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A Case of Respiratory Distress

This clinical case study was developed to engage students by making connections between core concepts in chemistry and physiological processes in t ...


A Tragic Finding

This interrupted case study utilizes real patient data and provides students an opportunity to apply knowledge of human metabolism and hormonal con ...


Agony and Ecstasy

This interrupted case study explores the scientific, legal, and societal complexities of repurposing an illicit substance, 3,4-methylenedioxymetham ...


Diabetes and Acid/Base Chemistry

This case study focuses on a teenage patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who presents with severe acidosis, becomes combative and loses co ...


Diagnosing and Treating Charlie’s Strange Spots

This case study introduces a patient who comes into a doctor's office with an interesting set of symptoms that leads to an exotic cancer diagnosis. ...


Does a One-Size Drug Dose Fit All?

The purpose of this case study is to make students aware that some patients may require individualized drug dosing regimens based on a variety of p ...


East Meets West

Ying is sick and is progressively getting worse. His parents' clashing views on Eastern and Western medicine prevent them from agreeing on a course ...


Feeling Detoxified

This case study uses the example of ionic foot baths to examine how placebo treatments can affect our health and wellness. Inspired by a student&rs ...


It's All Greek to Me: Physiology Edition

Stephania and Nikolaus Stamos are concerned about their baby daughter. They take her to her pediatrician, who immediately notices that the onc ...


Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself

This case study relates the actual experiences of a woman with breast cancer as she shares her experiences through a series of blog posts at variou ...


Stomp the Stomach Bug

Norovirus is one of the most common causes of infectious diarrhea and vomiting, leading to the nickname “winter vomiting disease.” The ...


The Purple Pill

This interrupted case study is designed to teach students about chirality and the pH scale in the context of medicinal chemistry. Students read abo ...


Yvette's Brave Battle

This case is based on the true story of a woman with choriocarcinoma, a rare type of rapidly dividing and metastatic cancer derived from cells of t ...