Health and Society

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected mental health for college students?

High suicide rates and reports of poor mental health have been prevalent issues for many years. The Covid-19 pandemic made these issues increase at an alarming rate.

Let’s Talk About Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a painful hinderance to young athletes. It is important that parents know how to best prevent them.

Hunting for Changes in Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) in a Mine-Impacted Stream

The intent of this research is to shed new light on a historic topic by analyzing how the quality and quantity of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) changes along the Lone Elm Stream. Dissolved organic carbon is an important nutrient source for aquatic organisms.

Challenging Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Exploring Perspectives of Latino Migrant Adolescents in U.S. Agriculture

The foundational motivations of physiological and safety needs remain pertinent to the Latino farmworker adolescent population. We suggest a revision of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to account for cultural differences and family upbringings that can be inclusive of ethnic minority adolescents.

Relationships among Degradation-Related Biomarkers released by Subchondral bone from Osteoarthritic Knees

This study was designed to characterize non-linear relationships among degradation-related biomarkers produced by subchondral bone recovered from patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Beef Cattle Fertility

The objective of this study was to determine factors of sperm structure that influence fertility within bulls. We hypothesized that as the mitochondrial sheath on the tail lengthens, the increased energy production of the sperm cell would impact bull fertility. In the results of this study, we found a positive correlation between the mitochondrial sheath length and the fertility rates of bulls, indicating that mitochondrial sheath structure influences fertility.

Antibiotic Use in the Agricultural Industry and the Rise in Resistant Strains

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has become a controversial issue over the years, ultimately leading to regulations on their use in the agricultural industry. Improper management of antibiotic utilization can result in the development of resistant strains. Furthermore, in the present day, there has been a transfer of these resistant strains to not only animals, but…

A Plan for Plastics

Consumption of plastic and efforts to reduce plastic waste have been a popular topic of the past year. When a video showcasing plastic straw litter went viral, many businesses, such as restaurants and dining chains, stopped providing plastic straws unless by request. Struck by the amount of plastic in the ocean, many took a pause…

Science of Environmental Effects of Nuclear War

The only atomic bombs to ever be used outside of testing were those used by the United States in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the Second World War. These blasts exploded with the force of about 15 kilotons and 21 kilotons of TNT respectively (World Nuclear Association, 2016). The total nuclear arsenal in the world…

Breakthrough Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture

A recent article published by the Washington Post articulates that new gene-editing practices in farm animals may be one of the largest research breakthroughs, though society may not be prepared for such a change (Johnson, 2018). Biotechnology, the genetic manipulation of living organisms, has made progress in the animal agricultural industry, but so has the…