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In 2005 Professor Richard R. Schrock, along with his contemporaries Robert H. Grubbs & Yves Chauvin, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his seminal contributions to the development... Read more
by Roundtable Review Editors
The start to the 20th Century was an exciting time to be living in. Despite the fact that wars between nations were being planned out and implemented: it did not... Read more
by Abid Javed
Tesla, Source: http://www.classictesla.com/photos/tesla/tesla.html Many who remember him would call him insane. Many, a prodigious Prometheus. Larry Page, founder of Google, calls him his hero. He amazed the US patenting office... Read more
by Kate Campbell
20X magnification of the somatosensory cortex of a mouse brain slice. These little guys have green flourescent protein (GFP) from a jelly-fish expressed in a subset of their neurons. Author:... Read more
by James Sanchez
What is Cross Coupling? Carbon is the most abundant element in the chemical composition of organic matter. Stability is the boon and bane of carbon structures: once made, they can... Read more
by Katrina Kramer
RNAi is a process in which small RNA molecules activate a cellular response able to destroy a specific mRNA. Author: Richard Robinson. Under License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic. Source:... Read more
by Jessica Wong
Alexander Fleming.Image in Public Domain Serendipity – or chance meeting the prepared mind – has famously long been a part of scientific discovery, producing Newton’s theory of gravity, dynamite and... Read more
by Kate Campbell
Kent Pryor recently explained the Virtues of a Virtual Company to OBR. He is better placed than most to comment on this as he is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) at... Read more
by Leah Cannon
  A hairpin loop from a pre-mRNA. Notice its bases (light green) and backbone (sky blue). Author: Vossman. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pre-mRNA-1ysv.png-tubes.png. Under License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported While RNA... Read more
by Brian Abraham
Microscope view: stem cells reprogrammed from adult skin cells.Attribution: Penn State, Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennstatelive/8972110324/ Under License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Stem cells – those two little words have generated a... Read more
by Joanne Hackett
Why do we care? With few exceptions, namely functionally variable regions in the immune system and in disease, all of a person’s cells have the same DNA sequences and genes.... Read more
by Brian Abraham
What distinguishes you from me is encoded by our genetic make-up, or DNA. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, defines our unique physical features, such as eye color and height, and even... Read more
by Christine Gould
Dr. Hagan Bayley is the Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford. He received his B.A. in chemistry here at Oxford and completed his PhD. in chemistry at... Read more
by Roundtable Review Editors
This article is the first in our series of Biology Basics, which will explain how our cells work. Illustration and article by Abid Javed. DNA is the genetic code for... Read more
by Abid Javed
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