Introduction to Biochemistry

Introduction to Biochemistry

Hey, it’s professor Dave, let’s talk about biochemistry. What is biochemistry? Is it biology? Is it chemistry? Well as you might guess, it’s sort of in-between, quite literally in terms of size. In the great panoply of the sciences, biochemistry sits right here. If we go smaller we get into small molecules made of just …

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Will Synthetic Vitamins Make Me Explode?

Will Synthetic Vitamins Make Me Explode?

we hear the words natural and synthetic all the time when talking about food, medicine, clothes and other things. but what do they mean? if you took a poll most people would tell you that natural has to do with their juice cleanse organic groceries, yoga and other healthy activities but for synthetic they’ll warn …

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Transcription and Translation: From DNA to Protein

Transcription and Translation: From DNA to Protein

Hey it’s professor Dave, let’s talk about DNA transcription and translation. Now that we understand the structure of DNA it’s time to understand exactly how this molecule codes for a particular organism. How is it that a single cell containing a specific set of genetic material will result in the development of a fish or …

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Protein Structure

Protein Structure

Hey guys, it’s Professor Dave, I want to tell you about proteins. So we know about amino acids, and these are the monomers that will form proteins, which are also known as polypeptides. Proteins are polymers of amino acids, and they are the most diverse type of biomolecule in your body. Different kinds of proteins …

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