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Action potential

Action potential . B. Actual recordings of action potentials are often distorted compared to the schematic view because of variations in electrophysiological techniques used to make the recording An action potential is a "spike" of positive and negative ionic discharge that travels along the membr more

Enzyme inhibitor

Enzyme inhibitor protease in a complex with the protease inhibitor ritonavir . The structure of the protease is shown by the red, blue and yellow ribbons. The inhibitor is shown as the smaller ball-and-stick structure near the centre. Created from PDB 1HXW . Enzyme inhibitors are molecule s that more

Platypus

Platypus The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia , including Tasmania . Together with the four species of echidna , it is one of the five extant species of monotreme s, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. I more

Acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia, is a cancer of the myeloid line of white blood cell s, characterized by the rapid proliferation of abnormal cells which accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood c more

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

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