The effect of inflammation signals on the signaling pathway of V-CAM-1 and the ability for hormone antagonists to treat type II diabetes.
The guest of honor grins at the flickering candles upon the birthday cake, internally makes a wish, and extinguishes the flames in one breath. For a moment, everyone is cheering, the guest of honor smiles at the trailing wisps of smoke, and the flames seem to have vanished for good. But suddenly, a flash of light reappears - before long, the ring of candles is alight once more, the flames dancing obstinately. The guest of honor, bewildered, continues to blow, and is soon out of breath from battling the seemingly inextinguishable flickers of light.
The common definition of an imaginary number, or complex number, is the square root of a negative number. The concept of i is straightforward enough: since i is the square root of -1, then it logically follows that i squared must be equal to -1. Although the square root of a negative number is often considered undefined, the brilliance of complex numbers lies in the assumption that this square root is nonetheless meaningful. Since almost all of the basic properties of algebra or real numbers apply to complex numbers, they are merely an extension of the real number system. In a way, complex numbers are just as “real” as real numbers.
Throughout history, humans have relied on nature as a source of healing. Natural products, which are chemical compounds produced by living organisms, are widely known for their medicinal properties. Willow bark, for example, has been an age-old remedy for fever and headaches; scientists have since isolated its active compound, salicin, and developed it into the modern-day pain reliever aspirin. Like salicin, the vast majority of natural products discovered to date has been from terrestrial organisms. Marine natural products, on the other hand, have gone largely unnoticed until the past five decades; this emerging field of research presents an exciting new drug discovery process that has its roots not on land, but in the sea.
It used to be that a cancer diagnosis was akin to a dreaded death sentence. Today, steady changes in living habits have drastically decreased mortality rates, and billions have been spent on cancer research to find treatments and possible cures. Progress has been slow, but the recent, innovative SpectroPens, devices able to detect cancer cells, may shed more light on how to battle uncontrolled cell growth.
Back in the day, a large expanse of switchgrass waving in the wind would be a familiar sight in the typical prairie. This ordinary plant may prove to be the essential key to saving our planet, eventually providing fuel for millions of cars around the world, powering turbines, and supplying chemicals to our industries. Can this insignificant grass really be the key to all of our troubles?
Have you ever thought the yellow candy you pulled out of your bag tasted like lemon, the orange colored candy tasted like orange, and the red tasted like cherry, but in fact, they were all the same flavor? Our senses often influence each other to some degree. Everyone has some sort of cross-sensory. But if the cross-sensory is too great, it is a condition called synaesthesia.
Many articles will write about the horrors of AIDS, the tragic deaths, the many orphans. Other writings, namely textbooks, will describe the best methods of avoiding infection. Scientific publications will tell of researchers all around the world who are trying to cure the many AIDS victims. Not this one. No, this article will bypass all those and ask, how can people stop the virus medically before people even become infected? Many common viruses these days can be prevented through vaccines.
Journeys to the Moon
The moon, the only natural satellite of Earth, moon has fascinated and intrigued people for many ages. It has been one of the major things that astronomers, like Galileo, have studied in space. Discovered many things, they learned about different phases of the moon and craters etcetera. As their knowledge of the moon increased, people have dreamed for a long time to travel to the moon. On July 20, 1969 this dream has became reality when Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the surface of the moon. After that there also have been others to travel to there. Scientists were able to study the samples and pictures to learn more about the universe that we live in. The moon is now the second most understood object in space next to Earth