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Increasing Equity and Decreasing Costs for Medicare Access and Treatment
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a bill that established Medicare. Since then, the medical needs and structure of our society have changed in many ways. But does our current medical care and payment ...
US Healthcare Reform in a Green New Deal World
National health insurance has been a topic of discussion in the United States for over a century, yet even in 2020, this is a widely controversial and argued topic. There are disagreements about who should provide healthcare, ...
Adderall and Academia: How Amphetamine binds in the Human Norepinephrine Transporter Protein
Recently, there has been a drastic increase in the use of prescription stimulants by healthy individuals in academia – specifically with undergraduate college students. We wanted to answer why this was phenomenon was ...
Compare and contrast mode of action of penicillin and vancomycin: Why penicillin is still an effective antibiotic today
Penicillin is a group of antibiotics that contains β-lactam, which prevents peptidoglycan crosslinking and indirectly bursts bacterial cell walls. It is widely used today against many infections caused by staphylococci and ...
Discussion Facilitation Techniques for Honors Peer Educators
(European Honors Council (EHC), 2017-04-28)
In the Virginia Tech Honors College, honors peer educators are students who apply to be the sole instructors for discussion-based classes, such as first-year seminars and reading seminars, for academic credit (Smith, 2016). ...
Analyzing the Presence of Unmet Need and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults
This paper works to examine and determine a relationship or association between unmet need from disability and depressive symptoms in older adults. The older adult population is extremely vulnerable to deteriorating quality ...
AT-121 as a Potential Opioid Replacement
The mu opioid Receptor (μ-Receptor) is the neural structure involved in interpreting pain signals. An opioid acts as an agonist that provides pain relief by binding to a large number of these receptors and preventing pain ...
The Effect of Reading Workshops on Ability to Identify Pseudoscience
Pseudoscience, or scientific research presented with manipulated data or conducted with flawed methods, has measurable and potentially dangerous impacts on society. With increasing media focus on pseudoscientific data, ...
Comparison of Energy Efficiency, Eco-Friendliness, Cost, and Convenience of Phase-Change and Biosolar Materials in Solar Panels
Solar energy is a clean, renewable energy source that is a good alternative to nonrenewable energy sources. Currently, the two major materials utilized in solar panels are phase change materials (PCMs) and biosolar materials. ...
Presidential Global Scholars Program
(Virginia Tech, 2017)
Presidential Global Scholars Program credit fulfillment for a self-directed diploma