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Depression

Image from Wikimedia Commons All people go through a dark time in their life which determines their next move in their life. Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way you think, feel, and behave. Depression can cause some … Keep Reading


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This Mental Illness Treatment is Shocking!

Image from Wikimedia Commons Depression is a serious mental illness experienced by 1 in 15 adults in the United States each year. Many medications researched over the past few decades have been the main working tools in fighting this terrible … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Great Gynandromorphs

Gynandromorph of Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)Image from Wikimedia Commons You may have seen an odd bird flying around your neighborhood or a strange butterfly sitting on a flower. The animal might have been two different colors split right down the … Keep Reading


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Genes Compete Too

f I were to take a guess, the most memorable phrase you have from a biology class (besides “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”, which is both grammatically incorrect and really only useful for memes) is probably “survival … Keep Reading


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Does the Environment of East African Runners Affect Their Dominance?

East Africa has had a long standing tradition of producing world class long distance runners that dominate the biggest profile races in the world. If we take the results of the annual London Marathon alone, an East African runner, specifically … Keep Reading


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Bacteria With Clocks

Biological clocks or circadian rhythms are exquisite internal timing mechanisms that are widespread across nature enabling living organisms to cope with the major changes that occur from day to night, even across seasons. Humans, Animals and plants all have them. … Keep Reading


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Nanoparticles as Drug Carriers to Combat Cancer

Nanoparticles are a field of science that has provoked global interest due to their wide variability and applications. Novel interactions with the immune system show promise for suppression and triggering of this system. Their small size and variable nature can … Keep Reading


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This Beta Work – Curing Type 1 Diabetes with Beta Cell Regeneration

If you could cure anything in the world right now, what would it be? Coronavirus, perhaps? Cancer? The answer I would give is diabetes. You might be thinking, “Are you serious? But can’t diabetics just get better by exercising and … Keep Reading


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God Mode

Humans dream about being able to modify themselves to perfection, or to their satisfaction – “What if I’m just a little bit stronger, a little bit taller, or can focus really just a little bit more?” Genome editing, a technology … Keep Reading


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Climate Change and Its Unconventional Effects

Climate change has become a serious issue in today’s world due to the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It has caused many detrimental things to occur such as air pollution which has left many humans ill of … Keep Reading


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Malleable mRNA

Messenger RNA plays a vital role in the biological process of protein synthesis. Through two main steps — transcription and translation — the single-stranded molecule carries transcribed genetic information from DNA to ribosomes, which read the mRNA and make the … Keep Reading


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Cells Can Monitor Protein Synthesis Under Stress

Hundreds of thousands of ribosomes exist in a singular cell. Ribosomes are the sites in the cell in which protein synthesis occurs while using instructions from mRNA. These proteins are formed from monomers called amino acids, which are linked together … Keep Reading


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Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration and the Effect of Evolution

The unit of our textbook relating to photosynthesis and cellular respiration was one highly intriguing to me. It was like an applicable example of the processes of evolution of the organisms of our planet. Diving into the basic functions of … Keep Reading


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Photosynthesis

Generally, Photosynthesis is largely responsible for producing and maintaining the oxygen content of the Earth’s atmosphere and supplies most of the energy necessary for life on Earth. photosynthesis is a process used by plants to convert light energy into chemical … Keep Reading


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A New Addition to Our Family Tree?

Humans are unique, one of the intelligent creatures to walk the plant, the closest extant species, Chimpanzees, do not necessarily garner the resemblance we might expect. However, Humans, or specifically Homo Sapiens, despite being the only extant member of its … Keep Reading


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