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Treatment of multiple sclerosis

Treatment of multiple sclerosis Although there is no known cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), several therapies for multiple sclerosis have proven helpful. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The most common initial more

Enzyme

Enzyme of the enzyme TIM , surrounded by the space-filling model of the protein. TIM is an extremely efficient enzyme involved in the process that converts sugar s to energy in the body. Enzymes are protein s that catalyze (i.e. accelerate ) chemical reaction s. In enzymatic reactions, the molec more

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, abbreviated NAD+, is a coenzyme found in all living cell s. The compound is a dinucleotide, since it consists of two nucleotide s joined through their phosphate groups: with one nucleotide containing an adenosine ring, and the more

Xenon

Xenon Xenon ( in the UK, in the US) is a chemical element that has the symbol Xe and atomic number 54. A colorless, heavy, odorless noble gas , xenon occurs in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts. Although generally unreactive, xenon can undergo a few chemical reaction s such as the forma more

Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock Barbara McClintock (June 16 , 1902 – September 2 , 1992 ) was a pioneering American scientist and one of the world's most distinguished cytogeneticists . McClintock received her Ph.D. in botany from Cornell University in 1927, where she was a leader in the development more

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