• Transcriptional Regulators are Upregulated in the Substantia Nigra of Parkinson’s Disease Patients
    Author:
    Marianne Cowherd(1) and Inhan Lee(2)
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    15 November 2015 11:32 PM |

    This article investigates differences in gene expression in the brains of patients with and without Parkinson's disease. The authors identify a crucial transcriptional regulator may be a relevant target for future therapeutic treatment for Parkinson's disease.

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  • The Effect of the Stomatal Index on the Net Rate of Photosynthesis in the Leaves of Spinacia oleracea, Vinca minor, Rhododendron spp, Epipremnum aureum, and Hedera spp
    Author:
    Rakia Segev, Renuka Nannapaneni, Princy Sindurakar, Helena Kim, Hannah Read, Suzanne Lijek
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    15 November 2015 11:14 PM |

    The density of stomata, or stomatal index, in plant leaves is correlated with the plant's rate of photosynthesis, and affected by the plant's climate. In this paper, authors measure the stomatal index of five plant species to derive their rates of photosynthesis. These results could help track changes in plants' photosynthetic rates with changing climate.

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