All Biological chemistry articles – Page 9

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    On This Day - Feb 15 : von Euler-Chelpin was born

    He shared the 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Arthur Harden for their investigations on the fermentation of sugar and on fermentative enzymes.

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    On This Day - Feb 09 : Jacques Monod was born

    Jacques Monod, François Jacob and André Lwoff received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965 for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis.

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    Rise of molecular machines

    2012-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Chemists are putting molecules to work in ways only limited by our imagination

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    AfL: How do scientists grow crystals?

    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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    Toxic amino acids

    2012-07-01T00:00:00Z

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

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    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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    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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    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.

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    Chirality in sugars

    2012-01-01T00:00:00Z

    A simple, effective chiral molecule experiment

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    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

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    Can chemistry help you to forget?

    2011-11-01T16:29:00Z

    On screen chemistry with Jonathan Hare

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    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

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    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?

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    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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    Iron ocean seeding

    2010-09-01T00:00:00Z

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

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    Boring Gribbles

    2010-05-01T16:03:00Z

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

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    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

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    The drink of the Gods

    2010-03-01T00:00:00Z

    The psychedelic effects of fly agaric mushrooms

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    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

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    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?