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Identification of Reliable Predictor of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax Recurrence Risk

Biology
About the Scholar: Ruibing Xu grew up in China and attended Shenzhen Foreign Languages School in Shenzhen, China. The Research: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), the accumulation of gas in the pleural cavity without underlying lung disease, is a common problem. Women and people who are taller and thinner have the highest risk of recurrence. Ruibing’s […]

The Relationship Between Gut Microbiome, Hormones, and Acne Vulgaris Disease Presentation

Biology
About the Scholar: Hui Lan grew up in China and attended the International School of Beijing in Beijing, China The Research: Acne is not only a skin disease but also a social liability that can lead adolescents to social withdrawal and thoughts of suicide. Expensive and possibly ineffective topical or medical treatments can be a […]
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Reducing Oncogenic Behavior of MLL Fusion Proteins by Inhibiting Combinations of Genes Necessary for Leukemia Proliferation

Biology
About the Scholar: Shreya Kashap is from the United States, where she attends Monta Vista High School. The Research: Mixed lineage leukemia is an acute blood cancer that forms when two chromosome pieces combine to form a mutated gene. With its rapid effects and poor prognosis, MLL is difficult to treat using existing chemotherapy drugs. […]

How do perturbation-based interventions help reactive balance control in stroke survivors?

Biology
About the Scholar: Abigail Romero grew up in the United States and attends Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School in Copiague, New York. The Research: Countless stroke survivors worldwide suffer from balance problems as they try to resume their normal activities. This paper looks not only at which therapies are most helpful to regaining balance […]
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Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): the “Liking” Reaction and Behavioral Implications

Biology
About the Scholar: Liuxi Sun grew up in the United States and currently attends Phillips Exeter Academy. The Research: For decades, Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) has been described as the genetic basis for numerous disorders that are described as both impulsive and compulsive, including alcoholism, drug abuse and attention deficit disorder. However little research has […]