Going Green to Prevent Breast Cancer: The Effect of Epigallocatechin Gallate on Tumor Growth in Planaria

By: Ellia Sweeney Many people struggle with breast cancer, and while there is no cure, there are several studies being done on everyday substances that are believed to contribute to preventing the growth of cancerous tumors. Yet currently, many studies remain inconclusive. New carcinogens are found every year, as are new substances believed to fight the carcinogens. Green tea is …

Design and Optimization of Portable, High Energy Quantum-Nuclear Reactor

By: Aakash Sunkari Nuclear reactors are a promising source of clean energy due to their high energy output and capacity. Operating on either principles of nuclear fission (“splitting the atom”) or nuclear fusion (“fusing the atom), nuclear reactors are currently the only alternative source of energy that can compete with fossil fuels in the long run – other clean sources …

Combating Malnutrition: The Effect of Eggs on the Development, Learning, and Memory of Drosophila melanogaster

By: Gwyneth MacDonough My project aimed to determine if malnutrition’s effects on development and cognition in Drosophila melanogaster could be reduced by consumption of eggs. I also attempted to find the optimal period for dietary intervention. To conduct my experiment, I reared seven groups of Drosophila on specific combinations of three different diets – malnourished, egg-enriched, and control. I then …