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Stem Cells: A Potential Cure for Type I and II Diabetes

Stem Cells: A Potential Cure for Type I and II Diabetes






Diabetes is a growing health concern in the United States. Although it is estimated that 20.8 million Americans suffer from diabetes, only two-thirds are actually diagnosed with the disease (1). Diabetes occurs when the body cannot properly metabolize sugar, which results in high glucose levels in the blood. Normally, the […]

 
 

Breaking the Mold: Moving Toward More Functional Prostheses

Breaking the Mold: Moving Toward More Functional Prostheses






The loss of a limb is a life-changing and often devastating event. As a result, the use of artificial approximations as replacements has persisted for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Historically, the technology used to produce these important artificial limbs has always failed at mimicking either the lost limb’s appearance […]

 
 

Incorporation of Fluorinated Nucleotide Analogs Into HIV-1 TAR RNA

Incorporation of Fluorinated Nucleotide Analogs Into HIV-1 TAR RNA






Abstract Tat is an 86 amino acid virally encoded protein vital to the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) life cycle by stimulating transcription initiation and increases processivity of ribonucleic acid (RNA) polymerase II. Tat is introduced to the endogenous transcription machinery upon binding of the RNA stem-loop TAR. The […]

 
 

Ooid Production and Transport on the Caicos Platform






ABSTRACT Limestone is common in rocks from all geologic periods of the Phanerozoic era as well as in many Proterozoic assemblages (1). The minerologic and fabric character of these limestones generally reflect the complex biological, physical, and climactic character of the depositional systems under which they were created. Of particular […]

 
 

Does Irrigation Development Decrease Local Malaria Infection Rates?






Abstract In sub-Saharan Africa, arid soil coupled with a rapidly increasing demand for food has driven the development of small and large-scale irrigation schemes. Irrigation development has the potential to increase or decrease local malaria infection rates and this paper uses two conflicting case studies to identify four factors which […]

 
 
 
 
 

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