By: Albert Allen
Discrete structures floating in cytoplasm in the cells of our bodies have specialized functions that regulate cellular activity. These structures are called organelles and like the name implies, they are to the cell what organs are to the body. They keep the cell healthy and...
By: Caroline Fynn
Meiosis is a common feature in Spermatogenesis (The formation of haploid sperm cells in the testes) and Oogenesis (The formation of haploid ova in the ovaries). Meiosis occurs in two divisions. The Reduction Division (Meiosis 1) and the Equatorial Division (Meiosis 2) Chromosomes replicate during...
By: Mary Pagay
Mitosis and meiosis are similar processes in different body cells. Both processes involve the division of cells - one into two, two into four, four into eight. But, mitosis takes place in all cells of the body that are NOT related to reproduction and results...
By: Subhankar Chakraborty
Carbohydrate Response Element binding Protein (ChREBP) and its role in glucose activated transcription of Lipogenic enzymes Excess dietary carbohydrate is converted in the liver into triglycerides. Following a carbohydrate rich diet, several enzymes catalyzing glycolysis and lipogenesis are activated including L-type Pyruvate kinase (L-PK), acetyl...
By: Subhankar Chakraborty
H-DNA as a Potential cis-Element Regulating Gene Expression Subhankar ChakrabortyDNA triplexes are formed when a polypurine segment of duplex DNA is recognized and bound by a single stranded oligonucleotide lodging in the major groove of the duplex. Such a single stranded oligonucleotide is termed as...
By: Ann Rose Spencer
This topic affects me personally. I am a 33 year old woman (and mother) living with Parkinson's. I started experiencing symptoms at the age of 28. You never know when some life-changing disease or condition is going to come into your own life, or the...
What is cloned beef?
By: Sadra Hosseini
What if you could carve off a chunk of the most succulent slab of steak you've ever eaten, clone a bull from it, then produce weeks of identically delectable dinners? Irina Polejaeva, chief embryologist at ViaGen, a livestock-cloning lab in Austin, Texas, aims to bring...
Flaws in evolutionary theory
By: Not Writing
INTRODUCTIONThe Theory of Evolution has become something of a celebrity again; it has been parachuted into the frontline of the war between scientific rationalists and religious dogmatists. Listing flaws in evolution has become a full time occupation for some, acceptance of the validity and existence...
By: Leonard Konis
One of the most famous explores in history, Charles Darwin discovered the incredible Galapagos Islands (ten) ("galapgaog" in Spanish means saddle and refers to the tortoise shell) in 1835. The location is an archipelago, located in the Pacific Ocean, about 650 miles off the...
By: Peggy Barnett
A Perspective on Bioengineering There is an expression, which is no longer commonly used, that states, "You can't see the forest for the trees". It means, of course, that by examining pieces of the larger whole exclusively, the meaning of the larger entity is lost...

 

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