Isolating Cell Signalling

Our topic this week was the MAPK pathways. Quite simply, the MAPK pathways are a series of signalling molecules that carry messages from outside sources into the cell’s nucleus. This signal is carried from a receptor on the surface of the cell activating a signalling molecule. After that signalling molecule is activated, a signal cascade…
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Aging, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s And Insulin

In class this week, we talked about the connection between Insulin, Diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease. In type 1 diabetes, the cells of the pancreas that create insulin stop producing it. One of the most common ways of combating this disease is to give regular insulin shots. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance: although…
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