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Biochemicals: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Biochemicals: May 14-21

Ancient chems

Structure from early ooze

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-structure-arose-in-the-primordial-soup/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150519

Full, free essay, link from Sci. Am.

Ether-based heredity possible

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/alien-life-would-have-rely-ethers-not-dna?et_cid=4570099&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, links from Biosci. Tech.

Proteins

Key problems in cystic fibrosis protein

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/key-component-protein-causes-cystic-fibrosis-identified?et_cid=4579022&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

This protein stabilizes optic neuron-brain connections

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/as_life_slips_by_why_eye_movement_doesnt_blur_the_picture

Press release from Univ. CA/SD


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May macromolecules: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 07, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May macromolecules: May 7-14

Chemicals here and there

Alexander Rich, famous molecular biologist dies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42911/title/Renowned-Molecular-Biologist-Dies/

Free obituary, image, links from The Scientist

Proteins for circadian cycle

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/05/study-reveals-link-between-protein-sleep-cycle?et_cid=4557537&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Binge drinking protein and alcohol withdrawal

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/brain-protein-linked-to-binge-drinking/81251256/

Full, free story, links from GEN

Structures

Collagen scaffolds to rebuild eardrums

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/sounding-out-scaffolds-eardrum-replacement?et_cid=4557987&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Protein stabilizes the chromosomes

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2015/05/black/

Press release from Univ. Penn


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Springing into chemicals: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Springing into chemicals: April 30-May 7

Proteins now

Enzyme strips A and B antigens from erythrocytes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/blood-type-altering-enzyme-could-make-anyone-a-universal-donor/81251215/

Complete, free report from GEN

Midbody protein important in cell division

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/novel-protein-function-finding-sheds-light-on-cell-division-malfunctions/81251214/

Full, free essay from GEN

Beginnings

Hot origins of nitrogenous bases

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/hot-start-origin-life?et_cid=4555047&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

A newer model for chemicals to early life

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/science/making-sense-of-the-chemistry-that-led-to-life-on-earth.html

Full, free story, images, links from The New York Times


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Spring biochemistry: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring biochemistry:  April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Protein initiates excessive  in eye vascularization

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27400-these-neonlit-cells-reveal-new-ways-of-preventing-blindness.html#.VTkpitJVhBc

Complete, free report, image from New Sci.

April 25 was DNA day

http://blog.oup.com/2015/04/dna-day-2015-genetics-gene-therapy-infographic/

Free infographic on DNA from Oxford Univ. Press


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Chemistry forever: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, April 20, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chemistry forever: April 16-23

Common organic solvents with endocrine impacts

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/apr/endocrine-disruption-hormones-benzene-solvents

Full, free essay from Environ. Health News

Oldest Neanderthal DNA found

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/04/oldest-ever-dna-sample-calcified-neanderthal-man?et_cid=4524853&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

DNA repair proteins imaged

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/new-lab-technique-reveals-structure-function-proteins-critical-dna-repair?et_cid=4522167&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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



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New biochemistry: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New biochemistry: April 9-16

Simpler chemicals

New bone from hydroxyapatite cement

http://rt.com/news/246885-bone-tissue-regeneration-cement/

Short, free item, images from RT

Serotonin from gut bacteria

http://www.caltech.edu/news/microbes-help-produce-serotonin-gut-46495

Press release, link to original abstract from Caltech

Proteins

Imaging antibodies using NMR

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/nmr-fingerprinting-monoclonal-antibodies?et_cid=4516769&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from R&D mag.

The key to ongoing youth? metalloproteinase inhibition

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/breast-cancer-research-uncovers-fountain-youth?et_cid=4507669&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Tau mainly the villain in Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/04/tau-main-culprit-alzheimers-say-two-studies?et_cid=4509918&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Collagen

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42640/title/Image-of-the-Day--Strong-Skin/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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April in chemistry: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

April in chemistry: April 2-9

Sweat activates this perfume

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/scientists-develop-perfume-activated-sweat?et_cid=4496243&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

The chemistry of body odor

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/b-o-gives-up-its-stinky-secrets/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150403

Full, free essay, audio file, link from Sci. Am.


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New biochemistry: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 27, 2015
Updated: Friday, March 27, 2015

New biochemistry: March 26-April 2

Low estrogen and heart attacks in men

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/03/mens-heart-disease-partly-due-low-estrogen?et_cid=4485204&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Unstable protein in human diseases

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/protein-shake?et_cid=4485139&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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


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Chemistry this week: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chemistry this week: March 19-26

Chemicals here and there

Alkyphenols, endocrine disruptors in the Great Lakes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hormone-mimicking-chemicals-found-throughout-great-lakes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150323

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Proteins only

Tau and Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/study-thousands-brains-reveals-tau-driver-alzheimers?et_cid=4480810&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Is there an irisin myth?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42493/title/Irisin-Skepticism-Goes-Way-Back/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist


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New horizons in chemistry: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New horizons in chemistry: March 12-19

Did amino acids and ribonucleotides arise simultaneously?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42472/title/On-the-Origins-of-Life/

Short, free item, links from The scientist

DNA copier self-regulates

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-copy-machine-has-power-save-mode/81251029/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

What do microRNAs do?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/The-Many-Hats-Worn-by-microRNAs/biotechniques-343448.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=0d403d07e0-microRNA-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-0d403d07e0-87291326#.VQh229JVhBc

Full, free essay, image, references from BioTechniq.

Newly-discovered protein in embryogenesis

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/brains-or-skin?et_cid=4465670&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.


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