Alex Alvarez, Jeremy Brassard, Maria Brown, and Dan Valerio
One of the many incurable and ultimately fatal diseases plaguing society today is ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Though the cause for ALS is unknown, in the United States alone 5,600 people are diagnosed each year, and 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects brain and spinal cord function. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that effectively destroys the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. These neurons are extremely important, as they aid in mobility by relaying muscle contractions from the brain to the muscles. After time, the excessive wear and tear of the disease leads to the death of the patient, usually when the neurons leading to the muscles of the diaphragm and lungs are affected and the patient can no longer breathe. Because these neurons cannot be reproduced by the body, there is a great possibility that the application of stem cells could heal damaged neurons or even prevent future damage pertaining to ALS.
Ricardo Belmontes, James Ham, Ricardo Paz, and Emily Scott-Solomon
HIV / AIDS affects over 33 million people worldwide, with the greatest number of victims located in developing countries. Conventional drugs only ease symptoms and do not cure the disease. A DNA vaccination that knocks down the CCR-5 gene could offer a solution to the disease.
Concetta Boschetto, Christina Ouellette, and John Qiao
Kristine DeSotto, Neil Favreau, Mari Freitas, and Maria Mendoza-Dominguez
AIDS is a pandemic that affects over 30 million people around the world. Many people, especially children, have a lack of knowledge of HIV/AIDS. The disease is predictable and therefore preventable.
Jessica DiToro, Cailin Folta, Ivan Ivanov, and Elisabeth Jeyaraj
With 1.8 million new cases of TB in India each year, resulting in nearly 1,000 deaths each day, Tuberculosis is a rapidly increasing epidemic in rural India. Though multiple treatment options exist, a lack of compliance has resulted in the continuous spread of the disease and drug resistance. Cultural barriers are the main hurdle that must be overcome in order to achieve proper medical compliance. Through collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Institute and the implementation of educational programs that have been designed around the native cultures, we plan to reinforce the importance of following a treatment regimen.
Gregory Dracoulis, Katherine King, and Carolynn Ohlson
The delivery of healthcare is inefficient largely due to problems with accessibility and continuity of care. These problems, however, can be resolved through the implementation of recent logistical innovations.
Morley DuPuy, Mikaela Gordon, and Jirom Yibrah
To outline a program focused on eradication of the Lassa virus through prevention with a concentration on education. The program will be presented for adoption to the HEART not-for-profit Organization, as well as Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Allison Hardy, Mary Hesler, Rachel O'Hara, and Juliana Wakeman
Our goal is to present the most promising nanoparticle research, as it pertains to the delivery of cytotoxic and antineoplastic drugs. In doing this we hope to raise the public awareness needed for companies to promote this treatment because anything that can be done to expedite the clinical trials is worth doing.
Suzanna Kelley, Caitlin Quinn, Rachel Winsten, and Yichao Xu
HPV types 16 and 18 are responsible for 69% of the cases of cervical cancer in Mozambique, Africa. In Zambezia, the most densely populated province in Mozambique, 60.7% of the people have difficulty affording health care. Therefore, we will put forth our efforts to combat the virus in
Kate Pellegriti-Millen, Jill Perreira, Joan Porambo, and Catherine Simoneau
HIV and HPV are two serious sexually transmitted diseases that affect lives across the globe and have lifelong effects. As technology advances and prevention possibilities expand, are the youth being informed to prevent future outbreaks?
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