Biochemistry – Page 18

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    Podcast

    Ketamine

    2014-02-19T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton explores a dance-scene drug that was designed for horses, ketamine

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    Feature

    The art of alternatives

    2014-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Recent years have seen great advances in alternatives to animal tests, yet we still need a giant leap to full replacement, as Emma Davies reports

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    Feature

    Nature's navigation system

    2013-11-21T00:00:00Z

    What’s the clever chemistry behind the magnetic mechanisms that allow birds and other animals to navigate? Anthony King takes a look

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    Opinion

    Target acquired

    2013-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Knowing a drug’s exact biochemistry has never been a prerequisite for approval, says Derek Lowe, and nor should it be

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    Feature

    Survival in the freezer

    2013-05-02T00:00:00Z

    How do animals survive in the extreme cold? James Mitchell Crow investigates the proteins that do the job

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    Feature

    What does DNA do?

    2013-04-24T00:00:00Z

    The more we learn about DNA, the less we seem to know, as Philip Ball discovers

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    Feature

    Deadly mushroom chemistry

    2013-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Can you tell the difference between a tasty paddy straw mushroom and a toxic death cap? Emma Shiells talks to the experts about the potentially deadly chemistry hidden in those gills

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    Feature

    Phenome Centre goes for gold

    2013-02-15T00:00:00Z

    Andy Extance finds out how British researchers are turning Olympic anti-doping facilities into a world-leading facility to understand the links between metabolism, chemicals and health

  • Book cover - Essentials of biochemistry
    Review

    Essentials of biochemistry

    2012-12-07T00:00:00Z

    Biochemistry

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    Podcast

    Acetone

    2012-12-05T00:00:00Z

    Where munitions meet manicures

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    News

    Analytical test for shellfish poisoning saves 14,000 mice

    2012-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Liquid chromatography technique could save a million animal tests a year if rolled out globally

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    Feature

    A signal honour

    2012-10-18T00:00:00Z

    The 2012 Nobel prize in chemistry was awarded to Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors. Phillip Broadwith looks at the molecular machinery underpinning cell signalling 

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    Feature

    The golden helix

    2012-10-10T00:00:00Z

    The discovery of the importance and structure DNA was more than just Crick and Watson’s eureka moment. Mike Sutton untangles the tale of life’s molecular mysteries 

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    Opinion

    Chemical biology comes of age

    2012-09-13T00:00:00Z

    Changing attitudes and increased support mean chemical biology research has a bright future, says Andy Merritt

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    Podcast

    Chlorophyll

    2012-07-18T00:00:00Z

     The source of life for virtually every living thing

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    Podcast

    Cholesterol

    2012-07-11T00:00:00Z

     

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    Podcast

    Cocaine

    2012-06-20T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton on the 'lifestyle' drug that can be detected on 'most' banknotes

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    Opinion

    Moral molecules?

    2012-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Is there a case for regulating the ‘trust’ hormone?

  • Feature

    Life, but not as we know it

    2012-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Biology has been pretty successful at creating life, but now chemistry wants a crack at it

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    Research

    Mystery of green bacon solved

    2012-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Scientists have used x-ray diffraction to determine the structure of the nitrite burn on bacon