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Sequence alignment

Sequence alignment In bioinformatics , a sequence alignment is a way of arranging the primary sequence s of DNA , RNA , or protein to identify regions of similarity that may be a consequence of functional, structural , or evolution ary relationships between the sequences. Aligned sequences of nucl more

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

History of biology

History of biology 's evolution-themed poem The Temple of Nature shows a goddess pulling back the veil from nature (in the person of Artemis ). Allegory and metaphor have often played an important role in the history of biology. The history of biology traces the study of the living world from anci more

Enzyme kinetics

Enzyme kinetics from E. coli with its two substrates, dihydrofolate (right) and NADPH (left), bound in the active site. The protein is shown as a ribbon diagram , with alpha helices in red, beta sheets in yellow and loops in blue. Generated from 7DFR . Enzyme kinetics is the study of the chemic more


AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in humans, and similar viruses in other species ( more

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