Non-NGSS Articles, Physical Science, W 2: Digital Info (HS), W 3: Digital vs Analog (MS), W 3: Modeling Electromagnetic Radiation (HS), W 5: Devices (HS), Waves & Electromagnetic Radiation

Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields From Wi-Fi

 Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields From Wi-Fi in Australian Schools SUMMARY: People are often worried about children being exposed to WiFi radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in the classroom, especially when many children are simultaneously downloading or uploading something on their laptops. This study went to 23 different schools in Australia and measured the strength of the… Continue reading Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields From Wi-Fi

Life Science, Natural Selection & Evolution, Non-NGSS Articles, NSE 1: Evolution Evidence (HS), NSE 2: Evolution Factors (HS), NSE 5: Population Flux (HS)

Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Rodent Colonies

Inbred or Outbred? Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Rodent Colonies SUMMARY: This study looked at genetic diversity in lab gerbils. Due to the fact that labs are small, animal groups tend to become less diverse overtime; however, the overall diversity of the gerbils can be determined if you outbreed them. The significance of inbred or outbred… Continue reading Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Rodent Colonies

Life Science, M&E 3: Cellular Respiration (HS), Non-NGSS Articles, S&F 1: Cells (MS), S&F 2: Cell Function (MS), Structure and Function

Mitochondrial respiration during sepsis

Variability of mitochondrial respiration in relation to sepsis-induced multiple organ dysfunction SUMMARY: This is an article review on how oxygen is used by the mitochondrion during sepsis. The role of mitochondria play during sepsis is still inconsistent, despite the various studies that have been done. There are three hypotheses for mitochondrial dysfunction. 1. Mitochondria are… Continue reading Mitochondrial respiration during sepsis

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Effects of Supplementation on Blood Fatigue Factors

Effects of Supplementation with BCAA and L-glutamine on Blood Fatigue Factors and Cytokines in Juvenile Athletes Submitted to Maximal Intensity Rowing Performance SUMMARY: This article looked at the amount of lactate, phosphorus, ammonia, and creatine kinase in blood after an intense workout, as well as the amount of blood cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, IL-15). Five subjects… Continue reading Effects of Supplementation on Blood Fatigue Factors

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Gut Microbiota Features in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gut Microbiota Features in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder SUMMARY: This study sequenced bacteria flora from the fecal samples of children with autism versus healthy controls. Results showed that there was a lower amount of Bifidobacteria species and higher levels of Lactobacillus species in the autistic children. There were higher amounts of short chain… Continue reading Gut Microbiota Features in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Anti-Candida albicans IgG Antibodies in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Anti-Candida albicans IgG Antibodies in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders SUMMARY: This study found that antibodies against Candida yeast were higher in children with autism compared to typical children (control). While this study looked at antibody levels and not the actual yeast population itself, it is still interesting to note that in the Comparing GI… Continue reading Anti-Candida albicans IgG Antibodies in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders