The Krebs cycle is necessary for life. Read on to learn more about this important process and how it occurs.
Learning about biochemistry and the chemical processes of living beings is easy with BrightHub’s collection of helpful articles in the Genetics Channel. Read about the structure of cells, molecules, proteins, lipids and more written in an easy-to-undetsand style by teachers, students and researchers.
Proteins formed during the translational process are require to go through various post-translational modifications to make them functional. Learn the mechanisms that take place during protein folding and processing.
Lean about the bacterium Clostridium botulinum – where it lives, and the potential harm it can do to humans.
They fascinate children almost everywhere, and during our lifetimes our noses will produce thousands of them from the gallons of mucus we pump out. But what causes boogers and just what are boogers?
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 smelly feet.
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.
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 and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
This article takes a look at the mutant strain of the Pseudomonas syringae bacteria that is popularly known as ice-minus bacteria. Ice-minus bacteria are interesting to researchers and farmers as the microbes prevent the formation of frost on precious crops.
The person who develops a truly effective cellulite cure will become a billionaire overnight. Cosmetic companies claim their cellulite treatments work, but there is little, if any supporting evidence in the scientific literature. Understanding the genetics of cellulite might just be the answer.
Telomeres are repetitive regions of DNA at the tips of chromosomes. Understanding how they function could help to slow down the ageing process. Find out how with our telomere FAQ.
Telomerase is a crucial enzyme that controls and maintains telomeres. These are the tips of chromosomes that a) protect DNA from molecular attack and b) prevent strands of genetic material from sticking to each other. The enzyme is active in stem cells, germ cells, and tumour cells.
What happens to prepared DNA samples in gel electrophoresis? Discover the straightforward facts behind the mysterious science of DNA comparison.