October 28, 2011

Welcome to my laboratory

For Halloween I decided to create a creepy laboratory and then stock it full of all kinds of eerie-looking jars filled with dreadful and sinister things for the evil science experiments I'm planning with my newly acquired knowledge of biochemistry.














October 5, 2011

Biochemistry at Work: Green Soup with Yams and Sage



So biochemistry. Yeah. That's my final post-baccalaureate class before applying to grad school. It requires me to write two essays a week. About biochemistry. My brain hurts. I've never written such science-focused papers before, but it's great practice for nutrition writing, which will be a breeze compared to this. It is pretty interesting material though. I'm currently learning about enzymes. I now understand how refrigeration keeps food fresh longer. (Enzymes, which are proteins that catalyze reactions, are temporarily unfolded (denatured) because they are only active in a narrow temperature range. I love knowing how that.) (I'm perfectly okay with being a nerd.)