Role of Telomeres in Aging

HoJun Kweon* and HyoJu Kweon Daegu International School, 101-dong 2201-ho, 10, Palgong-ro 53-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea Jinkyoung (May) Lee Yongsan International School of Seoul, San 10-213, Hannam 2 dong, Yongsan-ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea Abstract At the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes are telomeres, which play a central role in the protection of genetic data and the enabling of cell division. Telomeres modify the cellular response to growth and stress based on various hereditary […]

A Consumer Ultrasound for Autonomous Heart Attack Detection

A Consumer Ultrasound for Autonomous Heart Attack Detection Pradyuman Mittal Tara Nash Patrick Murphy Stanford University  Abstract Every year, half of the 610,000 heart attack deaths in the United States are due to a lack of prompt medical attention. Currently, most technologies fail to fix the problem, as they simply take too long to be able to detect a heart attack in time. Either the biomarkers they track spike in delayed reactions or the device is not capable […]

Unraveling Alzheimer's: The Effects of Tau on AB Protein Aggregation

Abstract Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the formation of extracellular amyloid-beta (abeta or AB) plaques and intracellular tau plaques. This experiment explores whether the presence of normal tau-441 protein augments AB-42 aggregation. The concentration at which each protein self-aggregated was identified by creating aggregation curves. A control and experimental aliquot of AB/buffer and AB/tau respectively were then scanned at regular intervals to determine the rate amount of aggregation in each. The conclusion is […]