Life Sciences

The Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training versus Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training on Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Sedentary Adults

The purpose of the investigation was to compare the effects of 8 weeks of low-volume high-intensity interval training (HIIT) versus the effects of high-volume moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) on maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) in sedentary adults. We hypothesized that increases in VO2max after both interventions would not significantly differ between groups. 24 participants (27.1 ± 8.4 yr, VO2max = 27.7 ± 6.7 ml*kg-1*min-1) completed 4 wk (3 sessions/wk) of MICT (30 min, 70-75% HRmax).


A Study of Genes Expressed in Immunoglobulin M B Cells

Honors Project Abstract: Bony fish are the most primitive vertebrates to possess an adaptive immune system. The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is one example of these bony fish, which means they have an immune system similar to that of a human (composed of both an innate and an adaptive immune system). As such, zebrafish are an excellent model for studying the evolution of the adaptive immune system. The immune system is composed of many different types of cells; one of these populations is known as B cells. B cells can further be classified into developing, mature, plasma, or memory B cells.


An Anatomical and Physiological Study on the Effects of Whiplash

Abstract:  Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome, also known
as Whiplash, is a very common cervical spine injury that has annual
costs in the United States higher than all cancer and cardiovascular
treatments combined. Older research used traditional nMRI imaging
techniques to diagnose structural damage occurred from Whiplash.
Newer research that uses newer imaging techniques, fMRI and PET
scans, have indicated that even low grade whiplash injuries can have
more severe and longer lasting effects on neurodegeneragtion than


Using Data Rich Problem Tasks to Promote Understanding of Causal Relationships in Ecosystems

In this study, a design-based research approach was used in the creation of data-rich problem (DRP) tasks intended to support students constructing knowledge about food webs and ecosystem dynamics, specifically the effects from a loss of species. This iterative process of DRP task creation included qualitative results from two rounds of interviews. The interview results informed the creation of a set of DRP tasks that were implemented in two 7th grade science classrooms.



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