All Biological chemistry articles – Page 10

  • Sweets
    The Mole

    Glucose

    2012-05-01T11:23:00Z

    Prepare to be energised as Phillip Broadwith describes one of life’s energy sources and explains its connection with diabetes

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    Feature

    What's in your strawberries?

    2012-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Why are strawberries so irresistible? Do the strawberries you pick in the wild really taste nicer than shop-bought ones?

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    Soundbite

    Vancomycin

    2012-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.

  • Chirality in sugars
    Exhibition chemistry

    Chirality in sugars

    2012-01-01T00:00:00Z

    A simple, effective chiral molecule experiment

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    Feature

    Ruthenium compounds as anticancer agents

    2012-01-01T00:00:00Z

    New ruthenium-based compounds with fewer and less severe side effects, could replace longstanding platinum-based anticancer drugs

  • Man's head replaced by cloud
    The Mole

    Can chemistry help you to forget?

    2011-11-01T16:29:00Z

    On screen chemistry with Jonathan Hare

  • The sun setting over the earth
    Feature

    Molybdenum and evolution

    2011-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Recent discoveries indicate that our atmosphere was not always oxygen rich - molybdenum could have been the limiting factor in the evolution of life on earth

  • The genius of Van Gogh: Starry Night
    Feature

    Vincent van Gogh, chemistry and absinthe

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The consumption of absinthe was once banned due to its reputation as a mysterious psychoactive drink. What does it contain? Was it responsible for the death of Van Gogh?

  • Ginger
    Soundbite

    Ginger

    2011-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives

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    Feature

    Iron ocean seeding

    2010-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Carbon sequestration - the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - is an active area of research

  • Wooden legs of a pier
    The Mole

    Boring Gribbles

    2010-05-01T16:03:00Z

    Scientists may have found a way to stop gribbles boring into seaside piers

  • Tomorrow's vaccines - designed and made in the lab
    Feature

    Synthetic vaccines

    2010-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The design of synthetic vaccines offers a more systematic approach to vaccine therapy for many illnesses, including cancer, and even drug addiction

  • Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushrooms - the basic ingredient of ancient ritual drinks
    Feature

    The drink of the Gods

    2010-03-01T00:00:00Z

    The psychedelic effects of fly agaric mushrooms

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    Feature

    Five rings good, four rings bad

    2010-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Fifty years ago steroid abuse among sportsmen and women was a serious problem. Today, thanks to the skills of analytical chemists, the sporting cheats rarely win

  • A woman with her arms out in the sun
    The Mole

    The sunshine vitamin

    2009-11-01T11:37:00Z

    Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin, but what is vitamin D, why is it so important, and what evidence is there to link it to such a range of illnesses?

  • Chilli peppers
    The Mole

    Capsaicin

    2009-11-01T09:25:00Z

    Capsaicin is responsible for the hot taste of chilli peppers. It can also relieve pain, is used in pepper spray and as a performance-enhancing drug for horses, so it certainly qualifies as a magnificent molecule

  • A professional cyclist before a dark sky
    The Mole

    EPO

    2009-09-01T11:56:00Z

    John Johnston investigates this oft abused hormone

  • A woman sneezing
    The Mole

    Pandemic swine flu

    2009-09-01T10:47:00Z

    Should we be worried by the pandemic this autumn and winter?

  • Green fluorescent protein
    Feature

    Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy

    2009-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Scientists are using this non-invasive technique to cast light on the workings of living cells to learn more about the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer, allergies and immune responses

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    Exhibition chemistry

    Soap from bacon - the dangers of alkaline solutions

    2009-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Demonstrations designed to capture the student's imagination