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The breadth of biochemistry

In this course we have only been able to touch upon a few examples of topics in biochemistry, and there are many others in which biochemists are making significant developments. …

Plants v Explosives

We have already seen that the combination of biochemistry and synthetic biology methods is offering novel ways to solve problems across the world. Some of these solutions are occurring in …

Synthetic biology explained

From selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic biology. The international nature of scientific research is …

Natural products as antibiotics

Here, we highlight how natural products provide many of the medicines that are widely used today. What are natural products? Many of these natural products come from strains of bacteria …

Measuring vitamin C

The experiment outlined below allows measurement of the levels of vitamin C in any solutions. The experiments will measure the levels of the vitamin in aqueous solutions (i.e. samples made …

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient and we all need enough of it in our diet if we are to stay healthy. Along with some other animals, we have to …

Natural antioxidants: Vitamin C

Many natural products found in foods directly influence reactions that are involved in cellular metabolism. This is the case for some of the vitamins that are found widely in foods, …

Natural products: Current research

Biochemical methods will provide key advances in assisting healthy living and in improving pharmaceutical technologies. Over the next steps of this course, we highlight this by discussing the importance of …

The current status of bioenergy – Mathieu Flamini

As we illustrate throughout this course, biochemical principles provide important information for society as whole. Some of these biochemical principles feed into the wider economy through impacts on industry. A …