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Sugar

Definition noun plural: sugars sug·ar, ˈʃʊɡɚ (1) Any monosaccharide or disaccharide, used especially by organisms... Read More

This Is Your Brain on Cryptococcus: Pathogenic Fungus Loves Your Brain Sugar

Highly dangerous Cryptococcus fungi love sugar and will consume it anywhere because it helps them reproduce. In particular,... Read More

Galactose

Definition noun plural: galactoses ga·lac·tose, ɡəˈlæktəʊz An aldohexose monosaccharide (chemical formula:... Read More

Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat

Why do some people get fat even when they eat relatively little? What creates that irresistible urge for a bag of potato... Read More

Maltose

Definition noun plural: maltoses mal·tose, ˈmɔːltəʊz A reducing disaccharide formed when two glucose monomers join... Read More

Mannitol

Definition noun plural: mannitols man·ni·tol, ˈmæn ɪˌtɔl A sugar alcohol with a sweetish taste, occurs naturally in... Read More

Glucose

Glucose Definition noun plural: glucoses glu·cose, ˈɡlukoʊs An aldohexose monosaccharide (chemical formula:... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Adenosine

Definition noun plural: adenosines a·den·o·sine, əˈdɛn əˌsin A purine nucleoside that has adenine bound to a... Read More

Glycerol

Definition noun glyc•er•ol, ˈglɪs əˌrɔl A sugar alcohol made up of two polyols derived from saponification of... Read More

Study Finds Potential New Cause Of Mental Decline In Old Age

November 2, 2004 — Doctors have found important new evidence to explain why mental function becomes less efficient... Read More

Amino sugar

Definition noun, plural: amino sugars A sugar molecule the nonglycosidic hydroxyl (–OH) group is replaced by an amine... Read More

Fructose

Definition noun plural: fructoses fruc•tose, ˈfɹʊk.toʊs A ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of... Read More

Sphingolipid

Definition noun plural: sphingolipids sphin·go·lip·id A type of lipid with a sphingoid base (e.g. sphingosine and... Read More

Stuck in a rut: repetitive rituals of lab, zoo and farm animals a symptom of altered brain function

Animals kept in captivity exhibit stereotypic behaviour that is fundamentally similar to that seen in human conditions of... Read More

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison By Patrick D. Hahn Accepted on September 4, 2007 Twenty... Read More

Glycogen

Definition noun plural: glycogens gly·co·gen, glī′kə-jən A multi-branched polymer of glucose, mainly produced in... Read More

Darkness Unveils Vital Metabolic Fuel Switch Between Sugar And Fat

Constant darkness throws a molecular switch in mammals that shifts the body's fuel consumption from glucose to fat and... Read More

Energy Drinks Work — In Mysterious Ways

April 15, 2009 — Runners clutching bottles of energy drink are a common sight, and it has long been known that... Read More

How taste response is hard-wired into the brain

Instantly reacting to the sweet lure of chocolate or the bitter taste of strychnine would seem to demand that such... Read More

Edmonton Protocol – Possible cure for Type 1 Diabetes patients

Abstract The Edmonton Protocol is only capable of treating patients with Type 1 Diabetes since they lack the appropriate... Read More

Cyclic guanosine monophosphate

Definition noun plural: cyclic guanosine monophosphates (biochemistry) A cyclic form of guanosine monophosphate (chemical... Read More

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

Human milk oligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: human milk oligosaccharides An oligosaccharide that occurs in high concentrations and exclusively... Read More

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. In... Read More

Genetically Modified vs. Natural Human

Insulin: Genetically Modified vs. Natural Human Submitted to and published by biologyonline.com (Modified) Question: Is... Read More

Making Pavlov’s Cockroach

In an experiment that made him a household name, the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov a century ago got dogs used to hearing a... Read More

Hypothalamus

Definition noun, plural: hypothalami A small region of the forebrain comprised of several small nuclei, located between the... Read More

Treating Acne: Two Different Peels Both Effective, SLU Study Finds

Chemical peels using either alpha-hydroxy acid or beta-hydroxy acid are both highly effective in treating mild to moderately... Read More

Cerebroside

Definition noun, plural: cerebrosides A glycosphingolipid made of a monosaccharide or an oligosaccharide linked... Read More

Hypothalamic hormone

Definition noun, plural: hypothalamic hormones Any of the various neurohormones produced by specialized neurons in the... Read More

The Shangri-La Diet

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Aquaporins – the perfect water filters of the cell

Water regulation plays a crucial role in the human body. Water flux between cells is facilitated by proteins embedded in... Read More

Active transport

Active transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances (e.g. ions, glucose, and amino acids) are transported... Read More

Cisterna

Definition noun plural: cisternae cis·ter·na, sɪˈstɜːnə (cell biology) The flattened membrane disk containing... Read More

How The Cellular ‘Garbage Disposal’ Grinds To A Halt To Cause Batten Disease

Scientists have discovered just how a genetic defect disrupts the cellular "garbage disposal" of a cell,... Read More