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A new dimension to molecular mechanisms underlying learning

Neurons are the excitable cells responsible for processing and transmitting information in the nervous system. A neuron typically extends a long thin axon to transmit information to target cells and several shorter dendrites that receive input from

Neuroprotection for stroke: Progesterone treatment reduces brain mitochondrial dysfunction

Every year, six million people die from stroke and five million are left disabled. 80% of strokes are ischemic and happen when blood flow is blocked in a part of the brain, due to occlusion of brain

Caught in a loop – A story of how plants drop excess baggage

Plants shed their organs such as leaves, flowers, or fruits in response to environmental stimuli or developmental timing. For example, trees drop their leaves in the fall when they sense winter is coming. Plants also drop leaves

ZNRF1: a key molecule activated by reactive oxygen species to cause neuronal degeneration

Neurons, the major component of our brain, have long processes (called “axons” and “dendrites”) to communicate with other neurons and cells. In many brain diseases that old people get suffered from, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease,

Facile enzymatic synthesis of ketoses

Over the past decades, 11 rare ketopentoses and ketohexoses have been successfully synthesized by scientist. However, all the reported processes suffer from complicated purification steps, low yield, or expensive starting materials. Studies of rare ketoses have been