By: Viknesh
Before meiosis commences, chromosomes undergo replication. At the end of this process, each chromosome consists of a pair of sister chromatids that are joined together at the centromere.Meiosis consists of two consecutive cell divisions; meiosis 1 and meiosis 2. It eventually results in the...
By: David Wright
Amino acids are the main constituents that are used to make up proteins in cells and as we know proteins are absolutely crucial to the continuation of life: it is the unique properties of each amino acid that can be used in order to...
By: David Wright
The cell membrane, or plasma membrane as it is sometimes called is possibly the most important aspect of the cell and without it life could not exist in any form. The membrane allows an organism to be enclosed and separated from the surroundings. The...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Gel Electrophoresis - a Crash CourseMy first article will describe the purpose and design of agarose gels used in nucleic acid electrophoresis protocols. My second article will cover polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis used in protein separation, especially in Western Blot assays. Agarose gels are employed...
By: Devonnah Hilgart
Bioengineering is the fastest growing field of engineering. What do bioengineers do? They use a vast knowledge of various sciences combining them with biology to make an affordable way to improve human life. One example is bioengineers using genetics to create genetically modified organisms...
By: Carmen Lucia
Hope For the Future:Amid Concerns Over Security, Biobanks Are Valuable Resources In the Search For Cures With the advancement of research on the human genome in recent years, it isn't surprising that people would like to use the newfound gene sequence to help others by...
By: J. D. Mahieu
In Greek mythology the Chimera was a creature composed of three animals, head of a goat, body of a lion, and the tail of a serpent. The beast was supposedly slain by the warrior Bellerophon. Many of us may already be familiar with this story...
By: Jordan Renaud
It is now the new millennium. We will soon find it is a first for many new things which have plagued our imaginations for centuries. Childcare knowledge seems to have risen, yet there are many parents out there who are still clueless. Children are in...
By: John Devera
Kirk Versus the TherminatorKirk versus the TerminatorStar Trek predicted a war between genetically modified humans and their lesser, unmodified cousins. Well, we saw where that led. Kirk kicked Khan's butt twice. Babylon 5 predicted a war between the telepaths, who were genetically modified by the...
By: David Wright
Photosynthesis is a very complex process in which carbon dioxide is converted by plants (and other photosynthetic organisms) into carbohydrates by using the energy absorbed from light. A very simplistic way that the process can be seen is as a reversal of respiration. Photosynthesis...

 

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