Pros and Cons of Early Parasitic Exposure: Toxoplasma Gondii Edition

(Apologies if this uploads and its blurry 🙁 ) This is Pingpong. Pingpong was lucky enough to be exposed to the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii at a young age. It is a parasite meant to infect mice and turn off their instinctual reaction of fear when sensing cats, but has been …

Effect of Sleep Deprivation/Recovery on Adenosine Receptor Density

The pineal gland is the section of the brain responsible for melatonin synthesis and secretion. The pineal gland regulates our sleep-wake cycle with the help of a lot of different hormones and receptors, one being adenosine, which mediate sleep-wake regulation by controlling an individual’s urge to sleep. Adenosine is also …