Lactose Assay using Spectrophotometry to detect and analyze Competitive Inhibition from ONPG

By: Melissa Manetsch and Maggie Shutts Abstract: The purpose of this research is to determine if it is possible to develop a qualitative assay to assess whether a sample containing an unknown concentration of lactose is below or above the threshold of an individual’s tolerance. Our research would then be able to determine if it is valid to create an assay in which quantifying the effects of varying concentrations of lactose on ONPG due to […]

The Role Of Neural Connections In Physical Behaviors Associated With Dance

By Ritika Miryala ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the relevance of neural circuits in regulating physical behaviors. The human brain is an intricate network that constantly forms new neural connections which encode various physical behaviors. The more frequently a physical behavior is performed, the stronger its corresponding neural connection becomes. As a result, the operational definition of neural connection was applied to hypothesize that individuals with more experience in a physical […]

A Simulation of the Transitory Light Curve of Theoretical Geometric Extraterrestrial Megastructures

Henry Manelski Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, Rumson, New Jersey Mentor: Mrs. Foster/Mr. Pennetti   Abstract One of the first and most profound questions humanity has ever collectively asked is: Are we alone? While there are many ways scientists have approached answering this question, this method involves determining the geometry of an object, and in turn whether it is naturally occurring or not, solely based on the slope of the light curve during transit. […]

An Evaluation of Anti-Depressants Versus Non-Medication Therapies on the Treatment of Depressive Disorders

By Divya Manikandan Ever since the late 1900’s and straight into the 21st century, we have witnessed an increased marketing and usage of anti-depressants by the general population , with SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) such a Prozac, becoming household names. However, while these drugs may have their positives, their negative patho-physiological side effects remain largely undermined. This article aims to create an in depth analysis of the biological impact of various Anti-Depressant drugs in […]