Monthly Archive: September 2016

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Resonance in Rainbow Bridge

Utah’s iconic Rainbow Bridge hums with natural and human-made vibrations, according to a new study. The study characterizes the different ways the bridge vibrates and what frequencies and energy sources cause the rock structure...

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Why C4 plants are neccessary?

Carbon fixation is one of three biochemical processes, along with C3 and CAM photosynthesis, that fixes carbon. It is named for the 4-carbon molecule of the first product of carbon fixation found in the...

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Sendai Virus causes lesions in respiratory tract

Sendai virus (SeV), previously also known as murine parainfluenza virus type 1 or hemagglutinating virus of Japan (HVJ) is a negative sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the family Paramyxoviridae. SeV is a member of...

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Gene responsible for Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most widespread forms of dementia among the elderly. The disease affects the regions of brain, responsible for memory, thinking and speech. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s...

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Drosophila melanogaster : Queen of Genetics

Sociogenomics, a subdiscipline of genomics, is an integrative approach to behavioral biology that compares genomic data to behavioral phenotype. Of particular interest are differential gene expression of mRNA (transcriptomics) and protein transcription (proteomics) that...

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Polio: A major Cause of Death

Vaccination can protect people from polio. Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It is spread mainly by person-to-person contact. It can also be spread by consuming food or drinks that are contaminated...

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Gene Mutation a key role in neurodegeneration

Neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s are conditions characterized by the progressive loss of structure and function of neurons that eventually lead to the neuron’s death. These conditions involve complex processes and mechanisms...

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Zika Virus Birth defects

Zika virus causes a serious birth defect called microcephaly — an underdeveloped brain and small head — and is linked other neurological disorders in adults. Roughly 4 in 5 infected people are asymptomatic, but its most common symptoms...