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Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Better biochemicals: July 31-Aug. 7


Some fatty acids more risky than others

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Biosci. Tech.

DDT (insecticide) linked to type II diabetes and obesity

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
PLoS One

Low testosterone and complex communication in humans

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Chemical grab bag

Serotonin receptor's X-ray structure determined

Complete, free report from
R&D Mag.

Fun, easy demonstrations
Free video from MSN

More molecules: July 24-31

Proteins and polypeptides

New peptide could stop Alzheimer

​Complete, free report, image from
R&D Mag.

A peptide to renew beta cells in the pancreatic islets

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

TRAP-1 protein lacking : slower aging and lower cancer risk

Full, free item from GEN

Nucleic acids

This RNA regulates apoptosis

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A bounty of biochemicals: July 17-24

Nucleic acids and nitrogenous bases

Problems using micro-RNA for phylogenetic tree

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Unnatural nitrogenous base pairs work well

Short, free note from
Sci. Am.


Actin's structure at atomic level determined

​Full, free essay, image from
R&D Mag.

Giant protein mapped: Anaphase promoting complex

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Looking at chemicals: July 10-17
Cross-membrane cell proteins dancing to music!

Complete, free essay, video from
Biosci. Tech.

Complex proteome

Full, free story, reference from The Scientist

Novel protein linked to Alzheimer Disease

Full, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Biochemistry and A&P this week: July 3-10
Removing these parts of the protein and blood clotting

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R&D Mag.

This cell stress protein at nexus of apoptosis or life

Complete, free report, reference from The Scientist

Better biochemical news: June 26-July 3
Thanks this week to 'net detective Brian Salisbury

Nucleic acids

Micro-RNA puts the breaks on osteoclasts

Full, free report from GEN 

How does DNA protect itself from UV light?

Full, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

More biochemicals

What is the structure of milk when it is being digested?

Full, free report from
Sci. Daily

Protein ASC in clumps and the spread of inflammation

Complete, free article, images, references from The Scientist

Biochemical news: June 19-June 26

Cut the methane in the gut, increase insulin sensitivity

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Drug discov. & develop.

Detecting meth and its relatives

Full, free story, link from Sci. Am.

Get clued in on chemistry: June 12-19

Tip-link protein in "hair cells" of cochlea

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The dance of the proteins: confirmational changes

Complete, free report, images from GEN

A bounty of biochemistry: June 5-12

Simpler molecules

Urinating in a swimming pool can damage the lungs? See how:

Full, free article, links from
Sci. Am.


Cadherins form catch bonds between cells

Complete, free essay, image, link to original abstract from
R&D Mag.

Major actor in DNA repair, transcription also

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Huntington Disease protein spreads to healthy cells

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Self-assembling nanomachines from proteins

Press release from Univ. Washington

Contemporary biochem.: May 29-June 5

How is your biochemistry grammar?

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Is this the fountain-of-youth protein?

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Human proteome draft complete

Free abstract from Nature

Chemicals to the rescue: May 22-29

Why does eumelanin absorbs light so well?

Full, free report from R&D Mag.

Prions and Alzheimer disease

Full, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Polydopamine changes RBC antigens--wide range of recipients then?

Short, free item, images from Chem. World

Biochemistry this week: May 15-22
Thanks to 'net detective Vuvi Ngoyen

General chemistry notes

Anti-sense oligonucleotide reversed Alzheimer in mice

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Drug discov. & develop.

The role of carbon monoxide in deep sea mammals

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Chemistry fun with Fallon

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Protein news

Toxic protein at fault in progeria

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Key protein in embryonic ear development

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Drug discov. & develop.

This RNA starts translation by binding to repressor proteins

Short, free item, links from The Scientist

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