What are telomeres? Telomeres are caps at the end of our chromosomes that protect our DNA from damage. They are made up of the same short DNA sequence repeated over and over again, with the same sequence of bases. They are important for a cells because without them chromosomes would stick together and would not … Continue reading Telomeres and why we age.
Coriander, often referred to as cilantro in North America, is a herb native to southern Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia. Coriander is thought to be capable of lowering cholesterol,1 as well as treating fevers, nausea and stomach disorders,2 and is a popular herb of choice in both Indian and Spanish cuisines. It is also … Continue reading Why do Some People Think Coriander Tastes Like Soap?
The news has been dominated by the war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has been criticised by the international community for testing nuclear weapons in recent years, prompting Donald Trump to play the most dangerous game of "poke the bear" mankind has ever … Continue reading Nuclear Winter
My first award! Thank you It's Not What It's Why for this nomination The award rules are: Thank the person who nominated you Share the award on your blog Share seven random facts about yourself Tag 15 fellow bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated. So, these are the facts about GlamSci Bloggers: Christine: … Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award
Genetics are what makes you, you. They dictate everything from your eye colour to whether you’re a human or a T-Rex (imagine having tiny arms and a massive head like that when you’re trying to take a selfie). Genetics are also a group name for our genome which is like a biological computer code that … Continue reading Genes for Jeans?
Hey guys, My name is Christine. I am a Chemistry and Biology student with the Open University. I am a massive geek and proud of it, pink hair and video game tattoos as well! I have an unhealthy obsession with microbes especially those with an infectious nature. It is amazing to think how something so … Continue reading Meet Christine