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A Molecular Whodunit in the Liver: Discovering What Molecules Cause Hepatic Insulin Resistance

A Molecular Whodunit in the Liver: Discovering What Molecules Cause Hepatic Insulin Resistance

Image courtesy of “iStock”. What happens to the carbs we eat?  Carbohydrates are one of the main sources of energy for cells in the human body. After eating a meal, carbohydrates pass through the digestive system, traveling from the stomach

Surviving Mass Extinctions: How Does Life Recover?

Surviving Mass Extinctions: How Does Life Recover?

Image courtesy of Pixabay. Examining the Fossil Record Throughout Earth’s history, five major mass extinction events have occurred, including the well-known Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) mass extinction, which wiped out over seventy-five percent of living organisms at the time, including the dinosaurs.

Seasons on the Savanna: How Seasonal Diet Changes Impact Population Sizes of Savanna Herbivores

Seasons on the Savanna: How Seasonal Diet Changes Impact Population Sizes of Savanna Herbivores

Image courtesy of Vincent Mugaba. If you have ever seen Disney’s time-honored family feature The Lion King, you likely have a good picture of what an African savanna looks like. The African savanna ecosystem is home to a large and

Adjusting for Mistakes: Achieving Imperative Error Correction in Quantum Computers

Adjusting for Mistakes: Achieving Imperative Error Correction in Quantum Computers

Image courtesy of Google AI blog. Just a couple of decades ago, a functional quantum computer lay firmly in the realm of fantasy; the prospect of creating one was rife with challenges both theoretical and practical. Yet, given its unbounded

Drugging the Undruggable: The Journey of Drug Discovery

Drugging the Undruggable: The Journey of Drug Discovery

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetically linked disorder caused by a mutation of the protein dystrophin. The dystrophin protein transfers muscle contractions from inside of a muscle cell outward. In other words,