Archer’s annual STEM Symposium is an opportunity for Los Angeles high school students who have completed independent or small group projects in STEM to present their findings. Students are invited to present their research in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

The Archer RISE Award honors exceptional young women for their innovative scientific research or engineering design projects that further existing knowledge or develop solutions to pressing scientific challenges. Finalists for the RISE Award are noted in throughout the online program and will be awarded at lunch on May 21.

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Saturday, May 21 • 9:15am - 10:30am
The development of a novel, natural treatment for memory loss in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a degenerative disease of the brain that causes dementia; a gradual loss of memory. The disease occurs as two abnormal protein fragments called Beta Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles accumulate in the brain. Pyrroloquinoline quinone, caffeine, Methylene Blue, Withania somnifera, circumun, and grape seed extract will be combined into one product to test the mixture’s effects on AD in drosophila melanogaster (drosophila). The substances have been studied separately and have been suggested to help prevent Beta Amyloid plaques and/or neurofibrillary tangles from forming. The prediction can be made that there will be a greater result from the mixture of the combined substances because the performance will be stronger. The treated flies’ memory will be tested 24 hours after the treatment, 48 hours after the treatment, and a week after the treatment. Around 5.5 million people in the United States alone have this life-threatening disease of the brain, which increases the importance of this research.


Avery Bush

The Archer School for Girls
The Archer School for Girls; Grade 11

Saturday May 21, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Dining Hall

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