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Biological Sciences

Investigation of Everyday Locations for Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Investigation of Everyday Locations for Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Maggio et al. | Dec 12, 2019

In this study, the authors investigate whether antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found in everyday locations. To do this, they collected samples from multiple high-trafficked areas in Cambridge, MA and grew them in the presence and absence of antibiotics. Interestingly, they grew bacterial...

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Effect of the Herbal Formulation HF1 on the Expression of PD-L1 in PC3 cells

Effect of the Herbal Formulation HF1 on the Expression of PD-L1 in PC3 cells

Imani et al. | Nov 15, 2019

In this study, Imani et al. investigate whether a new proprietary herbal formulation, HF1, can inhibit expression of immune suppressor protein PD-L1. PD-L1 is a transmembrane protein that can be expressed by cancer cells to assist in their ability to avoid attacks from the immune system....

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Potential Multifunctional Agents for Dual Therapy of Age-Related and Associated Diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Potential Multifunctional Agents for Dual Therapy of Age-Related and Associated Diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Kumar et al. | Nov 13, 2019

Studies show an age-related link between Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with oxidative stress a characteristic of both. Here, methanolic fractionations and extracts of four Ayurvedic plants were assessed for their protective abilities using a number of in vitro assays. Extracts...

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Physical Sciences and Engineering

An Analysis of the Mathematical Accuracy of Perspective in Paintings

An Analysis of the Mathematical Accuracy of Perspective in Paintings

Grewal et al. | Dec 13, 2019

Here the authors investigate whether there are mathematical inaccuracies of perspective in artists' paintings that are undetectable with our naked eyes. Using the cross-ratio method, they find that there are three significant errors in various famous paintings which increase as the structures in...

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Fluorescein or Green Fluorescent Protein: Is it possible to create a sensor for dehydration?

Fluorescein or Green Fluorescent Protein: Is it possible to create a sensor for dehydration?

Joshi et al. | Dec 09, 2019

Currently there is no early dehydration detection system using temperature and pH as indicators. A sensor could alert the wearer and others of low hydration levels, which would normally be difficult to catch prior to more serious complications resulting from dehydration. In this study, a protein...

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The Effect of Varying Training on Neural Network Weights and Visualizations

The Effect of Varying Training on Neural Network Weights and Visualizations

Fountain et al. | Dec 04, 2019

Neural networks are used throughout modern society to solve many problems commonly thought of as impossible for computers. Fountain and Rasmus designed a convolutional neural network and ran it with varying levels of training to see if consistent, accurate, and precise changes or patterns could...

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Social Sciences

Anonymity reduces generosity in high school students

Anonymity reduces generosity in high school students

Vargas-Guerrero et al. | Nov 25, 2019

The disinterested willingness a person has for helping others is known as altruism. But is this willingness to help others dependent on external factors that make you more or less inclined to be generous? We hypothesized that generosity in adolescents would depend on external factors and that...

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The Effects of Knowledge, Lack of Knowledge, and Deception on Rate of Perceived Exertion and Performance During Workouts

The Effects of Knowledge, Lack of Knowledge, and Deception on Rate of Perceived Exertion and Performance During Workouts

Howard et al. | Oct 17, 2019

In this study, the authors examine how knowledge, lack of knowledge, and deception affect the rate of perceived exertion and actual performance of teenagers in sprint training. Their results suggest that fully informing athletes about workout duration yields the fastest and most consistent speeds.

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Comparing Consumer Personality and Brand Personality: Do Fashion Styles Speak of Who You Are?

Comparing Consumer Personality and Brand Personality: Do Fashion Styles Speak of Who You Are?

Stevenson et al. | Oct 02, 2019

This study investigated how fashion brand personalities are similar to people’s personalities and whether people may prefer a particular clothing brand based on their own personal traits. All together, Stevenson and Scott found that the Big Five Personality Factors are generally not related to...

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