Tags » Lipids

Chatancin synthesis

Thomas Maimone and colleague have reported in ACIE on the synthesis of chatancin.

ACIE paper



Structure of lipids

The next lecture will deal with a class of biological molecules that goes under the broad definition of lipids. What are lipids? 325 more words


Biological Molecules: A* understanding for iGCSE Biology

You will have studied the Biological Molecules section in some detail I would imagine, perhaps in more detail than is absolutely required for the specification.  This post is meant to help you focus your understanding onto those points that are most likely to be tested in iGCSE questions.   544 more words

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Ehud Landau and co-workers at the University of Zurich have reported in ACIE on the use of a cyclopropane-containing lipid to crystallize membrane proteins.

ACIE paper

Chemical Biology

Conditioners 101: Five Key Ingredients

My last Hairvember blog post is dedicated to the most magical of all products in our showers: Conditioners! Every woman knows what miracle workers they are :) Now that we have roughly understood what hair damage consists in, and assessed the main goals conditioners should achieve, read below… 1,045 more words


Elevated Cholesterol?

It’s been nearly two years since my last medical ‘check up’  – including blood lipid tests.

Of course I have no real idea what the these lipid levels are, meaning: 258 more words


You Are What You Eat: Guest Blog

When it comes down to it, food is all about not dying by making sure that we take in the basic building blocks of life. There are four basic elements that make up everything that we think of as life: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids. 746 more words