All Biological chemistry articles – Page 6

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    Chemistry and food security

    This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario:This resource will give your students an introduction to food safety and DNA analysis. It is based on DNA and ...

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    Pheromones

    Suggest some chemical and physical properties of a pheromone described and answer some problems related to it.

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    Hair

    Estimate the approximate rate of growth of human hair in ms⁻¹ and use this figure to estimate the number of amino acid molecules which are incorporated in a growing hair every second.

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    Catalase

    From a text, solve four problems related to the enzyme catalase.

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    Citronellol

    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    There are no flies on Emma Stoye

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    Gluten

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Ida Emilie Steinmark investigates a compound found inside some of our favourite foods, but unable to be enjoyed by everyone

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    The origin of life

    2016-05-04T00:00:00Z

    How did molecules turn into living organisms? Paul MacLellan investigates

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    Chemistry and the Human Genome

    This book offers an account of the chemical science that underlies the publication of the draft sequence of the human genome.

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    QuantiCorp R&D: new products

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    This C/PBL resource involves an investigation into catalysis and conducting polymers for the production of biosensors. Students are challenged to develop a biosensor based on a conducting polymer in the context of an R&D department in a high-tech company. 

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    The chemistry and biology of nucleic acids - eBook

    A free online book on the chemistry and biology of nucleic acids. It covers the key chemistry and biology of oligonucleotides and nucleic acids, incuding pharmaceutical applications. The book is ideal for chemistry and biology students and also provides practical information for researchers working in the lab.

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    Making plastic from potato starch

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    Try this class practical to make a plastic using potato starch and investigate the effects of adding a ‘plasticiser’. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Fermentation of glucose using yeast

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    Use this class practical to investigate the fermentation of glucose by yeast and test for the presence of ethanol. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Testing for catalase enzymes

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    Try this class experiment to detect the presence of enzymes as they catalyse the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Chemistry stinks - class smelling activity

    This class practical introduces concepts of chemistry and smell. A number of common chemicals with distinctive smells have been chosen to help students get their nose around different functionalities in chemistry. This is done via a series of solutions, which can be smelled using smelling sticks.

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    Making glue from milk

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    Try this class practical to prepare a polymer glue from milk using the protein casein. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Large molecules

    The Inspirational chemistry chapter ‘Large molecules’. This chapter suggests games, activities, practicals and demonstrations for teaching various topics, such as polmers, emulsifiers and textile conservation.

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    Scurvy - the mystery disease

    2015-04-30T15:04:03Z

    This resource contains activities for students which uses the story of scurvy to investigate the scientific method, and how science was done in the past.

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    The ‘blue bottle’ experiment

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    In this demonstration, the redox indicator Methylene blue can be oxidised many times by shaking. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Other infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics that cover a wide variety of topics. These infographics would make a valuable addition to any science classroom. Topics include: the science of sunscreen; what the chemical composition of smartphones and British coins are; and potential indicators of ‘bad science’ in ...

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    Alcohol chemistry infographics

    2015-04-10T15:02:00Z In association with

    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the chemistry of wine and beer, which would be a valuable addition to any science classroom.