Monthly Archives: March 2013

Konrad Emil Bloch (1912-2000)

Nobel Prize Winner Medicine or Physiology (1964). Was a prominent German American biochemist whose research into fatty acid and cholesterol metabolism¬† earned him the coveted award. He showed that all natural steroid-related substances in humans are synthesized from cholesterol.He also … Continue reading

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Peptide Bond Formation

A peptide bond is covalent in nature and is formed via the interaction of the carboxyl group of one amino acid with the amino group of another in a condensation reaction.

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Scientific Humour Part 2

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Careers

Just a little inspiration folks!!

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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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