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13 May 2014
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Plastic-Assisted Suicide: How Humans are Killing Themselves

Case study - 2 pages - Biology

You are on vacation and you're walking along a white coastline on a hot August day. You're trying to walk as straight as possible, pretending you're an acrobat on a tightrope high above the circus floor. One heel in front of the other foot's big toe, one by one, slowly combing through grains of...

16 Dec 2013
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Functional investigation of QPT promoters using a small gene family from Nicotiana, as the test system

Case study - 30 pages - Biology

The QPT gene codes for the QPTase (enzyme), which is found in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The enzyme provides the only route for QA metabolism and is essential in the de novo biosynthesis of NAD. It catalyzes the reaction between QA and 5-phosphoribosyl 1-pyrophosphate (PRPP) in the presence...

16 Dec 2013
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Isolation and identification of egg white proteins using biochemical techniques

Case study - 15 pages - Biology

Human beings need a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and numerous other nutrients. Proteins are needed as part of a healthy balanced diet in order to sustain growth, provide structural support, boost the defences of the body and are involved in many vital body functions. Among the...

16 Dec 2013
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Separation of Haemoglobin from Bovine Serum Albumin using the SDS-PAGE and Ion exchange chromatography techniques

Case study - 15 pages - Biology

Proteins are large molecules with polar and ionizing groups on their surface. Usually the pH affects the polar charges on the molecule, which causes the proteins to move to its oppositely charged electrode or remain stationary, depending on the buffer chosen. Many different electrophoretic...

16 Dec 2013
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Use of selective and differential media to grow and identify bacteria

Case study - 4 pages - Biology

Isolating bacteria in the form of pure cultures is very important in order to obtain individual well distanced colonies which would assist in carrying out further identification and microbiological tests on the bacteria of interest. Producing these bacterial pure cultures can be controlled by...

16 Dec 2013
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Malaysian soil-soil texture, pH and salinity determination

Case study - 5 pages - Biology

It is essential for farmers to ensure that the soil in which they grow their crops plants can produce a good yield. Determining the influence of factors such as soil texture, pH and salinity is vital to ensure such a high yield. Soils are physically a mixture of inorganic...

16 Dec 2013
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Effects of packaging and storage conditions on the freshness of leafy vegetables (Brassica rapa)

Case study - 6 pages - Biology

A wide range of fresh horticultural products contribute to a major component of the agricultural food produce available for consumption nowadays. But these products are highly perishable and if correct post-harvest measures are not employed, it could lead to drastic reduction in product quality,...

16 Dec 2013
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Effect of sucrose holding solution on flower longevity

Case study - 3 pages - Biology

Cut flower plants contribute to a very prosperous industry in many parts of the world. The longevity period of these cut flowers is a very important factor which influences the duration of the shelf-life of the flowers. Different cut flowers may have different longevity periods, depending on the...

10 Dec 2013
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Categorization of seed proteins based on polypeptide size and protein solubility, to help enrich plant-seed based diets

Case study - 3 pages - Biology

Seeds such as those of cereals and legumes have always been widely harvested to fuel the ever-growing demand of food and have also become a vital provider of the essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the human body, but are needed for growth and development. Classification of the...

10 Dec 2013
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Crop science project report: Seed Germination

Case study - 7 pages - Biology

Cultivation of many crops required for food production, depends on the germination of seeds, although there are exceptions where vegetative propagation is carried out. The seeds of legumes and cereals are themselves some of our most important food sources, but their importance lies within the...

10 Dec 2013
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Lab Safety audit of A University Mechatronics Laboratory

Case study - 20 pages - Biology

Workplace safety inspection is important in maintaining safe working environment for students and staff in a laboratory. All students and staff are exposed to lots of possible incidents in the laboratory when rules and regulations are not followed. A workplace safety inspection or audit of...

10 Dec 2013
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Risks and hazards involved with the usage of neutron generators

Case study - 3 pages - Biology

Radioactivity has always been a health hazard at work places and research laboratories. This became evident since its discovery by Marie Curie and others, whose very deaths were caused by exposure to radiation. This article analyses the precautions necessary when assembling and analyzing neutron...

10 Dec 2013
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Cancer

Case study - 2 pages - Biology

Human body is made up of numerous cell tissues. In the process of damaging these cell tissues, can case various diseases in the body resulting to poor health of the victims. Therefore, it is important for human being to take the recommended nutrition that helps in the building and maintenance of...

27 Nov 2013
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Personal review: Rare copy number variants contribute to congenital left-sided heart disease' by Hitz M et-al

Case study - 2 pages - Biology

This appraisal significantly evaluates and assesses the article ‘Rare Copy Number Variants Contribute to Congenital Left-Sided Heart Disease' by Hitz M et-al. This evaluation will primarily abridge the article. Subsequently, this evaluation will momentarily examine the efficiency of...

22 Nov 2013
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The comparison of thermo-stable Alpha-amylase products cloned in Bacillus stearothermophilus and Bacillus subtilis.

Case study - 4 pages - Biology

The enzyme Alpha-amylase accounts for about 30% of total enzyme production in the world and contributes to numerous industrial applications, extending from general products such as detergents, paper, beer and textiles to clinical biology, health science and even the pharmaceutical industry...

21 Nov 2013
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Bio-Fuel Enzyme Lab Report

Case study - 10 pages - Biology

When talking about enzymes, also known as proteins, you are talking about 3-dimensional structures in your body that act as catalysts, which speed up chemical reactions. If enzymes did not exist in our body these chemical reactions would be occurring at a slow enough rate to where our body would...

19 Nov 2013
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Advanced technologies for rapid, large scale and cost-effective sequencing of genomes

Case study - 3 pages - Biology

While low-cost, revolutionizing computers and gadgets seem to dazzle our eyes every time we look around, a recent and fairly rapid progression in cost-effective genome analyses is drawing quite a lot of attention, the world over. Similar to electronics, the prices for rapid sequencing of genomes...

11 Jul 2013
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An account on Chlamydia

Case study - 1 pages - Biology

Chlamydia is a STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) and the causative organism for it is known as 'Chlamydia trachomatis'. They attach to the host cell with the help of specialized organelles called 'microvilli' which facilitates its entry into the cytoplasm. It mainly...

10 Jul 2013
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Development of executive functioning and neural correlates of the inhibitory response

Case study - 8 pages - Biology

The human race is unique in that individuals have developed the ability to intentionally plan goals and change behavior as needed to achieve those goals. The cognitive abilities implicated in goal-achievement are referred to as executive functioning skills. These include planning,...

03 Jul 2009
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Study of Gibberellins' Effect on Height and Biomass of Rosette and Wild Type Brassica rapa

Case study - 6 pages - Biology

Gibberellins (GA) are plant hormones involved with overall plant growth. Brassica Rapa, a flowering plant species, which possesses the wild type phenotype or the rosette, dwarfed, phenotype, was used to explore the effects of Gibberellins on the two varieties' overall height, which can have an...

17 Mar 2009
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The fundamental unit of life: Cell

Case study - 11 pages - Biology

When you look at a your house, you can see that it has got walls, doors ,windows and ventilators. All these things are the building blocks of your house. Similarly , bodies of all living organisms are made up of small unit which is called as a cell, as like bricks are the...

21 Dec 2007
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Water Research Project

Case study - 4 pages - Biology

The human body is composed of 50-80% water. Blood and muscles contain significant amounts, and approximately 95% of the brain is water. All body systems and organs need water to function properly, and will shut down without it. Most of the chemical reactions that take place in our body need water...

26 Nov 2007
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An Assessment of Historical and Contemporary Land Use at Hedgehog Mountain, Freeport, Maine, via Field Observation

Case study - 5 pages - Biology

The purpose of this investigation was to collect information that allowed the formulation of a hypothesis as to the land-use history of the Hedgehog Mountain preserve, and to correlate empirical observations with a limited literature review in an attempt to validate the hypothesis presented....

23 Oct 2007
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Fermentation Lab Report

Case study - 4 pages - Biology

Cells need energy to do work to carry out metabolic processes that keep them alive and functioning. This energy is stored in the form of ATP, which stands for adenosine triphosphate. All plant and animal cells use a process known as cellular respiration to make ATP from carbohydrates. Plant cells...

09 Oct 2007
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ATP Production through Fermentation

Case study - 2 pages - Biology

Many people are already indirectly familiar with the processes of fermentation, from the baker to the body builder. The baker, when baking his bread, adds yeasts that produces CO2, which makes the bread rise. Alcohol is also produced during this fermentation but it quickly evaporates during the...

02 Oct 2007
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Osmolarity and Body Volume - published: 02/10/2007

Case study - 2 pages - Biology

Our bodies and many other animals' cells extracellular and intracellular fluids are mainly comprised of water with ionized salts in solution. These salts, mainly Na+, K+, Cl-, Ca2+, and Mg2+ ( Foundations Of Biology: Cell and Organ Physiology, Faculty of the Department of Neurobiology and...

02 Oct 2007
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Frog Cardiovascular System

Case study - 3 pages - Biology

The heart is probably one of the most important muscles in an organism's body. It is what drives the flow of nutrients, oxygen, and other vital cells across an organism's body. In different organisms the heart can have slightly different anatomical features as compared to other organisms. In...

02 Oct 2007
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Hydronium Concentration of Water and its Effect on Fast Plant Growth

Case study - 4 pages - Biology

Acid rain has always been said to damage the plant life which absorbs the acid water as it would regular water. In this experiment we have decided to see whether this is true and if acid content of water has any effect on plant growth. We have setup an experiment and predict that pH will affect...

18 Sep 2007
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Population Ecology Using D.melanogaster and D. Virilis

Case study - 3 pages - Biology

In the “Population Ecology Experiment”, fruit flies were used to investigate the factors that enhanced and limited population growth in these species alone as well as in the presence of other species. In this experiment, the effects of high and low population densities in the same size...

17 Sep 2007
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Water Pollution

Case study - 4 pages - Biology

This article deals with a possible solution to water pollution in a Wisconsin suburb. However the results could be universally interpreted, with the method of prevention being employed in many areas of the world. The Article describes a scientist's experiment to test the amount of water runoff...