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Month: January 2018

Blog spotlight (practice)

Blog spotlight (practice)

Fatty Acid oxidation is crucial for many pathways and functions in the human body. The product of fatty acid oxidation, Acetyl-CoA, plays many vital roes in energy generation and biosynthesis of larger macromolecules. In the paper by Wong and his associates, they further investigate the role of fatty acid oxidation and Acetyl-CoA in the formation of lymphatic endothelial cells (LEC). This research primarily focuses on the role of CPT-1 (Carnitine palmitoyl-transferase 1) which converts Acetyl-CoA into fatty acyl-carnitine which it…

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Why I want to become a Biochemist?

Why I want to become a Biochemist?

When I was younger, I really liked animals. I was always spending time with my dad watching people like Steve Erwin and Jeff Corwin. I really admired these great men during my childhood and felt a calling to go out and save animals/the earth from global warming. This led me to aspire to become a world-renowned zoologist. As I got older, I started to lose interest in animals and realized that zoology isn’t the most monetarily sustainable career. I began…

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