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2015, Vol. 11 No. 2
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To maintain sodium (Na+) homeostasis in a hypotonic environment, freshwater teleosts must constantly absorb Na+ through their gills. Teleosts in temperate climates have the extra challenge of living in an environment in which ambient temperatures... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 11 No. 2
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The increasing level of obesity in the general population of industrialized nations is a major public health concern. While obesity increases morbidity and mortality, increasing body habitus also impacts the utilization and analysis of medical imaging... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 11 No. 2
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With the advent of antiretroviral therapy, suppressing the HIV-1 virus and stopping the progression of the disease are now possible. Even with long-term antiretroviral therapy, HIV reservoirs remain in individuals. These individuals experience an... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 09
Gene therapy has ceased to be a futuristic dream and instead become a treatment for the present. Somatic cells can be treated with gene replacements or gene fragments to express required proteins and whilst gene therapy was originally aimed at inherited... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 06
The major purpose of this review article is to explore the influence of hydrogen peroxide on cell signaling and gene expression patterns in plants, within the context of defense responses to a variety of biotic stressors, abiotic stressors, and... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 05
Complex vertebral malformation (CVM) in Holstein calves is a recessive syndrome that is the result of a transversion mutation within the SLC35A3 gene (Thomsen et al. 2006). Though a simple point mutation, this transversion results in high embryonic... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03
The phylum Platyhelminthes is comprised of aquatic worms that span over 20,000 species of either free-living flatworms or parasitic flukes and tapeworms (Rupert et al, 2004). The class Turbellaria consists of the free-living flatworms that are the... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 3 No. 1
Over the past several decades, with the introduction of ecology as a scientific pursuit, China has made advancements in ensuring the health and sustainability of its forests and biodiversity. A very large number of endemic plant and vertebrate species... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 10 No. 1
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The Ambystoma mexicanum, commonly known as the axolotl, possesses extraordinary regenerative abilities and is capable of reconstituting limbs, retina, liver, and even minor regions of the brain (Muneoka et al., 2008). At the most elementary level... Read Article »
2007, Vol. 2 No. 1
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The peripheral nervous system is made up of the nerves and neurons that are outside of the central nervous system. These nerves and neurons are used to transport information between the brain and the rest of the body, and when damaged, can severely... Read Article »
2007, Vol. 2 No. 1
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Millman (1993) defines healthcare access as "the timely use of affordable personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes," implying that healthcare access involves only access to insurance, patient satisfaction with physicians... Read Article »
2008, Vol. 4 No. 1
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Gavialis gangeticus, the Indian gharial, is the only extant gharial species in the world. The gharial is a large crocodilian in the family Gavialidae and is characterized by a long snout. Due to its sparse numbers and increased habitat destruction... Read Article »
2008, Vol. 5 No. 1
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Legged insects are able to traverse a wide range of unpredictable terrain and assess their surroundings by responding to sensory input absorbed through their eyes and antennae. When an antenna comes into contact with an obstacle, the cockroach changes... Read Article »
2008, Vol. 5 No. 1
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Understanding how progenitor cells stop proliferating and enter a differentiation pathway is a fundamental question in cancer and stem cell research today. The long term goal of this study is to identify proteins required for the transition between... Read Article »
2008, Vol. 5 No. 1
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This case study focuses on the effects of avian introductions into a captive exhibit. Two hummingbirds, Colibri coruscans (sparkling violet eared) and Anthracothorax prevostii (green breasted mango), were both observed over an 8 week period as they... Read Article »

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