Site Admin »
Member Login »
Feature Story
We all know that lions give birth to cubs, dogs to puppies, cats to kittens, and humans to babies. Most people realize that it is due to the biological instructions held in our DNA. What few people understand, however, are the biological occurrences in DNA and what happens to those sequences as we age. Dr. Marco Bisoffi, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences at Chapman University, expanded on that topic during a Chapman Visiting Scholars Series lecture on March 12th in front of a group of NAC scholars.
 
Conduct a quick search in Google or Bing for “DNA,” and a familiar image will appear: the double helix, that when unwound, looks like a ladder. To better understand Dr. Bisoffi’s presentation and how DNA affects aging, it might help to know a thing or two about DNA. DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic acid, is made up of two sets of polynucleotides that are made of simpler units called nucleotides. This thread-like design is tightly packaged together and forms an X-shaped structure that we call chromosomes.
 
Click here to read more. 

 

   
Current News & Events
Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce Honors NAC Executive Director Rosa Diaz as a Difference Maker
A simple philosophy can go a long way. “Tikkun olam,” a Hebrew phrase that literally translates to “world repair,” inspired now-retired Superior Court Judge and NAC...
Chapman University’s Dr. Bisoffi Provides Insight on Cancer and Aging
We all know that lions give birth to cubs, dogs to puppies, cats to kittens, and humans to babies. Most people realize that it is due to the biological instructions held in our DNA. What...
NAC Scholars Place First at MESA Model Airplane Contest
Two NAC scholars faced the challenge of creating a model airplane that was to meet or surpass the expectations of the judges at the 2015-2016 MESA Balsa Wood Model Airplane Contest. How...
Students Rise for Revolution: One Billion Rising
It wasn’t a typical Valentine’s Day in Santa Ana’s busy downtown. Chants demanding an end to violence against women echoed off the historic buildings, amplifying the message...
Director of Higher Education Services Earns National Recognition
The doors had just been unlocked, the curtains raised, and the lights turned on during a chilly Southern California winter morning at NAC 1. Maria Cortes, Director of Higher Education Services,...