By: Jessica Green, CAPS Chemistry and Biology Student Manager Say that you’re at your Soul Cycle class and you are working hard. Your muscles begin to burn, you’re damp with sweat, and your heart is pounding. How do all of these events effect the cells in your body? Your muscle fibers stretch and microtear, your … More Soul Cycle? How About Cell Cycle!
By Erika Ann Baca In order for a cell to be able to take genetic material, DNA, and turn it into a functional protein, transcription and translation must occur. So what’s the difference? Let’s start with transcription. Transcription Transcription is the process of converting DNA into RNA. This process is completed by RNA polymerases that … More Transcription and Translation
by Kylie Disch and Lexi Mang, CAPS BIO 202 SI Leaders The basic definition of cancer is a disease that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth. Our bodies have mechanisms to control cell growth under normal conditions, but sometimes the machinery does not work. These situations are called mutations, and can be substitutions, chromosomal rearrangements, … More The Basics of Cancer Genetics
by Catherine Uher and Sahlea Tubbeh, CAPS SI Leaders 1. Concept Maps Are Your Best Friend In biochemistry, the material quickly builds up and overlaps. One way to keep from getting overwhelmed with the amount of information is to make concept maps. This will help you remember the information as well as make the information … More 6 Tips and Tricks for Biochemistry 423
Rate laws can be confusing for students, but they don’t need to be. Let’s try to walk through some problems that will hopefully clarify what these problems are and how to approach them. Rate laws appear in the following form: Rate laws can only be determined via experimentation, never from the chemical equation alone. Take … More Chemical Kinetics: Determining Rate Laws