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by rturu
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Distilled water and bi-distilled difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 7384

Distilled water and bi-distilled difference?

When using water, what is the difference between distilled water & bi-distilled water?
by rturu
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cloning: Preserving DNA of a dead eagle
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Cloning: Preserving DNA of a dead eagle

Would like to preserve the DNA for the long term for perhaps future cloning. I read on the news a 100 year old or something Tasmanian tiger that was preserved simply in ethanol, still has viable DNA in it. Which would be better for preserving DNA: A jar of ethanol + dry ice (to create a very cold li...
by rturu
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What causes red skin amongst my smoking friends?
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

What causes red skin amongst my smoking friends?

They all seem to have a 'red flushed look'
- what causes it?

(smoking normal cigarettes)
by rturu
Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Alcohol addiction
Replies: 5
Views: 7087

Alcohol addiction

What is the biological cause of alcohol addiction?

Explain the mechanics of what could be causing the addiction, theories welcome
by rturu
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Glycogen
Replies: 3
Views: 2474

Glycogen

Are there any other body tissues apart from muscles and body fat that store glycogen?
by rturu
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Islets of langerhans question
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Islets of langerhans question

Does the Islets of langerhans have receptors for binding other monosaccharides apart from glucose (such as fructose etc)?
by rturu
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: A few questions about cell locations
Replies: 1
Views: 3828

A few questions about cell locations

A: Glycolysis occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell, but which BODY TISSUES contain these cells where glycolysis is happening? (I've been told that Glycolysis occurs in all human cells, so does it also occur in bone cells, nail cells etc?) B: Krebs cycle occurs in the matrix of the mitochondria, but w...
by rturu
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Insulin signaling
Replies: 1
Views: 5077

Insulin signaling

Does insulin floating in the blood signal to the insulin sensitive tissues like muscle and body fat to prepare to absorb glucose
OR
is it the Islets of Langerhans that give out the signal directly somhow?
by rturu
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: composition of various saccharides
Replies: 0
Views: 2221

composition of various saccharides

What molecules do these contain? --Acarbose --Stachyose --Glucan --Glycogen --Amylose --Amylopectin --Zymosan --Lentinan --Suzofiran --Maltodextrin --Fructan --Inulin --Levans --Mannose --Mannan --Chitin --Fructooligosaccharide --Galacto-oligosaccharide --Mannan-oligosaccharide An answer in the form...
by rturu
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: monosaccharides in food
Replies: 2
Views: 2359

Re:

MrMistery wrote:all of those contain starch, which is made of glucose

Thanks
by rturu
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: monosaccharides in food
Replies: 2
Views: 2359

monosaccharides in food

If rice can be broken down into monosaccharides, then what are the names of those individual monosaccharides it contains?


And how about other foods like pasta, barley, wheat?