Biochemistry

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  • Synapse Chemistry - Synapse illustration
    Feature

    The chemistry of synapses

    8 June 2018

    Scientists are decoding the brain’s exquisite molecular machinery – but there is still a long way to go, finds Andy Extance

  • Spider web
    Podcast

    Spidroin

    7 June 2018

    Kat Arney on your friendly neighbourhood spider silk protein

  • Peppercorns in a wooden spoon
    Podcast

    Piperine

    31 May 2018

    Jamie Durrani on the compound that gives pepper its characteristic kick

  • Early to mid 20th century product tins most visibly one from Folger's Golden Gate Cream Tartar, Edmonds Historical Museum, Edmonds, Washington, USA.
    Podcast

    Potassium bitartrate

    24 May 2018

    Brian Clegg with the winemaking byproduct that may be lurking in your larder

  • Understanding Alzheimer's - Amyloid plaques
    Feature

    Understanding Alzheimer’s

    11 May 2018

    After hundreds of failed drug candidates, James Mitchell Crow asks if this is the last roll of the dice for the amyloid theory of Alzheimer’s disease

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    Feature

    The molecular basis of circadian rhythms

    4 May 2018

    Every cell of every organism has its own little clock, but what makes it tick? Fiona Case finds out

  • Slices of beetroot
    News

    Beetroot beats route to Alzheimer's

    2 May 2018

    Betanin, the compound that gives beetroot it’s distinctive purple colour, may slow the process of protein misfolding that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease

  • Cycling road race – from behind
    Podcast

    Triamcinolone

    20 April 2018

    Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the corticosteroid triamcinolone

  • Cyclists in a road race
    Podcast

    Acetylcysteine

    12 April 2018

    How a versatile drug that helps manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose found itself at the centre of a cycling scandal

  • Huaorani hunter using a traditional blowpipe
    Podcast

    Curare and ouabain

    6 April 2018

    Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons