On the Development of Q. alba as an Oral Care Product: A Comparison with T. chebula by TLC

Tejas Thvar Mountain View High School, Mountain View, CA Abstract Natural remedies for oral care have been used since ancient times.  The fruit of Terminalia Chebula (T. chebula), a tropical deciduous tree, has been widely used in oral care in tropical countries. In more recent studies the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of T. chebula have been adequately demonstrated. T. chebula, however, grows only in specific locations in South Asia and not easily available in other […]

Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Acute Inflammation in Mouse Lung

Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Acute Inflammation in Mouse Lung Robert Xiaxuan Lao Mentor: Professor Hartmut Grasemann, MD 1.0 Abstract 1.1 Rationale Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) from gram-negative bacteria have the ability to induce immune responses in humans. The presence of cells, such as macrophages and neutrophils, as well as production of nitric oxide (NO) is increased in such circumstances. We studied the effects that LPS has on pulmonary function in mice, to serve as a basis for future implementations of […]

Report: Stem Cell Research - Science and Policy

Stem Cell Research: Science and Policy Peter A. Kessler 9th Grade, the Lovett School, Atlanta, GA   Abstract Stem cell research represents one of the most polarized biomedical controversies of our time. There are many types of stem cells, but the one with the most potential is the embryonic stem (ES) cell. Such cells are derived from human embryos, and are undifferentiated, unlike other specialized cells in the human body. ES are pluripotent, as they […]

Technology Inspired by Nature: A New Method to Preserve and Protect the Earth

Technology Inspired by Nature: A New Method to Preserve and Protect the Earth by Jueun Yi Orange County School of the Arts   There it was: a used glass pane from a window, 110 pieces of solar cells, and solders. My mission this summer was to build a 43.25” by 73.75” solar panel for Mr. Danielson. The basic instruction appeared simple enough since my two main tasks for this project was to solder and to […]