News: Scientists Identified Genes Associated With Parkinson’s Disease

Source: Image by Raman Oza from Pixabay By: Ana Pena, Ph.D Researchers have found new gene networks associated with the development of Parkinson’s disease, which may help them understand the underlying mechanisms of this neuro-degenerative disorder and identify potential new therapeutic targets. The study, “The landscape of multiscale transcriptomic networks and key regulators in Parkinson’s disease,” … Continue reading News: Scientists Identified Genes Associated With Parkinson’s Disease

News: E. coli Engineered To Consume Carbon Dioxide

Source: https://www.livescience.com/64436-e-coli.html Authors: Shmuel Gleizer, Roee Ben-Nissan, Yinon M. Bar-On, Melina Shamshoum, Arren Bar-Even, Ron Milo The living world is largely divided into autotrophs that convert CO2 into biomass and heterotrophs that consume organic compounds. In spite of widespread interest in renewable energy storage and more sustainable food production, the engineering of industrially relevant heterotrophic model … Continue reading News: E. coli Engineered To Consume Carbon Dioxide

Apoptosis Integrates Multiple Cell-Signaling Pathways

Campbell Biology On the left is a normal white blood cell, while on the right is a white blood cell undergoing apoptosis. The apoptotic cell is shrinking and forming lobes (“blebs”), which eventually are shed as membrane-bounded cell fragments (colorized SEMs). Source: Urry, Lisa A.. Campbell Biology (p. 229). Pearson Education. Kindle Edition. Campbell Biology … Continue reading Apoptosis Integrates Multiple Cell-Signaling Pathways

Learn Arthropods from BugGuide.net

Copyright © 2004 Tom Adams BugGuide.net is an online community of naturalist who enjoy learning and sharing observations of insects, spiders, and others related organisms. They enjoy the chance to instill in others the fascination and appreciation that they share for the complex lives of these creatures. Their mission is to create a knowledge-base to help … Continue reading Learn Arthropods from BugGuide.net

Chemokines and their Receptors as Biomarkers in Esophageal Cancer

Source: https://www.medlife.com/web/esophageal-cancer-causes-symptoms-treatments-prevention/ By: Masakazu Goto; Mingyao Liu Esophageal cancer (EC) is one of the most lethal malignancies of the digestive tract and remains to be improved poor prognosis. Two histological subtypes, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), are major characteristics of EC. Deep understanding about both subtypes is essential to overcome EC. Here, we … Continue reading Chemokines and their Receptors as Biomarkers in Esophageal Cancer

Homeostatic Imbalances Lead To Cancer Development

Image by PDPics from Pixabay OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology Cancer is an extremely complex condition, capable of arising from a wide variety of genetic and environmental causes. Typically, mutations or aberrations in a cell’s DNA that compromise normal cell cycle control systems lead to cancerous tumors. Cell cycle control is an example of a homeostatic … Continue reading Homeostatic Imbalances Lead To Cancer Development

RNA to Protein Translation Process

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology Like translating a book from one language into another, the codons on a strand of mRNA must be translated into the amino acid alphabet of proteins. Translation is the process of synthesizing a chain of amino acids called a polypeptide. Translation requires two major aids: first, … Continue reading RNA to Protein Translation Process

DNA to RNA Transcription Process

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology DNA is housed within the nucleus, and protein synthesis takes place in the cytoplasm, thus there must be some sort of intermediate messenger that leaves the nucleus and manages protein synthesis. This intermediate messenger is messenger RNA (mRNA), a single-stranded nucleic acid that carries a … Continue reading DNA to RNA Transcription Process