Labeling High-ranking ADHD Genes for Future Diagnosis and Treatment

Yukta Kulkarni ’22 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder prevalent in both children and adults with symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. The identification of certain genes associated with ADHD can improve both the understanding of the neural mechanisms that transpire and the ability to accurately diagnose and treat people with ADHD. By researching and integrating data from various research publications, … Continue reading Labeling High-ranking ADHD Genes for Future Diagnosis and Treatment

The Perceived Need, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Individuals with Eating Disorders in College Students

Stephanie Budhan ‘20 An eating disorder (ED) is a condition characterized by abnormal eating behaviors and a negative attitude towards food. Eating disorders are one of the deadliest types of mental illness yet remain under-treated within the population. Only one-third of individuals suffering from an ED have received treatment. Under-treatment of an ED is likely due to misconceptions about them. For example, it is generally … Continue reading The Perceived Need, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Individuals with Eating Disorders in College Students

Telomere Length Considerations Can Be Used for Hospital Patient Treatments

By Fatin Chowdhury ‘19 Telomeres are regions of repeated nucleotide sequences at the ends of chromosomes; while they are valuable for protecting chromosomal ends from deterioration or fusion with the ends of neighboring chromosomes, their roles among medical treatments have been mainly unknown. A recent study led by Dr. Jonathan K. Alder of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine analyzed telomere length value and aimed … Continue reading Telomere Length Considerations Can Be Used for Hospital Patient Treatments