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Uranium

Uranium Uranium () is a white/black metal lic chemical element in the actinide series of the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. It has 92 proton s and electron s, 6 of them valence electron s. It can have between 141 and 146 neutron s, with 143 and 146 in its most co more

Durian

Durian The durian () is the fruit of trees of the genus Durio belonging to the Malvaceae , a large family which includes hibiscus , okra , cotton , mallows and linden trees. Widely known and revered in Southeast Asia as the "King of Fruits," the fruit is distinctive for its large size, uniqu more

Antioxidant

Antioxidant glutathione . The yellow sphere is the redox-active sulfur atom that provides antioxidant activity, while the red, blue, white, and dark grey spheres represent oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon atoms, respectively. An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing th more

Action potential

Action potential . B. Actual recordings of action potentials are often distorted compared to the schematic view because of variations in electrophysiological techniques used to make the recording An action potential is a "spike" of positive and negative ionic discharge that travels along the membr more

RNA interference

RNA interference trims double stranded RNA, to form small interfering RNA or microRNA . These processed RNAs are incorporated into the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), which targets messenger RNA to prevent translation . RNA interference (RNAi) is a mechanism that inhibits gene expression more

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