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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…

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…

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