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Differentiation between Nucleotide and Nucleoside Discerning between nucleosides and nucleotides may be quite tricky. Hydrolysis of the phosphate group of a nucleotide yields the nucleoside.Nucleotides are the building blocks of amino acids: the link gives a brief overview accompanied by … Continue reading

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Eicosanoids Eicosanoids are derived from omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and are involved in many aspects of inflammation and immunity. There are four types: leukotrienes, prostaglandins, prostacyclins and thromboxanes. This link provides an easy to follow overview of the … 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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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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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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3D map of a eukayotic cell This biochem course began with the fundamentals of cell structure. Here is a quick look at the structure of a eukaryotic cell in 3 dimensions and a brief overview of the particulars of organelle … Continue reading

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