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Layman’s terms MLYCD is an enzyme that breaks down fatty acids in our body. Lack of MLYCD can lead to delayed development, seizures, low blood sugar, heart conditions, etc. A young patient had known problems with this enzyme at the DNA level, but additional analysis was needed at the protein level to definitively prove it was deficient.… Read More
UPDATE: Zach has been accepted to the University of Minnesota Medical School and will begin his studies in Fall 2017.
About Zach A Golden Bear baseball player, Zach shared his time at Concordia on the field and in the lab. He learned about the patience and perseverance needed for a career in science – he spent a month troubleshooting bad results of his research, later finding the one step he was doing wrong.… Read More
Layman’s terms The mitochondrial biobank at Mayo Clinic collects blood and tissue samples from patients with mitochondrial diseases for research and development of treatments. Christina proved there was an enrollment gap in patients with hearing or vision problems (common with these diseases), wrote and directed interactive consent form videos, and began the process of creating an app that will allow disabled patients to autonomously enroll.… Read More
Layman’s terms The research is attempting to allow cells to grow on a 3-dimensional silica material (glass). In order for the cells to grow, however, researchers need to find ways to make the surface of the silica allow for cell attachment – cells can’t just grow on glass.… Read More