You might remember that late last year we featured two red-hot biology rappers, Tom McFadden and Zach Powers (aka Science Rapper). Well we have good news for the fast-expanding fan base of these biorappers (as we like to call them), because Science Rapper is back.
Narrowly losing out to McFadden in our BsB-t-shirt-fuelled BioRap battle seems only to have inspired Science Rapper to reach even greater heights of creativity because his new works, The Ballad of Cesar Milstein, all about the invention of monoclonal antibodies and Edgar Allan Poe Takes on Cancer, which deals with the use of Drosophila genetics to screen for anti-cancer molecule are both right on the money for us.
Every biologist is familiar with the profile of the rate of an enzymatic reaction versus temperature as shown in the figure. We know that enzymes from E. coli or warm-blooded animals tend to have an optimum around 37°C, while those from thermal vent bacteria have much higher optimal temperatures. Surprisingly, I find that many biologists […]
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