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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate , a gland in the male reproductive system . It occurs when cell s of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply out of control. These cells may spread (metastasize ) from the prostate to other parts of the bod more

Oxidative phosphorylation

Oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondrion is the site of oxidative phosphorylation in eukaryote s. The NADH and succinate generated in the citric acid cycle is oxidized, releasing energy to power the ATP synthase . Oxidative phosphorylation is a metabolic pathway that uses energy released b more

G. Ledyard Stebbins

G. Ledyard Stebbins George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr. (January 6 1906 – January 19 2000 ) was an American botanist and geneticist who is widely regarded as one of the leading evolutionary biologists and botanists of the 20th century. Stebbins received his Ph.D. in botany from Harvard Uni more


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

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace Alfred Russel Wallace OM , FRS (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913 ) was a British naturalist , explorer , geographer , anthropologist and biologist . He did extensive fieldwork first in the Amazon River basin, and then in the Malay Archipelago , where he identifie more

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