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Influence of Surface Area and Digestion Time on Buffering Capacity of Whey Protein Gels

Author: Charles Ding Peer Reviewer: Himanshi Verma Professional Reviewer: Yamile Mennah Govela Abstract Buffering capacity is the characteristic of foods to resist changes in pH during gastric digestion, and has been observed to affect the physicochemical breakdown of food by influencing the rate of gastric acid secretion, thus affecting the Read more…

Biomarker Development for Sudden Unexplained Death in Epileptic Patients: Roles of Respiration, Lactate, and Neuroinflammation

NHSJS Reports Thomas Barbera Peer Reviewer: Sanya Jain Professional Reviewer: Dr. Misty D. Smith Abstract Sudden Unexplained Death in Epileptic Patients (SUDEP) is one of the leading causes of epilepsy related deaths.The risk of SUDEP in children with Dravet syndrome is estimated to be 15-fold greater than other childhood-onset epilepsies Read more…

The Effect of Types of Organic Materials on the Production of Ethanol

Author: Allyson Wang Peer Reviewer: Tanya Singh Professional Reviewer: Levente Pap Abstract Currently, burning fossil fuels and their released greenhouse gases are contributing to global warming. Because fossil fuels are running out quickly, alternative energy sources such as biofuels are emerging because of their renewability and abundance. The purpose of Read more…

Synthesis of a Biodegradable Bioplastic Alternative to Polypropylene Utilizing a Blend of D-Mannose and Acemannan from Aloe vera

Authors: Brian Lu and Haripriya Dukkipati Peer Reviewer: Ashley Yoon Professional Reviewer: Sidra tul Muntaha Saint Francis High School  Abstract The vast majority of commercial plastic that a general consumer encounters on store shelves, uses on a daily basis, and casually tosses into garbage bins is petroleum-based [1]. However, these Read more…

A Feasibility Study for Q-Learning Applied to a Dynamic Ant-Foraging Model

Written by: Malika Shah Peer Reviewer: Akhila Gundavelli Professional Reviewer: David Witman, PhD. Abstract: Reinforcement learning algorithms, such as Q-Learning, have been shown in certain situations to mimic the behavior of biological systems.  One example is ant-foraging models, where the goal of each individual ant is to explore an environment Read more…

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