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Effect of ultraviolet LED radiation on vitamin D production in human skin: A novel device for vitamin D synthesis

Abstract Vitamin D deficiency, a condition that can lead to debilitating diseases including osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia affects over a billion people worldwide.  Vitamin D D3 (cholecalciferol) is a compound produced naturally in human skin upon exposure to the sun.  In particular it has been identified that Ultra Violet (UV) rays present in solar radiation contribute to the synthesis of Vitamin D in the skin.  This work explores the potential use of a novel UV […]

The Effects of Bisphenol- A on Lymnaea stagnalis

Abstract Bisphenol-A (BPA), used in the production of polycarbonates and resins, which are used in many common household items, is a ubiquitous endocrine disruptor, and can be found in the urine of 93% of the U.S. population. Many effects have been found on this chemical, including adipogenesis. However, these studies, mostly done on rodents, have had varied results. Establishing the effects of this chemical is still something that has yet to be done. Background- Previous […]

The Fight Against Cancer

Message from the Editor: This article is undergoing final rounds of review. We would like to know your suggestions for the paper -- on research, writing, etc. We are including one of our reviewer's comments along with this paper. Share your suggestions in our new Forum. All of us, one time or another in our lives will be affected by cancer. Approximately 39% of us will get cancer at some time in our lives, and […]

Wind Turbine Design for Optimum Energy Output

Abstract Alternatives to traditional fossil fuel sources of energy are highly sought after. One alternative is wind energy, even though wind turbine output can be difficult to predict because of variability in wind gusts. Optimal wind turbine design parameters have not been definitively established. In this work the effect of blade number and blade mass on efficiency of a wind turbine was investigated. A simple horizontal-axis turbine was fashioned using a VCR tape motor to […]