By: Jessica Green, CAPS Chemistry and Biology Student Manager Say that you’re at your Soul Cycle class and you are working hard. Your muscles begin to burn, you’re damp with sweat, and your heart is pounding. How do all of these events effect the cells in your body? Your muscle fibers stretch and microtear, your … More Soul Cycle? How About Cell Cycle!
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By Erika Ann Baca In order for a cell to be able to take genetic material, DNA, and turn it into a functional protein, transcription and translation must occur. So what’s the difference? Let’s start with transcription. Transcription Transcription is the process of converting DNA into RNA. This process is completed by RNA polymerases that … More Transcription and Translation
by Kylie Disch and Lexi Mang, CAPS BIO 202 SI Leaders The basic definition of cancer is a disease that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth. Our bodies have mechanisms to control cell growth under normal conditions, but sometimes the machinery does not work. These situations are called mutations, and can be substitutions, chromosomal rearrangements, … More The Basics of Cancer Genetics
You just consumed a Frontier burrito that was the size of your head and you are wondering what your body is going to do with all that greasy goodness. Well, to put a complicated process into simple terms, cellular respiration occurs. What is cellular respiration? Cellular respiration is a series of metabolic processes that take … More How Your Body is Digesting That Frontier Burrito