Vitamin A

Our bodies need a variety of vitamins and minerals to work properly and keep us healthy. One of those vitamins is Vitamin A, also known as Retinol. It is an important vitamin that is not often talked about. WHAT IS VITAMIN A? Vitamin A is considered to be a fat…

Journal, Volume 1, August 2017 (Kidney Health)

Fresh off the press! Volume 1 of the Scrutinizer Journal is on Kidney and Urinary Health. Click Here to View the Journal as a PDF The urinary system maintains the balance of chemicals and water in the body. Kidneys filter 120-150 quarts of blood to produce about 1-2…

BCAA - All you need to know

Meenakshi Noll, Ph.D. What are BCAAs Amino acids are building blocks of protein. There are 22 amino acids that are required in the body to carry out various funcions especially protein synthesis. Among all amino acids, 9 are called essential amino acids as they are not produced in the…

A Day in the Life of a Geneticist

This tutorial deals with what a Geneticist does? Dr. Noll explains what her usual day looked like in her Genetics laboratory, some of her studies she performed, and pros and cons of this profession. View Teaching Session https://nepris.com/sessions/session/detail/51330…

Food Revolution: Nomadic Diet Vs Today and GMOs

The tutorial covers history of agriculture from early stone age to date; Can we recreate Paleo diet today? What are GMOs and how are they created, are they safe? As Usual I teach Critical Thinking Skills to the students, and they use the facts presented to come to a conclusion…

12th Grade Biomedical Science Independent Research Projects

75 Students designed independent research projects that covered a wide range of topics ranging from genetic engineering with bacteria to human physiology. This session covers experimental design, literature search, how to decide which articles can be trusted, statistical analysis. Listened to the students’ experimental designs and offered suggestions on Controls…

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

By Dr. Anna Simon Introduction Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is important for metabolism, converting carbohydrates and amino acids to useable energy for the body, and as an antioxidant protecting against tissue damage from free radicals. The earliest recorded isolation of riboflavin was in 1879 by A.W. Blyth, who extracted…

The Field of Epidemiology and the Importance of Infection Control

The students will just be staring off their journey into exploring medical careers and learning anatomy along with medical terminology and disease process.  We begin with a lesson called Safety wich includes good hand washing and the importance of hand washing in all areas of medicine.  I am an RN…

Facts about Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, and Health Consequences

By Dr. Neerja L. Bisht, MD Fats are essentially a form of lipids, which is a generic term given to compounds mainly found in tissues of plants and animals. Fats are the primary energy depots used for long-term energy requirements during periods of extensive exercise or during periods of…