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Modern biochemistry: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, 3 hours ago

Modern biochemistry: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

 

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Progress in biochemistry: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: 19 hours ago

Progress in biochemistry: Aug. 20-27

DNA

How these DNA proofreading proteins function

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/researchers-describe-how-dna-proofreader-proteins-muts-and-mutl-work/81251652/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

‚ÄčProteins

The Fountain of Youth protein

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/study-fountain-youth-protein-points-possible-human-health-benefit?et_cid=4769596&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug. discov. & develop.

Remove this protein, myelin faster

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/brain-equation-subtract-protein-generate-myelin-making-cells?et_cid=4752760&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Structure of tumor suppressing protein determined

http://www.cmu.edu/mcs/news/pressreleases/2015/0820-PTEN-Structure.html

Press release, image from Carnegie Mellon

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Biochemistry this week: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Biochemistry this week: Aug. 13-20

Proteins

Adhesion protein helps in cell migration

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/adhesion-protein-plays-double-agent-key-role-in-cell-migration/81251634/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

Cardiac troponin as a predictor of heart disease

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1415921

Abstract, graphics from New Engl. j. Med.

Not necessarily proteins

What is chemophobia?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/don-t-let-chemophobia-phobia-poison-our-communications/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150818

Full, free blog, images, links from Sci. Am.

Opioids synthesis from a sugar by yeast!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43739/title/Yeast-Based-Opioid-Production-Completed/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

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Look at these chemicals: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Look at these chemicals: Aug. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Norepinephrine activates astrocytes

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stress-hormone-kicks-brain-cells-gear

Short, free item, image, link to original abstract from New Sci.

A better nitrate test kit

http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2015/august/making-better-nitrate-test-kit.html

Press release, video from Michigan Tech.

 

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Summer biochemicals: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer biochemicals: July 30-Aug. 6

Enzyme, linked to Alzheimer, inhibited by this protein

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/naturally-occurring-protein-fragment-found-brain-inhibits-key-enzyme-implicated-alzheimers?et_cid=4699779&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.


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Update on chemistry: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 27, 2015

Update on chemistry: July 23-30

Beautiful chemicals

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78983

Press release from NSF

Registry for bad reagents

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chemists-start-web-site-fingering-substances-that-ruin-experiments/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150723

Complete, free report, link from Sci. Am.

 

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Quick chemistry: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Quick chemistry: July 16-23

Polypeptides and proteins

Slower beta amyloid turnover with age

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43579/title/Delayed-Turnover/

Short, free story, links, image from The Scientist

Polypeptides from drying mud puddles

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2015/07/19/finding-origins-life-drying-puddle

Press release, video from Georgia Inst. Tech.

Nucleic acids

Improved method of modeling RNA dynamics

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/follow-the-bouncing-rna/81251525/

Complete, free report, links, images from GEN

 

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Your biochemistry: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 13, 2015

Your biochemistry: July 9-16

These RNA's protect against transposons

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-protection-inches-from-cytoplasm-to-nucleus/81251492/

Complete, free report, image, links from GEN



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Summer by the chemical beach: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer by the chemical beach: July 2-9

Microglobulin promotes aging

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.3898.html

Free abstract images from Nature

 

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Firecracker chemicals: June 25-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Firecracker chemicals: June 25-July 2

Cell membranes, artifically created, divide

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/scientists-create-synthetic-membranes-grow-living-cells?et_cid=4651640&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from R&D Mag.

Insulin increases GABA receptors

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/how-insulin-calms-brain-activity?et_cid=4666676&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

This enzyme attacks gluten at low pH

http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/v110/n6/full/ajg201597a.html

Free abstract from Nature

 

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