Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry

While studying some physical chemistry I came across a relevant process to the topic of enthalpy in differential scanning calorimetry. The above image shows the instrument used and the premise is such that it measures the energy transferred as heat … Continue reading

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Scientific Humour

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Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

LEMS, as the title above is abbreviated to, is a neuromuscular junction disease characterized by muscle weakness of the limbs due to autoimmune effects,namely the attack by antibodies of the calcium gated voltage channels of the junction. Less acetylcholine can … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by a progressive loss of cognitive function with concomittant increase in neuropsychiatric and behavioural changes.  Essentially the synaptical transmission of neurotransmitters, vital for the relaying of electrical impulses that convey information across the central … Continue reading

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Building Blocks

Amino acids are significant biological compunds; essentially they are the building blocks of life and are the monomers of proteins. They contain amine and carboxylic functional groups and bear specific R group side chains. Asparagine was the first amino acid … Continue reading

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First Lab

Laboratory work in any course is a particularly vital hands-on approach that demonstrates concepts and teaches students the practical aspects that lead to resultant theory that is taught in class or found in other information resources. In BIOL 1362, as … Continue reading

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Immunoglobulin G

IgG is an isotype of antibodies produced and secreted by plasma B cells. Its structure,as seen in the accompanying image, consists of two identical heavy and two identical light chains (4 polypeptides in all), connected by disulfide bridges. Each IgG … Continue reading

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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/30/excessive-fructose-causes-obesity-and-cancer.aspx We all know the implications of  diets high in sugar; this article highlights the concern over the prevalence of high fructose corn syrup in many processed foods, and its influence on the well-being of individuals and the detriment to … Continue reading

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Fischer and Haworth Projections of Glucose

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