The Scientific Student – Staff and Details

The Scientific Student – Staff and Details

Editor-In-Chief Shreya Singireddy   Editors Kathleen Frost Ruby Halfacre Kaylynn Crawford Karen Yung Daryn Dever Naomi D’Arbell Featured Writers Asraa Ahmed Zoe Sugar Katy Swiere Sany Gómez Ana Roibu Margie He Kyle Chambers Christina Gaw Smarika Rijal Cover Design Maddie Go

Fad Diets, A Solution?

Fad Diets, A Solution?

Diets are increasing in popularity; everyone seems to be trying them. A few popular ones include the Atkins, Paleo, Gluten-free, and Detox diets. But do they actually deliver? More importantly, are they healthy for us? THE ATKINS DIET The Atkins diet, created by well-known cardiologist Dr. Atkins, limits intake of sugar and carbohydrates. The body… Read more

Skyscraper Design Competition Stimulates Future Thinking

Skyscraper Design Competition Stimulates Future Thinking

As the world’s population approaches 7 billion, cities will become more congested with people and finding space to live will be a problem. To meet this challenge, eVolo has hosted a skyscraper design competition each year since 2006, in which individuals from all over the globe are invited to create their own building constructions that… Read more

Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital acquired infections are presenting health care professionals with a new danger, affecting their efforts to provide safe patient care. Hospital acquired infections (HDIs or HAIs), otherwise known as nosocomial infections, are diseases contracted while a patient is in a health care facility. These infections can originate from the outside environment, an ill patient, or… Read more

Is it Wise to Multitask?

Is it Wise to Multitask?

Many people multitask every day, especially when work piles up and it seems impossible to finish all that needs to be done. Multitasking seems like an efficient way to get more done in a set period of time. However, new research shows that this may not be the case. In a recent study, published on… Read more

How does Obesity Affect the Brain?

How does Obesity Affect the Brain?

Known as one of the most common worldwide health issues, obesity affects all organs, including the brain. Many people are not aware that the term ‘obesity’ is not limited to just the weight gain and high BMI, but with low-grade inflammation as well. Obesity is also associated with the metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of… Read more

Computers through brain signals: The strange case of Bill Kochevar

Computers through brain signals: The strange case of Bill Kochevar

His sleeping muscles finally move. A completely different sensation takes place. He feels his fingers, his hands, his arms. It has been a long time. Eight years. Now he can dispense of someone that scratches his own nose. He can eat on his own. Bill Kochevar uses technology to hug. Science is no more a… Read more

Marching for Science: Did it Work?

Marching for Science: Did it Work?

Both the March for Science (April 23rd) and the People’s Climate Movement (April 29th) drew tens of thousands of people around the world to fight for policy supporting science and combating climate change. The majority of the scientific community feels threatened because of the outcome of the 2016 Election for the President of the United… Read more

Recent Dermatological Advancements

Recent Dermatological Advancements

Teenagers know how acne can interfere with their lifestyle and confidence. Over many years, scientists and dermatologists have been studying new treatment options for acne. Dermatologists prescribe medications through a variety of different methods and dosages for numerous diseases and conditions, which are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, there are medications that have… Read more

Advances in Alzheimer’s disease: the Beta-Amyloid Protein

Advances in Alzheimer’s disease: the Beta-Amyloid Protein

Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects an estimated 5.5 million Americans, is becoming more mysterious than ever. This progressive disorder destroys the memories of a person typically above the age of 65. Symptoms of this devastating disorder include mental decline, confusion, disorientation, and more. As impossible as it might seem, scientists are making progress in developing… Read more