• Functional Network Connectivity: Possible Biomarker for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
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    Frank Wang, Jordan Zhu, Annette E. Richard, Renee R. Lajiness-O’Neill, Susan M. Bowyer
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    23 February 2015 6:29 PM |

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder and is difficult to diagnose in young children. Here magnetoencephalography was used to compare the brain activity in patients with ASD to patients in a control group. The results show that patients with ASD have a high level of activity in different areas of the brain than those in the control group.

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  • Comparing the Voltage Output of Water in Drop and Flow Form Using a Piezoelectric Sensor and Hydroelectric Turbine
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    Emma Morrison and Antoinette Decker
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    22 February 2015 6:29 PM |

    This study compares the voltage output of two potential alternative energy sources: water drops hitting a piezoelectric surface and water flowing through a hydroelectric turbine. The findings of this study suggest that harnessing kinetic energy from falling raindrops may be a viable alternative energy source.

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  • Identification of a Free Radical Scavenger as an Additive for Lung Transplant Preservation Solution to Inhibit Coagulative Necrosis and Extend Organ Preservation
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    Durga Ganesh, Amanda Alonzo
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    12 February 2015 9:48 AM |

    During transfer of organs from a donor to a patient, the organs deteriorate in part due to damage by free radicals. Application of antioxidant solutions could extend organ preservation times. The authors found that vitamin E and butylated hydroxytoluene seemed to be most effective in arresting cell damage of a bovine lung.

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  • Does Music Directly Affect a Person’s Heart Rate?
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    David Sills, Amber Todd
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    04 February 2015 12:25 PM |

    People react to music by moving and dancing. This study examined if different types of music were correlated with higher heart rates and if this was at all affected by music preferences

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