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  • Jack Szostak Telomerase Analysis

    The 2009 Nobel prize for Physiology and Medicine was awarded to Drs Elizabeth Blackburn, Jack Szostak and Carol Greider for their discovery of telomeres and telomerases; but what are they and why did the Nobel prize committee find their discovery so important? Drs ezilabeth Blackburn, Jack Szostak and Carol Greiders discovery of telomeres and telomerases can be considered as one of the key milestones in our understanding of DNA replication in eukaryotes as they helped us figure out how the…

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  • Analysis: A Whodunit For All Time

    A Whodunit for All Time HOLLAND, MI - A few weeks ago, a woman fell to her untimely death in the atrium of Schaap Science Center at Hope College. Because the woman was a teaching assistant at Hope College in a class where few students were doing well, foul play was immediately suspected by the investigating officers. While security footage did not capture her death, the Holland Police Department forensics team was able to collect biological data from the scene for analysis. Since that time,…

    Words: 1997 - Pages: 8
  • The Origin Problem In Research

    The Origin Problem Since the time of Darwin, naturalists have attempted to explain how life formed through purely natural causes. Some naturalist models argued that either DNA or a protein provided the first possibility for life. However, problems with these models became evident as the researcher’s knowledge of DNA grew. The researchers discovered DNA relies on proteins for transcription and translation, but functional proteins cannot form without the information stored in DNA. The solution…

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  • Diffusion Of Water And Osmosis Experiment

    Although, this concept can sound complicated it simply means that whatever is being discussed moves from an area where there is a high concentration of the substance to an area where the concentration is lower. This type of process requires no ATP (Adenine triphosphate) which is the major source of energy on the cellular level. Osmosis refers specifically to the diffusion of water. The tonicity or internal tension of a cell is heavily affected by osmosis. If a cell is placed in a solution with…

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  • Huntington's Chorea Case Study

    Huntington’s Chorea, more commonly known as Huntington’s disease, is a progressive hereditary neurodegenerative disorder that presents in mid-life, affecting an individual’s cognitive, emotional and motor abilities (Warby, Graham, & Hayden, 2014). Huntington’s disease was named after an American Physician by the name of George Huntington, who first documented the disease in 1872. In his findings, he described the disease as Hereditary chorea. In Greek terminology, the word Chorea means “to…

    Words: 1906 - Pages: 8
  • Why Biology Is Important

    What comes to mind when someone asks “What is biology”? Do you think of tiny cells spread throughout your entire body helping you stay alive, your DNA, or maybe plants? Biology is simply the study of living organisms. We learn by studying where living organisms come, from, where it has been, who or what were its ancestors, what it has used as food and even if there are any diseases or degenerations present. Biology helps us treat diseases, create vaccines, aid in better nutrition and has even…

    Words: 2013 - Pages: 9
  • Symbolism In Gattaca

    Guanine, Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine are the four nucleotide bases of DNA. The clever title, of the futuristic movie revolving around genetic engineering, “Gattaca”, is a DNA sequence. The symbolism, as within the title, continues throughout the thought provoking film. DNA is like the instructions used to develop life. However, in the film, DNA is also a prime determinate of social class. Vincent Freeman is a baby of faith, conceived by means of natural reproduction. His parent’s decision, to…

    Words: 1993 - Pages: 8
  • Bacterial Transformation Lab Report

    BSC1010L SectionU42 The effect of Control Plasmid and Plasmid Lux in Bacterial Transformation Vanessa Louis PID: 4709178 Lab Partners: Patrick Abaunza Raquel Alespeiti Robert Lugo Date Performed: 31 October 2014 TA: Reinier Llorca Abstract According to The General Biology I Lab manual, involved in Gene expression are two complex cellular pathways, each being subjected to regulation (Alberte et al., 2012). The first pathway is the synthesis of an RNA molecule from a DNA strand.…

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  • Chloroplast Research Paper

    Chloroplast are found in plants, they are responsible for the metabolism of energy to produce food for plants by breaking down Carbon dioxide, water and sunlight through a process called Photosynthesis. Once Carbon Dioxide enters a plant through stomata pores in a plant, water is absorbed through the roots of a plant and sunlight captured by chlorophyll pigments inside the chloroplast which is actually inside the thylakoids. It 's the russian doll complex., it is within the chloroplast that…

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  • Essay On Dna Profiling

    making it a turning point in history. Scientific Foundation of DNA Profiling The DNA (also known as Deoxyribonucleic acid) in cells is formed of two long strands that wrap around each other. There are four different types of bases in DNA, A (adenine), C (cytosine), G (guanine), T (thymine). These bases join together, A with T and U with G, to form a structure that looks like the twisted steps of a…

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