Biology

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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 »
2009, Vol. 5 No. 2
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Candida albicans (CA) is a dimorphic fungus that commonly colonizes the oral cavity. Overgrowth can result in an infection of the oral cavity, known as oral candidiasis (OPC). Neutrophils play a major role in nonspecific immune defense against fungal... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 5 No. 2
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The deer browsing effects on the regeneration of woody plants in forested ecosystems is not fully understood. More can be learned by clipping plants in specific ways to mimic some aspect of a deer browsing regimen, especially intensity. Additionally... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 8 No. 2
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Many women experiencing menopause show cognitive function deficits and have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease (AD). While estrogen (E2) has been shown to improve cognition and improve molecular signaling associated with learning... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 8 No. 2
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In the following study, the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was examined to compare long bone fracture incidence among wildshot chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), gibbons (Hylobates lar), and lowland gorillas... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 9 No. 2
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Recent advancements in medicine have resulted in technology that allows us to have a better understanding of the essence of life. In turn, this has allowed us to more precisely identify the moment of death through certain criteria, whether through... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 10
Mycobacteriophage are the most prevalent type of microorganism present in the biological universe. In fact, since the first mycobacteriophage was isolated in 1947, well over 2000 new viruses have been identified (Mycobacteriophage Database). The... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 09
The purpose of this experiment is to determine the susceptibility of propionibacterium acnes to photodynamic therapy (PDT). Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is the leading cause of acne vulgaris—a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 09
Influenza virus infection is a worldwide public health burden because of the significant morbidity and mortality that result from seasonal outbreaks and devastating epidemics. Despite extensive research and therapeutic measures to combat influenza... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 07
Melatonin is a lipophilic, indolic-structured compound found ubiquitously in nature. This ubiquity suggests that such an evolutionarily conserved molecule participates in phylogenetically primordial signalling mechanisms of key importance to life... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 08
Background: Mobile phones (MPs) come in close contact with the body and serve as a ready surface for colonization. The aim of this study was to compare MP colonization by bacterial microorganisms between Health Care Workers (HCWs) and Patients Visitors... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 08
One of the numerous working definitions of religion includes "a belief in a divine or superhuman power or powers to be worshipped," and "an expression of such a belief in conduct and ritual" (Johnson, 2012 p. 1). Rituals are generally a religion... Read Article »

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