Sharks take a Bite out of Infection! An Antibacterial, Reusable Bandage for Post-Operative Patients

By Hannah Herbst My research is focused on the development of an antibacterial surface to combat post-operative infections. These infections occur in over 200 million patients around the world each year, including my dad, who inspired this project. At the time of my dad’s infection, I was studying the antibacterial properties of shark skin in the Florida Atlantic Biomechanics Lab. …

Using Three-Dimensional Modeling to Analyze the Vascular System and Radiation-Induced Lung damage

By Karen Copeland Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women. In addition, many patients with progressive lung cancer develop latent radiation-induced respiratory damage, even after they are declared cancer-free. The purpose of this investigation was to use three-dimensional modeling techniques using the java programming language to create an interactive environment through which researchers can …

Homeopathic Remedies for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s in C. elegans

By Raaga Pulya Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are both neurological diseases which specifically affect the central nervous system. Parkinson’s causes tremors in patients and Alzheimer causes memory loss. Parkinson’s is caused due the oxidative stress and the free radicals attack protein, lipids, and DNA. This causes lewy bodies which are clumping of the alpha-synuclein protein. These clumps destroy neurons and disrupt …