Gene Therapy for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

By Eshaan Soman Abstract Sensorineural hearing loss is a serious impairment that deprives more than 360 million people worldwide from one of their vital senses. Furthermore, more than 1.1 billion people are becoming increasingly susceptible to the condition as well (“Deafness and Hearing Loss”). Though common, this medical disability has no cure yet. However, gene therapy is an emerging treatment that is being developed to tackle the root causes of this morbidity. Introduction Humans interpret […]

Comprehensive Review of Exchange-Correlation Functional Methods

Ashwin Inala NCSSM Online North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Durham, North Carolina February 25, 2017 Abstract: Density functional theory is a computational technique of using elec- tron density, not wavefunction, to predict properties of molecular systems. Over the years, many scientists, such as Pierre Hohenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, and Walter Kohn, have contributed to the fast growth of density functional theory. To find the energy of system, scientists must approximate the exchange-correlation functional. The […]

Progression Towards A Universal Communication Technology

Introduction All throughout the history of mankind, there has been an eternal human desire to communicate.  This thirst for improvement did not discriminate; it manifested itself in every human civilization. No matter what artificial divisions were imposed on people, this force bound everyone together in the pursuit of a common goal. The purpose of this paper is to identify what communication technology is truly universal. This technology would then achieve this common goal of all […]

Revolutionary Developments in Nanotechnology for Human Biology

Abstract This project centers on critically structuring some of the conceptual categories that comprise and have the promise to, in fact, define modern advances in what nanotechnology can do to the corporeal subject. By orienting regenerative medicine and tissue and stem-cell engineering as a locus of creative energy and imaginative study and locating certain imaging mechanisms, nanoparticles, and nanodevices as vessels integral to the functioning of that biomedical engineering ideal, the particulars of research that […]

Phytoremediation: Utilizing Hyperaccumulator Plants to Extract Toxic Chemical Waste from Soil & Groundwater

By Luci C. Edenlord Soil and groundwater contaminants represent one of the most harmful pollutants in the world by destroying habitats, wrecking ecosystems, poisoning clean water and being a huge detriment to human and animal health. Imagine that by just planting a few simple seeds, the destruction would melt away without negatively affecting human and animal health and the environment. One field of sunflowers (Helianthus) has the capability to extract industrial contaminants such as lead […]