All Biological chemistry articles – Page 3

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    You are what you ate

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    This C/PBL resource looks at the metabolic causes and incidence of obesity in the cultural and social environment within which students, tutors, and institutions operate. Students are presented with a problem, the growing incidence of obesity, in a real life context in which the core subject, metabolic chemistry, plays a ...

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    AfL: Do vitamin pills really work?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    Chemistry's interfaces: nutrition

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    This C/PBL resource is an introduction to some of the most important aspects of chemical biology. Its introduces students to a number of important chemical structures which play major biological roles within human metabolism. 

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    Advanced Medicinal Chemistry

    This course material gives real-life examples of drug discovery and information on the drug discovery process through an industrial context, produced by Dr Ray Leslie of NTU and AstraZeneca.

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    Measuring vitamin C in food

    Get your students to test their fruit and vegetables for vitamin C using simple kitchen equipment and household items

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Nurofen

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    Link the post-16 topics of bonding and solubility, isomerisation and reactions of organic functional groups to the topic of analgesics. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding.

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    Challenging Medicines: Physiochemical Properties - Practicals

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    Practical experiments associated with the handouts for Physiochemical Properties. Investigating the dissolution, pKₐ and rates of hydrolysis of everyday tablets are covered.

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    Molecules against malaria

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    This medicinal chemistry case study is designed to introduce students to the development of antimalarial 4-aminoquinolines and the early stages of drug discovery and development. It focuses on antimalarial 4-aminoquinolines (4-AQs) and involves an introduction to malaria, its causes, societal impact and the need for new drugs. It then presents ...

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    Challenging Medicines: Body Chemistry

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    Medicines and the development of pharmaceutical drugs have the potential to help us take on the challenge of human health - Improving and maintaining accessible health, including disease prevention.

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    Challenging Medicines: Introduction/Pedagogical Overview

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    Medicines and the development of pharmaceutical drugs have the potential to help us take on the challenge of human health - Improving and maintaining accessible health, including disease prevention.

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    Challenging Medicines: Physiochemical Properties

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    These resource sheets look at the different physiochemical properties of medicines. Pharmacokinetic processes, dissolution, ionisation and dissociation are all covered here.

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    The rhythm of life

    2017-12-11T08:49:00Z

    Emma Davies explores how unravelling the complex mechanisms of the body clock has led to some fascinating discoveries and a 2017 Nobel prize

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    Exceptional enzymes

    2017-08-29T11:18:00Z

    New biological catalysts could deliver useful chemicals chemistry cannot make

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    Edible experiments: The heat is on

    Why are chillies and mustard hot, but taste different? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: The heat ...

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    Edible experiments: Tooth furry

    What causes that ‘furry’ teeth feeling when eating spinach? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Tooth furry ...

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    Edible experiments: Supertaster

    Do we all experience exactly the same flavours? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Supertaster video ...

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    Edible experiments: Investigating invertase

    How are fondant centres in chocolate created? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible Experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Investigating invertase video ...

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    Edible experiments: Earth's perfume

    What is the chemical responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: ...

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    Edible experiments: Candy coatings

    How do beetles help to make certain sweets? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Candy coatings video ...

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    Edible experiments: Blowing hot and cold

    Why do spicy foods tasts hot and minty foods taste cold? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible Experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: ...