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The Role of FYN Inhibition and Knockdown in Determining Podocyte Cell Size and Actin Cytoskeleton

Daleep Grewal Roslyn High School Round Hill Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 Peer Reviewer: Himanshi Verma Pro Reviewer: Dr. Madhav C Menon Abstract Chronic kidney disease prevalence in the United States is expected to rise substantially, indicating that kidney transplantation is sub-par and that it is necessary to find biomarkers Read more…

Implementation of a fluorescent image background removal algorithm adopted from optical spectrum baseline retrieval with iterative average

Alex Y. Chen Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD 21754, USA Peer Reviewer: Maren Sophie Sautter Professional Reviewer: Emma Regentova      Abstract: Fluorescent microscopy imaging is a powerful tool used to visualize intracellular spatial distribution. A fluorescent image inevitably carries fluorescent background which comes from multiple sources, so an effective background removing Read more…

An Examination of the Effectiveness of Honey as an Antimicrobial Agent against S. pyogenes and C. perfringens under Anaerobic Conditions

Rose Evard* * Corresponding author at Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA 01730 Peer Reviewer: Akhila Gundavelli Professional Reviewer: Kimberly Gonzalez Abstract          Since their discovery, antibiotics have been a major factor in modern medicine; however, they are overused, leading to a growing list of antibiotic resistant bacteria [1].  An alternative Read more…

At what rate will algae reproduce in a micro-gravitational setting versus on Earth?

AUTHORS: Morgan Giraud, Tara Thomas, Alana Roberts, Lulabel Seitz, Liza Strong, Miranna Lindberg, Gary Ellwood, Kim Garcia Arechiga, Lily Mitchell, Romeo Marroquin Ajcac, Alondra Arango-Soriano, Citlalle Calderon, Violet Wilson, Victor Brazil, Linda Righetti Judah. Peer Reviewer: Akhila Gundavelli Professional Reviewers: Dr. Frances Wilkerson SFSU and Dr. Carol Vines UCD ABSTRACT Read more…

A novel micropipette approach to studying the mechanical forces and their effects on Zebrafish embryo development

Tom Liu, Michael Deng Marian High School, 273 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702 Peer Reviewer: Himanshi Verma A novel micropipette approach to studying the mechanical forces nd their effects on Zebrafish embryo development Tom Liu, Michael Deng Marian High School, 273 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702 Abstract Embryos undergo special morphogenesis, forming Read more…

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