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Health and Medicine

  

Curing Alzheimer’s: Use of microbubbles and ultrasound to increase blood brain barrier permeability for drug delivery Elizabeth Lee, Sam Covaia, and Katie Rodeghiero

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is estimated to affect over 6 million Americans. The disease is marked by the presence of plaques and tangles in the brain. While some trials have hoped to combat these plaques using antibodies, the semipermeable blood brain barrier (BBB) blocks their passage. In order to get antibodies across

Improving Nurse Education with VR Samantha Bae, Keoni Lanoza, Mitch Melby, Blake Khaleghi, Kenneth Cho

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

The challenge that our team sought to resolve is the fact that nurses and other medical practitioners often have to face heavy fees and hurdles in order to gain hands-on experience and education in the classroom through standardized patients. These paid actors can be expensive and limited, and as a result, we decided to develop

Mellow Fellows – An Interactive Pet Caretaking App Mark Griffin, Laila Hardisty, Parsa Hassani, Sadie Jones, and Alex Vallone

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Our project, Mellow Fellows, began with the goal of tackling the challenge of mental health issues. We concentrated specifically on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) because of the prevalence and severity of the illness in society today. By creating a relaxing, fun, and simple pet care video game, we hoped to use the positive effects of

Improving Mental Health with Safebubble VR Nathan Cuadros, Biola Fatusin, Madeleine Gradney, Stephanie Munday, Raymand Yan

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Our Grand Challenge attempts to tackle the topic of mental health with the use of virtual reality, or VR. There has been a lot of stigma surrounding mental health that resulted in people neglecting their mental wellness due to a lack of information and accessible treatment programs. We have researched aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy

COVID-19, University Opening Policies, and Political Influence Mallory Warhurst, Kamryn Bernstein, Nayeli Castro

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Universities across the United States closed down in the beginning of 2020 due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Universities adapted by developing ranging plans to continue educational instruction, varying between fully online instruction, opening schools completely, or a hybrid combination. It is critical to understand how these ranging policies impacted COVID-19 outcomes across the U.S.

Meal Good Feel Good: Meal Replacement Bar to Reduce Obesity Ben Janda, Natalia Miranda, Sharon Nguyen, & David Zhang

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

The goal of our project is to develop an affordable meal replacement bar to help mitigate the rising obesity rates, specifically in college students. Moreover, our proposed solution is a meal replacement bar that would provide an adult person with all of the necessary nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals) needed in a given

Development of an Artificial Implantable Nanoparticle Carrying-Defibrillator Device to Treat Forms of Heart Arrhythmia Sky Moraino, Danny Meisel, Jordan Silver, Ishaan Shah

May 11, 2021 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

While the majority of heart arrhythmias have been treated through implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) or orally through medication, many of these treatments have not provided fast-acting relief from an arrhythmia, and have led to malfunctions in sensing of ICD and damage to organs by Amiodarone. Our goal for our project takes a two-pronged approach, which

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