• Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Growth Numbers are Unchanged in the Presence of Yogurt
    Tina Phan, Pooja Patel, Stephanie Wallace, Lauren O’Keefe, Veronica Arseneault, Liam Gilligan, Riley Panneton, Kathleen Mungai, Katelyn St. Louis, Yaa Konama Pokuaa, Kimberly A. Gonzalez*

    29 December 2016 4:28 PM |

    Disruptions to the microbiome, specifically the imbalance in the two major phyla, the Firmicutes and the Bacteroidetes, have been linked to the development of obesity. This study explored whether or not Fage plain total 0% Greek yogurt, which contains live and active bacterial cultures belonging to the Firmicute phylum, could decrease the numbers of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, an organism found in the human gut that belongs to the Bacteroidetes phylum.

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  • Investigating Teen Audism: The Development and Use of a Survey Scale to Measure Misconceptions of the Deaf Community in a Hearing High School
    Cheyne Francis and Jason Scott
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    28 December 2016 8:18 PM |

    The authors explore hearing students' misconceptions about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) community. Results indicate that some misconceptions are more common than others, and that personal experience with individuals in the Deaf and HoH community reduces the frequency of such misconceptions.

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