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Posts tagged cell membranes

April 5, 2013

 

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Applesauce Harnesses The Power Of Osmosis!

Applesauce recipes call for sugar, to heighten the sweetness. The recipe is very specific about when to add the sugar--after the apples have cooked. Why?

January 28, 2010

 

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What Beer Does To Your Brain

What exactly happens to your body after you have a glass of beer?

December 2, 2004

 

Out for the Count

If you've ever had major surgery, you probably remember lying down and waking up--but nothing in between. Learn about anesthetics on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

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Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets

Are onions bad for your cat or dog? What foods should pets avoid?

September 27, 2003

 

Osmosis and Applesauce

This process is called osmosis; it dilutes the sugar-water inside the cells. But all the water coming in raises the pressure inside the cells so that eventually, the cell walls burst.

September 27, 2003

 

Getting Fatter All the Time

For the most part fat is stored in the fat cells that compose fatty tissue. Think of a fat cell as a tiny plastic bag filled with a drop of fat. Interestingly, fat cells do not multiply.

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