Energy and Human Life,converting ATP to potential energy

When I first started to learn the laws of thermodynamics and the laws of energy I wasn’t able to fully comprehend just what the...

How is THC produced in marijuana plants?

A recent post by ScienceDaily commented on a research publication to the PNAS journal. Researchers have isolated the key enzyme involved in cannabis production...

development of drugs against asthma and allergies

Scientists have found something that the  drugs against asthma and allergies can be improved. To a higher level The TLR4 receptor, present on epithelial and immune cells,...

Why is the electron transport chain like a battery?

electron transport chain A Duracell battery powers a simple circuit consisting of a wire, a small electric toy motor and the battery itself. The electrodes...

naproxen vs ibuprofen

  I recently argued with a coworker about the differences between ibuprofen, the compound use in drugs like Advil, and naproxen sodium, the active compound in Aleve....

How have cancer cells been helpful? Hybridoma and the immortal B-cell.

Hybridoma and the immortal B-cell. Most people associate cancer with disease or illness that results in death, however our understanding of cancer has allowed us to do...

What is a restriction enzyme

restriction enzyme Before the 1970′s the goal of isolating a single gene from a large chromosome was impossible. A gene is much different from a...

How is blood pressure measured in small animals?

  How is it that pharmaceutical companies can develop drugs for humans that lower their blood pressure? Drugs like Lipitor, Levacor, Zocor, and other blood...

bones of the human body

Illustration of Location of Bones in Human Body   The bones of the human body make up the skeletal system. In humans and all vertebrates the...

What are the ten organ systems that make up the human body?

 Our body is composed of millions of cells. Our cells form unique cell types and function together to create biological machine. Our cells group...