Parkinson’s and the Gastrointestinal Tract

Parkinson’s disease, named after the English doctor James Parkinson, is a chronic and progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It mainly affects the motor system. The cause is still not clear, although a mixture of both genetic and environmental factors are known to be involved. Apoptosis of neurons in the substantia nigra, a […]

Product Design

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman is an eye opener to how often we overlook the design of products that we use every day. It makes a simple point– the design of everyday things should be intuitive so that using them is easy. Sound fascinating? Give product design a try! But… What is […]

Addicted To Junk Food?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re bored and you know the kitchen is right in front of you. You aren’t even hungry, but feel like you’re in need of a boost. You try to ignore the feeling, making an effort to remember your 2018 resolutions. But, you start imagining the taste of that cookie […]

Binge Drinking and Teens

Most pre-teens are excited to become teenagers. You are told growing up that being a teenager is fun, as you will get more freedom. But with freedom comes responsibility and peer pressure from society. Many teenagers are so determined to have fun that they turn into someone they are not. Teenage binge drinking is an epidemic which […]

Degradation of Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are some the oldest, most complex ecosystems of plants and animals on Earth. At about 200-400 million years old, they span 231,660 square miles worldwide. Coral reefs are made up of a mostly calcareous skeleton formed by marine invertebrate organisms known as cnidarians. Corals are found in most oceans around the world but […]

One or Many? A History of Numbers – Part I

From school, we’ve always been taught that the square roots of a negative numbers do not exist, but then the concept of imaginary numbers blows our minds! How can we possibly have a square root of -9?! Does this number really exist? Where is it?! How can we see it?! To understand imaginary numbers, we […]

Regenerative Medicine and Organ Transplant

During the recent years, we have seen an expansion in the transplantation medical field, due to the aging of the baby boomer generation  (people born between 1946 and 1964). Unfortunately, the demand for tissues and organs has exceeded the number of donor organs. According to recent statistics, an estimated 500,000 patients in America benefit from a type […]