Biology

Aerobic Respiration and Anticancer Treatment

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Abstract This article is an overview of aerobic cellular respiration and how the process can be influenced by glycolytic inhibitors as a potential cancer treatment.In the presence of oxygen, glucose undergoes a series of reactions characterised by the overall term “aerobic respiration” in order to synthesise ATP, which is crucial to muscle contraction and movement. […]

Biology

Genomic findings of ancestry in ITESM alumni in Mexico

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Abstract Could there be a pattern of the Mexican “race”? Or more precisely, are there any marks of ancestry in Morelos inhabitants? In this study, four eighteen-year-old, female students in their sixth semester at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Cuernavaca High School were screened with genomic analysis from the Mexican company Geno + ®, to obtain […]

Biology

A Review of Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors’ Structure and Activity with HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase

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Abstract The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the body’s immune system leading to the onset of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Once the progression of HIV has led to AIDS, certain infections can be severely life-threatening when they normally are not. For years, researchers have been attempting to develop a complete cure for HIV, but current […]

Chemistry

Evaluating the Effectiveness and Efficiency of a Graphene-Oxide Water Filtration System

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Aaron Sarkar ABSTRACT Chemical contamination of drinking water is a major global health issue. While modern water filters treat some major contaminants, not all impurities can be filtered. Moreover, all filters are not cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. The current study aims to explore the effectiveness and efficiency of reduced graphene-oxide-coated sand as a water filter. […]

Chemistry

Designing Algal Capsules for Carbon Sequestration

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Abstract Climate change today is a leading problem with adverse effects to the life forms on Earth. In nature, plants play an important role in capturing CO2 from the atmosphere. Emulating plant photosynthesis for sequestering CO2 from small vehicles is a step towards combating climate change. The focus of this research is to efficiently sequester […]

Blogs

The Chemistry of Tobacco Products

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Figure 1: Tobacco products. Courtesy of The Independent. Introduction Over 5000 chemicals can be found in tobacco smoke often having devastating carcinogenic, respiratory, or circulatory effects on the human body. The most common tobacco smoke caused deaths include cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as various types of cancers, making it one of […]

Biology

The Expiration Date on Life

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Abstract The article aims to educate and explain why all organisms have a life expectancy, looking at single-cell and their cell cycle, before scaling up to addressing why normal organisms die eventually. There is a cloud of confusion and curiosity surrounding longevity, and so whilst explaining why lobsters appear to live forever, or at least […]

Chemistry

Psyllid Repelling Activity of Essential Oils and Calibration of Concentration of Essential Oils (Citrus Greening Disease)

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Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri   Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Materials Procedure Results Discussion Conclusion Acknowledgements Bibliography Abstract The Asian citrus psyllid is the vector for huanglongbing (citrus greening), a devastating disease caused by Candidatus Liberibacter. An infected psyllid feeds on a healthy citrus plant and injects the bacterium into the phloem of the […]

Chemistry

Willow Bark: Primitive Painkiller

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Abstract Willow bark has been used in medicine for centuries, most notably by Hippocrates (460 B.C. to 377 B.C.), who is now known as the ‘father of modern medicine’.[1] Today the painkiller industry is much more advanced, and aspirin, whose origins began with willow bark, is now a common medication used to treat a variety […]

Biology

Transforming E. Coli with Custom Gene Fragment to Produce MP1 Cancer Fighting Peptide

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Abstract: According to Global Cancer Statistics, there were approximately 32.6 million cancer patients reported in 2015, making it one of the world’s most imminent health threats.[1] Currently, chemotherapy is the leading treatment given to cancer patients. Chemotherapy involves one or more drugs that interfere with mitosis using non-specific intracellular toxins. Almost all of the side […]

Chemistry

Interdisciplinarity and the Periodic Table

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What does the Periodic Table have in common with Greta Thunberg, global Communism and Martian invasions? Celebrating 150 years of the development of the Periodic Table allows us to take a closer look at how related discoveries have changed the future. Apparently, the Periodic Table isn’t only used by chemists; it is appreciated by physicists […]

Blogs

YSJ Conference 2018 – University of Nottingham

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On the 17 September 2018 the annual Young Scientists Journal conference was held at the University of Nottingham. In the morning there was a talk by Phil Moriarty, who is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He was presenting about the connection between heavy metal and quantum mechanics and explained […]

Astronomy

News in the Sciences!

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Striking news in Biology! One of the most impressive successes in the use of stem cells on humans, was performed on a seven-year old Syrian boy who was suffering from devastating genetic disorder called junctional epidermolysis bullosa. The boy’s disease was caused by a mutation in a gene, called LAMB3, that produces a protein that […]

Biology

Sausage Poison to cure Wrinkles?

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Have you ever thought of using something extremely lethal to cure movement disorders, neurological conditions and wrinkles? Botulinum – the most potent neurotoxin and is just right for the job. Poison or Drug? By Jessica Kan On Friday 24th March 2017 as part of the ATOM festival, Dr Keith Foster delivered an intriguing talk about […]