Category Archives: Biochem applications in the world

BIOCHEMICAL WARFARE

Perhaps a bit mundane, but I have always been fascinated by the history, development and implications of war. As despicable as war is, our modern lives have been shaped by it: all technological advancements were done in the name of … Continue reading

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Vision

Continuing in the vein of biochemistry applications, there are very interesting “Impact on Biochemistry” sections in the Atkin’s Physical Chemistry textbook. For this post I chose the section on ‘Vision’ as it serves to edify oneself on the biochemical basis … Continue reading

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Malathion

The organophosphate malathion bind irreversbly to cholinesterase, which is responsible for the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft. Primarily used as an insecticide in agriculture, it also has uses as medical treatment in low doses for head … Continue reading

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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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TUNEL assay I found this research into assessment of DNA damage by antibody assays. A procedure known as a TUNEL assay uses antibodies to idenitfy strands of heat-denatured single stranded DNA.Possible outcomes of researching this information in the first place … Continue reading

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