Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Roughly 190,000 Americans are diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome each year with a mortality rate between 47,500 and 76,000 people per year. ARDS is a very serious medical condition that allows fluids from the blood and interstitial spaces to cross the alveolar membrane as opposed to gas exchange occurring. …

Instances when Oxytocin has the Highest Release in the Female body and its Involvement in the Stages of Birth/Lactation

My STEAM project is on the hormone oxytocin. My objective is to relate the hormone to its involvement in the stages of birth and lactation through contractions, along with its strong release during sexual arousal. For my visual, I created a poster displaying how the hormone is produced in the …

EMPHYSEMA

My project is covering emphysema, a respiratory condition. Emphysema is a type of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD), which causes the pulmonary capillaries to get irreversibly damaged. This disease is a pathological condition. This disease is a result of people with a history of smoking. There are two types …

Klatskin Tumor

Our liver is one of the largest organs in our body.  The liver plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body.  Blood flows from the digestive organs through the portal vein to the liver carrying nutrients, waste, and toxic substances.  Once they reach the liver, they are …