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Calcium Imaging; New way to identify AβO targets

AβOs or soluble amyloid β oligomers are recognized by the public as neurotoxins that trigger divergent signaling in neurons. This signaling of neurons leads to an accumulation of neuronal damage and memory disorders in the disease that we all know about, Alzheimer’s (Xueying et al. 2018). Soluble amyloid β oligomers first showed signs of neurotoxicity […]

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) develops when major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen, and nutrients become diseased or damaged. According to the CDC, coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the United States and it is the number one killer. The most common culprit of CAD is […]

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Reflection Blog 2

There are so many diseases that deserve to have a lot attention and resources allocated to it’s maintenance/cure. With the limited resources that we have, there are certain diseases that get more attention. One of these diseases that does receive a lot of attention is heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of […]

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Acetyl-CoA role in lymphangiogenesis

The Beta-oxidation of endothelial cells produces Acetyl-CoA, needed for epigenetic modifications for lymphangiogenesis. Endonita Hajzeraj Bcm441 Acetyl-CoA is an important coenzyme that participates in many biochemical reactions in metabolism. One of it’s main functions is in the Krebs cycle where the acetyl group is oxidized to carbon dioxide and water and energy is released. With […]

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Reflection: What is Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a very interesting discipline. When I started college, I came in with the intentions of being a biology major. High school laid out the fundamentals of each discipline, including biology and chemistry. There was never an integration of the two, so understanding biochemistry as a discipline was new for me. I was always […]

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