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Posts tagged proteins

December 2, 2013

 

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Spitting Image of Health

Saliva doesn't just help with digestion; it also aids your body's fight against disease and infection.

September 26, 2013

 

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Can Oxygen Be Toxic?

Can oxygen sometimes be toxic? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

August 30, 2013

 

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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

 

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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.

August 8, 2013

 

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Astronomers And Cancer Researchers Work Together To Fight Cancer

At the University of Cambridge in the UK, astronomers and cancer researchers have joined forces.

April 9, 2013

 

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How Insects Fight Bacteria And Parasites

Imagine that you're an insect, and that you've fallen ill because some bacteria or parasites have invaded your body. What do you do?

April 18, 2012

 

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How To Make Perfect Whipped Cream

There's science behind the perfect whipped cream recipe!

March 1, 2012

 

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What Is Whipped Cream?

Did you ever wonder why heavy cream whips into soft, light peaks?

February 13, 2012

 

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Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

December 8, 2011

 

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Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

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