Oct 14, 2013

Inventing diseases to sell drugs - The Hindu

The definition of a patient is very simple.  Anybody goes to see a doctor with a complaint. The nature of the complaint varies for a particular disease from one patient to another.  Everybody has a doctor.
Many people are becoming more scared (or fond of) about any slight disturbance in their body- be it of headache,cold, nausea or vomiting etc.  this article talks about how we are inventing diseases and making many people to become rich.  Read on.
Inventing diseases to sell drugs - The Hindu

May 3, 2013

Is it possible to make liver cells to secrete insulin ?
Dear All,
Those who missed me on sunnews, can watch the recorded version of the program from this URL.   The program was about the opportunities after choosing a career in lifesciences. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD-eiGDCw_k&list=PLOrkKJBmKB7r107SUoLBVvP1RHV9He6GT. Thanks for all your wishes.

Nov 28, 2011

Biomolecule eBooks

I have uploaded the ebook for Biomolecules.

Nov 8, 2011

Bioinformatics Tools for Protein Structure Analysis and Visualisation

If you need to study the primary, secondary, tertiary and quarternary stuructures of proteins visit this site .This site contains the collections of all the tools required to study a protein or a gene in detail.
For example if you have a amino acid sequence of a protein you can generate its 3-D structure using SWISS-MODEL -  An automated knowledge-based protein modelling server.  After generating one such structure you can study the details of the same molecule using Swiss-PdbViewerA program to display, analyse and superimpose protein 3D structures.
Enjoy playing with Biomolecules.

Computational Biochemistry

I am planning to include posts on "Computational Biochemistry" in future.
You can ask questions in this forum.

Nov 6, 2011

Arockya Santhai - Organic Food

Organic foods are those that have been produced according to organic farming and processing standards. Organic farms do not use man-made fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides. Soil rotation, composting, planting complementary plants together enhance the growth of plants and result in food that is higher in vitamins and minerals and superior in taste.
Genetic engineering is not allowed in organic farming.  Organic foods are processed with minimum processing and only a limited number of natural processing aids are approved.

Oct 5, 2011

Scope of Biochemistry - Will I get a job ?

While talking to many of the students and to some of my counterparts in the city, I noticed that many of them feel that there is no or little scope for biochemistry.   They are actually confusing between the words "Scope" and the "Jobs" after studying biochemistry.
Scope means the areas where one can get into and Job means getting into one.
After studying Biochemistry (BSc or MSc) you can get into the following areas ( with necessary extra skills):
1.   Diagnostic labs in hospitals ( you need to complete Medical Lab Technician course).
2.   Research and Development wings of industries manufacturing all the products that are used in our body, i.e., soaps, shampoos, tooth pastes, perfumes, talcs etc.  because all these products involve the effectiveness in interacting with various biomolecules in our body.  And this can be done effectively by a Biochemist only.
3.   e-Publishing in scientific journals and magazines.
4.  ITeS - IT enabled services  -  this includes Medical Transcription, Medical Coding, Medical Billing.
5.  Off late  Online tutoring is getting more demand, especially from US, UK and other European countries.
If you like to set up your career in the area of biochemistry you can get into any of these.
For all of these areas you definitely require good communication, interpersonal skills, and basic computer knowledge.
Well, getting a Job depends on the vacancies and the expectations of those companies.
Cheers :)

Sep 19, 2011

Biochemistry Online - My New Webpage

Dear All,
Thank you Samuel for the finding.  I have corrected it and now you can visit my webpage.
 Biochemistry Online - By Prof.PTS

Committed to Your Success

சிட்ரிக் அமில சுழற்சி TCA Cycle

சிட்ரிக் அமிலம் கொழுப்புகள், புரதங்கள் மற்றும் கார்போஹைட்ரேட்டுகள் ஆகியவற்றின் கார்பன் டை ஆக்சைடு மற்றும் நீரை வழங்குவதற்கான உடலியக்கவியல் உயிர்வழியேற்றத்தில் ஈடுபடும் சேர்மங்களின் வரிசையில் ஒன்றாகும்.

இந்த வேதி வினைகளின் தொடர்களே, கிட்டத்தட்ட அனைத்து வளர்சிதைமாற்ற வினைகளுக்கும் மையமானதாகும். மேலும் உயர் உயிரினங்களில், உணவிலிருந்து பெறப்படும் ஆற்றலில் மூன்றில் இரண்டு பங்கின் மூலமும் இவ்வினைகளேயாகும். இந்தக் கண்டுபிடிப்புக்காக, ஹான்ஸ் அடால்ஃப் கிரெப்ஸ் 1953 ஆம் ஆண்டு உடலியக்கவியல் அல்லது மருத்துவத்திற்கான நோபல் பரிசைப் பெற்றார். இந்த தொடர் வினைகளுக்குப் பல பெயர்கள் வழங்கப்படுகின்றன, அவற்றில் சிட்ரிக் அமில சுழற்சி , கிரெப்ஸ் சுழற்சி மற்றும் டிரைகார்பாக்சிலிக் அமில சுழற்சி (TCA சுழற்சி ) ஆகியவையும் உள்ளடங்கும்).

கட்டற்ற கலைக்களஞ்சியமான விக்கிப்பீடியாவில் இருந்து. :)