• The Author’s Take: Aylin Memili

    30 October 2016 5:13 PM |

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  • Evolution of Neuroplastin-65
    Author:
    Collin Cremers and Ian K. Townley
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    26 October 2016 4:27 PM |

    Human intelligence is correlated with variation in the protein neuroplastin-65, which is encoded by the NPTN gene. The authors examine the evolution of this gene across different animal species.

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  • Determining the Effect of Chemical and Physical Pretreatments on the Yield and Energy Output of Cellulosic Ethanol from Panicum Virgatum
    Author:
    Manasa Pagadala(1) and Helen Keys(2)
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    10 October 2016 3:46 PM |

    Fossil fuels are a limited resource; thus, it is important to explore new sources of energy. The authors examine the ability of switchgrass to produce ethanol and test the effects of pretreatment and grinding on ethanol yield.

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  • The Impact of Antibiotic Exposure and Concentration on Resistance in Bacteria
    Author:
    Ahmad G. Abdel-Azim(1) and Gamal A. Abdel-Azim(2,3)
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    10 October 2016 3:29 PM |

    Antibiotics are used to treat dangerous diseases. Over time, however, bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics - which poses a threat to humans and animals alike. In this paper, the authors examine how E. coli gains resistance to the antibiotic amoxicillin.

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