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Posts tagged amino acids

August 30, 2013

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

August 20, 2013

 

woman holding a small earth in her hand against a green background

Life On Earth May Have Begun With Amino Acids

According to another theory, life on Earth may not have begun with RNA but rather with amino acids able to fold into proteins in a high salt environment.

November 25, 2010

 

a turkey drumstick on a white plate

Myth: Turkey Makes You Sleepy On Thanksgiving

Do you get sleepy on Thanksgiving and blame the turkey? Well, you're wrong to do so!

August 26, 2006

 

a plastic model of human organs

The Impressive Liver

Unless you've experienced problems with your liver, you may not appreciate the many important responsibilities of this pretty extraordinary organ.

September 27, 2003

 

Homocysteine

It's time once again for the Moment of Science Word of the Day. This is where we define a cool science term. Today's word is Homocysteine.

September 27, 2003

 

Vitamin C and Collagen

Vitamin C does a lot of good things for the body. It prevents diseases like scurvy, can lower the risk of certain forms of heart disease, and it is beneficial to people with anemia and iron deficiency.

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