most regions. The global rate of increase was 0.32 kg/m2 per decade.1This increase in BMI is not only an issue […]

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Potential Diseases to Investigate

A disease that I would be interested in further investigating that I already have a little bit of background knowledge on it Parkinson’s disease. Some of my work BCM 341 was related to Parkinson’s disease and thinking about possible methods of prevention and treatment of this disease. However my previous research related to this disease […]

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What does it mean to study biochemistry?

To study biochemistry is to learn about the details found within chemical processes occurring in living systems. While this may seem incredibly broad, it allows for the integration of numerous scientific disciplines (outside of just biology and chemistry) and methods of research, all falling under the umbrella of biochemistry. It also allows for the elucidation […]

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My First Post

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