Fall 2009

Now You See It, Soon You Won’t: Technology of the Future

Now You See It, Soon You Won’t: Technology of the Future






Flight, super speed, x-ray vision, and invisibility: the abilities people once believed possible only through magic have become realities through centuries of research and development. First cars, then planes, then MRI scans, and now, invisibility cloaks make their way out of storybooks and into the scientific world. Early Invisibility Cloaks […]

 
 

Atomic Force Microscopy: Revolutionizing the Future of Nano-scale Imaging

Atomic Force Microscopy: Revolutionizing the Future of Nano-scale Imaging






In 1683, Anton von Leeuwenhoek improved the primordial microscope and made several observations of bacteria on teeth, worms in the nose, and the epidermis of human skin. Though many were skeptical of the existence of living creatures that are invisible to the naked eye, Leeuwenhoek, who later became known as […]

 
 

Esophageal Cancer and the ‘Asian Glow’

Esophageal Cancer and the ‘Asian Glow’






Upon consuming alcoholic beverages, hundreds of millions of people of East Asian ethnicity exhibit a facial flushing reaction that is more commonly referred to as the “Asian glow.” The majority of those who experience the glow, which is a result of an inherited deficiency of the enzyme ALDH2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase […]

 
 

Bisphenol A: Unfit for Consumption

Bisphenol A: Unfit for Consumption






Although the topic of body weight has always been present in the media, lately the subject of weight loss and gain has received substantial news coverage. The public has been subjected to overwhelming amounts of information ranging from body image issues such as anorexia and bulimia, to the health hazards […]

 
 

Invisible Disabilities: The Pathology of ADHD and Autism

Invisible Disabilities: The Pathology of ADHD and Autism






Autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both neurological disorders that have gained attention in recent years (1, 2). ADHD is much more prevalent in the United States than in Europe, which could be due to either differences in diagnostic procedures, or to genetic and environmental effects (3). The rate […]

 
 
 
 
 

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