Biochemistry Essays

Levels of Life Worksheet

Complete all three parts of this worksheet. Part I: Atomic Structure – Fill in the missing information on atomic structure and organic compounds. Atomic Structure Subatomic Particle Charge Location in an Atom Proton Positive Nucleus Neutron Neutral Nucleus Electron Negative Spherical (outer-shell) Organic Compounds Large Biological Molecule Atoms it Contains Monomer(s) Function(s) in Living Organisms Carbohydrates C, H, and O Monosaccharides Source of energy Lipid C, H, and O Glycerol and fatty acids Cushion and insulate organs; builds cell membranes…

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Biochemistry Involves

Biochemistry involves the study of biological processes and chemical analysis which include living organism’s reactions, chemical compounds and elements. Historically, biochemistry gained prominence in the early 20th century when research on origin of living organisms began, various forms of scientific methods where used toward the success the makeup, several questions raised where; how biochemists seek to know how the brain works, the effectiveness of molecular compounds on the immune system. Furthermore, they are interested in cellular replication, differentiation and the…

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Testing for Biomolecules

Aim: The objective is to identify specific chemical substances within a cell and to be able to verify the presence or absence of each one in a cell or food substance for future testing. Hypothesis: The identification of each biomolecular chemical substance should be verified successfully, as well as determining if it is present or absent in the cell(s). Theoretical Base: A biomolecule is a substance that naturally occurs in living organisms. Biomolecules consist primarily of carbon and hydrogen, along…

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Biochemistry and Technology

What specific topic did you choose to research and evaluate? (2 points) -I chose genetic engineering/recombinant DNA technology/transgenesis of biotechnology to research and evaluate because that interests me the most, personally. List the resources that you used in your research of your topic. (3 points) – I used sites such as, wikipedia.org, and slideshare.net. Describe, in a few paragraphs, the biotechnology that you researched. How is it currently being used and/or what are the hopes for its use in the…

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Biochemistry Perspective

Diabetes is an ailment which is caused due to high amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The main reason for high glucose levels in blood is due to the inability of body to utilize it properly. Glucose comes from the digestion of sugar and foods rich in carbohydrates that enable the liver to create glucose. The high concentration level of glucose in blood is termed as Hyperglycemia. In 1910, Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer suggested people with diabetes were deficient…

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