As the world has become more convinced that it’s wise to be green, so has the pharmaceutical industry. Humans are now, more than ever, turning to common plants as sources of healthcare.
Cannabis sativa produces a number of cannabinoids and the known medical applications seem to be growing by the day. Cannabinoids are chemicals [...]
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a newly-discovered class of short (19-24 nucleotides), non-coding RNA found in eukaryotic cells. miRNA regulates post-transcriptional silencing of protein coding genes, a process miRNA were not known to be involved in until the early 2000s. Basically, a new type of protein regulator in plants and animals has recently been discovered and it [...]
The richest deposit of rare earth elements (REE) in the United States is thought to be in Bokan Mountain, Alaska, an area which spans 19 square miles. The site contains Alaska’s only uranium mine and recent geological investigations by Ucore (the company that owns the land) indicate mineral deposits rich enough to mine [...]
ALASKA — I would venture to guess that most dog owners haven’t thought through the contingency of having to perform C.P.R. on their dog within seconds of it suddenly collapsing, let alone having to do so in freezing temperatures, miles from any help, and without the aid of a motor vehicle – but that is [...]
Many meat-eating animals have lost their ability to taste sugars over the course of evolution.
Sea mammals, spotted hyenas and other carnivores have all shed a working copy of a gene that encodes a `taste receptor’ that senses sugars, finds a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Even though over 1 billion Google searches are performed each day, many people do not even consider how a computer functions or that a computer can actually be made up of living organisms.
On March 2, Malcolm Campbell lectured about synthetic biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Scientists in this recently emerging [...]
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