Biochemistry

  • The Science Behind Fatal Water Intoxication

    Many people think fatal water intoxication is a myth. However, it is a true medical condition. So, read on to learn about it.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 29, 2010 

  • A Whiff at What Causes Flatulence

    It's an ill wind that sometimes blows across the room, but don't worry you're not to blame. Flatulence has a number of causes and one of them is the bacteria that live inside you. Read on to find out more about what causes flatulence.
    By Paul Arnold June 22, 2010 

  • Exploring the Causes of Smelly Feet

    Foot odor can clear a room in seconds. The overwhelming stench that can wilt a flower from ten paces is caused by amongst other things poor personal hygiene and excessive sweating. Find out more about the causes of smelly feet and the problems of sweaty...
    By Paul Arnold June 21, 2010 


  • An Overview of the Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum

    Lean about the bacterium Clostridium botulinum - where it lives, and the potential harm it can do to humans.
    By Rafael December 22, 2009 

  • Chromosomal Abnormalities: Reciprocal and Robertsonian Translocations

    This article provides the reader with an overview of two chromosomal abnormalities; reciprocal and Robertsonian translocations, along with a discussion about how translocations impact fertility.
    By alisonc December 15, 2009 

  • Telomerase Enzymes and Aging

    Want to find out how to boost human longevity? Look at the genomes of some very old people and see if they have some genetic or biochemical factors that ordinary mortals do not. And what do you find? High levels of an enzyme called telomerase...
    By Paul Arnold November 16, 2009 


  • Facts About Proteins

    Did you know that proteins are nanoparticles? Or, that proteins have levels of increasing complexity in structure? Find out more about these and many other interesting facts about proteins and protein structure.
    By Rafael September 5, 2009 

  • What is the Blood Brain Barrier?

    The blood brain barrier is a semi-permeable barrier that acts as a physical obstacle as well as being a cellular transport system. It prevents harmful substances such as bacteria from entering the brain, but allows the passage of essential nutrients...
    By Paul Arnold August 11, 2009 

  • Jean-Martin Charcot and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

    Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) was an outstanding French neurologist, and a scientist whose studies had a powerful influence on the countless numbers of researchers who followed him. He made important contributions to the study of multiple sclerosis...
    By Paul Arnold August 7, 2009 

  • The Discoveries of Disease-Causing Bacteria: Part 2

    Time to set sail on another voyage of discovery in the microbial world. This is the second article in a two-part series about famous scientists in biology who have isolated some of the microbes that we share the planet with. In many cases the knowledge...
    By Paul Arnold August 7, 2009 
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