6 Accidental Discoveries You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

[♪ INTRO] Accidental discoveries are a common theme in science. The most famous is probably the discovery of penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic. It happened when Alexander Fleming noticed that the bacteria he was growing in Petri dishes didn’t seem to grow near mold. Usually, we like to think of these findings as fluke events. […]

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Understanding Crystallography – Part 1: From Proteins to Crystals

This is a three dimensional structure of a protein called lysozyme. It represents the order of nature. And I feel awed when I look at it. It’s an enzyme that’s in our tears and saliva and mucus, and it helps us fight bacteria. And knowing this three dimensional structure helps us to understand the mechanism […]

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DNA Replication Animation – initiation, elongation and termination

Process of bacterial DNA replication involves a number of proteins coming together in a complex machine DNA replication begins at a single defined DNA sequence of 245 base pairs called only see a protein called DNA increases in concentration as a cell grows and gets very cell division this protein as a complex with ATP […]

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