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Zachary Dupin - Tips for Getting Accepted into Medical School

Zachary Dupin is a current medical student at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is committed to having a lasting career in the medical field, and he is working hard in order to achieve his goals as a medical student. 229 more words


Conserving wildlife

For years, concerned authorities and advocates all over the world are working closely to find an effective way to cease all activities threatening wildlife. There are many factors that threaten wildlife – disease, global warming, habitat loss, invasive species, oil spills, pollutants, and one of the most considered frightening, over-exploitation. 472 more words


The relative availability of inorganic carbon and inorganic nitrogen influences the response of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum to elevated CO2

This work originates from three facts: 1) changes in CO2 availability influence metabolic processes in algal cells. 2) Spatial and temporal variations of nitrogen availability cause repercussions on phytoplankton physiology. 243 more words

Media Coverage

Researchers describe key protein structure that could assist drug development

Researchers from the University of Chicago have described the three-dimensional, atomic structure of an important cell receptor molecule linked to the development of several diseases, including melanoma, acute myeloid leukemia and bilateral frontoparietal polymicrogyria, a debilitating developmental brain disorder. 793 more words

Biological Sciences

What's the deal with GM

Often people react nervously to the subject of genetic modification of our food. So given our current situation, is this fear justified? Are GMOs a gift from science or are they a menace best kept at bay? 671 more words


Low-steady-state metabolism induced by elevated CO2 increases resilience to UV radiation in the unicellular green-algae Dunaliella tertiolecta

Global change factors derived from anthropogenic activities such as increased CO2 and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) have direct impacts on the physiological responses of organisms in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. 209 more words


Week 5

This week began with a review in molecular biology in preparation for the first test on Wednesday.  The test included DNA and RNA structure, the genome structure and organization, and techniques used in molecular biology labs.   212 more words