If I learnt anything from watching the 2004 film “Mean Girls”, it is that where you sit in the cafeteria is crucial. Okay, whilst not entirely true, the film explains how at high school, everyone fits into different cliques and these dictate the group of people you sit with at lunch; you have your Freshman, […]Read More “Mean Girls” meets Biochemistry – which protein ‘clique’ are you?
Memorising facts for exams these days is not enough anymore. Exam techniques including, pulling out the key points from a question, structuring your answers and the dreaded “thinking outside of the box”, are instead being tested. This added stress can become unbearable, but there are strategies and steps that can be taken to circumvent this. […]Read More Are you looking for NSAA and/or A level Biology/Chemistry tuition?
Many of you are probably familiar with the tree of life that Charles Darwin used when explaining his theory of evolution, but maybe not so much with his own family tree. It would not at all be surprising to see that Darwin had cousins but neither would it to see that one was Francis Galton. […]Read More Darwin’s cousin – the man who made a beauty map of Britain
Not only is this title a painful reminder of a mistake I made in my exam this year, but simply wrong since centromeres will still be included in discussion! So, just to clarify, centrosomes are the organelles from which microtubules (MTs)* arise from, whilst centromeres are regions on chromosomes that attach to MTs via the […]Read More Centrosomes, not centromeres, and error-correcting kinetochores