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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…

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…

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…

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