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Structure of key protein involved in malaria revealed

Structure of key protein involved in malaria revealed






Malaria is a fever-based illness that has been a major issue across the globe, particularly in Africa. The history of malaria stretches back to prehistoric origins and is still a widespread and often lethal disease in the 21st century. Recently, however, scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology […]

 
 

mRNA shown to play role in regulating gene expression

mRNA shown to play role in regulating gene expression






While scientists had hoped that the human genome project would uncover all of humanity’s biological secrets, new findings regarding gene expression continue to make the field of genetics more complex. A team of researchers from the American Friends of Tel Aviv University recently published an article detailing a new component […]

 
 

Deep in transportation

Figure 3 Artist’s impressions of LAPCAT
Left: Mach 5 hydrogen fueled cruiser for 300 passengers with a MTOW of 400 tons
Right: LAPCAT A2 compared with A380 (9)






Past Visions of Transportation and Communication In this day and age, instant messaging really is instantaneous; it only takes minutes to send data from Mars to Earth (1). Communication has come a long way since the 1830s, when the first telegraph was invented in the United States; 1876, when the […]

 
 

Immune response molecule produces autism-like symptoms in mice

Immune response molecule produces autism-like symptoms in mice






Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically characterized by reduced social interaction, repetitive behavior, and fixations on certain objects, although individuals with autism often express unique sets of symptoms (1). Mice models have been used to show that viral and bacterial infections in the mother during pregnancy, combined with the corresponding […]

 
 

The epigenetic switch for obesity

The epigenetic switch for obesity






In America, where obesity is currently an epidemic, pinpointing and attacking the causes of weight gain are central to the world of public health. While it has long been established that weight gain is determined by more than just culture and decision-making, a clear molecular basis for obesity has eluded […]

 
 
 
 
 

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