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Demarcus Briers

I am a Biology major at Prairie View A&M University . I am also a Spanish Language minor and Chemistry Minor. I currently design and program utilizing C++, CSS , Javascript, and PHP. When I graduate I intend on going to a graduate school where I will be able to incorporate computer science and biology. In the meantime I will be living and learning as a college student(the fun part).

The 2012 Fiscal Cliff Simplified

For a college student and aspiring scientist, the talk of the 2012 fiscal cliff can be overwhelming underwhelming. Why should a college student or future scientist like me worry about the fiscal cliff? Should I worry about the price of Raumen noodles and milk suddenly inflating to $8 a gallon, or should I kiss my research funding goodbye…   The …

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Types of Dense Connective Tissue Simplified

Dense Regular Irregular

Dense connective tissue has the same makeup as loose connective tissue except there is less space occupied  by cells, and more densely packed with fibers. What’s Inside Connective Tissue Connective tissues contains a matrix and 3 types of fibers fibers. Matrix: Also known as the ground substance.  Matrix is produced by the cells of the tissue and can be fluid, gel-like, …

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Types of Loose Connective Tissue Simplified

The major function of loose connective tissue is to provide support to hold other tissues and organs in place. Loose connective tissue is “loosely”packed like its name suggests in  comparison to dense connective tissue. What’s Inside Loose Connective Tissue Connective tissues contains a mixture of 3 types of fibers. Collagenous fibers: Collagenous fibers provide strength. They are made of collagen …

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Cell Membrane Proteins Simplified

membrane proteins

The cell membrane can be simplified if you compare them to more familiar words. How about transmembrane proteins and trans...

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The Lac Operon Simplified

The Lac operon is a group of genes required for the transport and breakdown of lactose into energy in E. Coli. Bacterial cells cant afford to produce lactose related proteins when lactose is not available.

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Junctions Between Cells Simplified

When you look at the organization of any organism, the most simple unit of life is the cell. The cells group themselves into tissues and eventually organs and organs systems to make up an organism.

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End Of The World 3 Days Darkness Hoax

[easyrotator]erc_26_1356123826[/easyrotator] Now that people realize the Mayan Calender signaling the end of the world was just a very elaborate urban legend, a newer hoax suggesting that NASA has forecast 3 days of darkness has circulated around the web. The story goes something  like this: On December 21, 2012 there will be an alignment of the Earth, Sun, and the center …

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