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12 molecular machines of Christmas | Beta amyloid protein

The coming together of proteins to form molecular machines is essential to life. But these protein complexes are often quite weakly bound Today’s molecular machine, well…actually it’s more of a spanner in the works. The beta amyloid protein can form a complex with itself, and so it stacks together and forms a very strong interaction. […]

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Practice Problem: Assigning Molecular Structure From an NMR Spectrum

for today’s problem we’re gonna be looking at NMR spectroscopy. this is an NMR spectrum that is going to correspond to a compound that has the empirical formula C4H9Br so we know that there are different structural isomers that can correspond to C4H9Br so we’re going to want to draw, to be able to figure […]

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Did You Know – Genetic Testing Can Identify Cancer Genes

Did you know cancer experts recommend women over 30 to get genetically tested for breast and ovarian cancer? Currently, the medical community recommends those only with a family history of cancer to get genetically tested, but now some experts think every woman over 30 should be tested. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are independent genes that can […]

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Orientation to the Molecular Structure of Norovirus

Orientation to the Molecular Structure of Norovirus Norovirus is the leading cause of acute viral gastroenteritis and is responsible for up to half of all foodborne disease in the US. One way scientists attempt to understand the virus is through analyzing its structure. Early visualizations were made using immune electron microscopy and based upon these […]

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