Angela Liu

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Angela Liu is currently a senior at Northwood High. She is passionate about current medicinal breakthroughs; specifically, Angela is interested in degenerative diseases and neuroscience. In her free time, Angela can often be found baking, playing the piano, or watching unhealthy amounts of Netflix.

Angela has written 10 post(s)

The leading cause of death worldwide is not smoking, car crashes, or diabetes. It’s atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries, making it difficult for oxygen-rich blood to reach the heart. Once the plaque ruptures, a clot forms and blocks the blood flow to a patient’s heart and causes heart … Read More

Bacteria have been used for thousands of years in helping prepare fermented foods such as cheese, wine, and yogurt. What may not be well known is that researchers have discovered bacteria can also help diagnose cancer. Researchers from MIT and UCSD have programmed probiotics, a type of beneficial bacteria found in yogurt, to become bioluminescent. Bioluminescence, the emitting of light through … Read More

While red meat is commonly lauded as a healthy and nutrient-dense choice, beware! A high iron diet may actually cause you to reach for more snacks later. Iron is a mineral naturally found in many foods. Researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Center have discovered that consuming a diet with high amounts of iron, such … Read More

Some people just seem to radiate confidence. They can walk into a room and own it; everyone seems to want to be them. How do they do it, you ask? Well, we may have to go back a couple of years–in fact, we may have to go back to when these confident people were five. Yep, that’s … Read More

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have created a blood test that can pinpoint every single virus you’ve ever had. This new technology, dubbed VirScan, can detect over 1,000 strains of 206 viruses that are affecting or have affected you. The best part? The test only costs $25. This new method streamlines the original … Read More

Imagine a 15-year-old who looks like a 50-year-old. Instead of healthy locks of hair tumbling down, his face is framed with thin, wispy gray hairs. Instead of a smooth and youthful face, his face is plagued with wrinkles. And instead of growing healthy and strong, his height is stunted. Werner syndrome, a disorder that speeds … Read More

The next time you find yourself reaching for that midnight snack even when you’re not hungry, don’t blame your lack of willpower! Blame your brain. When a lack of a hormone—glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1)–was found in a group of mice, researchers discovered that the mice ate more and chose to eat food heavy in fat. Vincent … Read More

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that when babies are exposed to an unfamiliar object, they derive more information by forming connections between the new object and a similar or familiar object. When something surprises a child, the child is able to gather more information about the object by consolidating information he or she … Read More

Many of the objects in your household can be repurposed. Creative homemakers turn picture frames into serving trays or bulletin boards into jewelry organizers. Repurposing is a facet that society and the medicinal community share–medicinal drugs are often repurposed as well. The most recent discovery? Atypical antiepileptic levetiracetam has been found to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s … Read More

It’s one of the scariest moments of one’s life. The heart stops beating. The patient stops breathing. The doctors, in a flurry of indecipherable moments, start administering CPR. The terrified, grief-stricken family is rushed out behind a curtain, to— Wait. But are they really? A recent study, conducted at the University of Michigan, has shown … Read More

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