Engineering

Constructing Silver Nanoparticles

Each year, over two million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed, which is greater than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Therefore, prevention of skin cancer from the harmful effects of UV remains a priority area of research.

Platelet-Dependent Killing of C. albicans

There are around 150,000-400,000 platelets per microliter of blood in a healthy human being (Williams, n.d.), each which are around two microns in size (“Platelets on the Web,” n.d.). Platelets are blood cells which assist in the clotting of blood vessels, a process also known as hemostasis.

Earthworm Action Potentials

Pesticides have helped improve the standard of living for millions of people around the world however their use has been linked to numerous ecological problems such as damaging the nervous systems of non-target organisms including humans. The purpose of this experiment is to determine the effects various environmental factors can have on the nervous systems of earthworms.

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