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Chandana Akasapu

North Hills Preparatory HSClass of 2022Irving, Texas


Hi, I'm Chandana! I'm currently a high school senior at Uplift North Hills Preparatory in Dallas, Texas. Some of my favorite hobbies are reading poetry and robotics! My favorite subjects in school are math, literature, and biology! I'm honored to have the opportunity to share my research with all of you! My current project is about neuroscience, specifically Multiple Sclerosis treatment. I would love the chance to showcase my research to you on Saturday, September 18th; if you are interested, please register for my presentation using the link above. Thank you!


  • "Pharmacological and Physiological Treatment and their Effects on Axon Demyelination of Multiple Sclerosis" with mentor Briaunna (Sept. 2, 2021)

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Pharmacological and Physiological Treatment and their Effects on Axon Demyelination of Multiple Sclerosis

Started June 9, 2021

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This review paper will discuss the effects of pharmacological and physiological treatments on the cellular mechanisms responsible for Multiple Sclerosis. Notably, the demyelination of axons. This topic will be greatly explored and thoroughly explained throughout the paper as well as the purpose of the treatments to hinder these mechanisms. In this comprehensive review, several treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, both physiological and pharmacological, will be analyzed compared in terms of effectiveness. Demyelination of the axon caused by the immune system is the main factor causing Multiple Sclerosis and most physiological treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and physiotherapy have little to no effect on such mechanisms. Corticosteroids and plasmapheresis, however, have a more direct impact on the demyelinating mechanism and are therefore more effective in slowing the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.