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The aim of biochemistry is to understand and explain the operation of living systems through a study of their chemical, molecular, and cellular properties. In the post-genomic era, discoveries in biochemistry are transforming medicine, agriculture, and industry.
The biochemistry programs at Carleton are also an excellent option for students considering applying to medicine and other health sciences professional programs. A degree in biochemistry will give you the tools to succeed in the 21st century.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Biochemistry Professor Kenneth Storey Speaks on Animal Hibernation in this Published Article with CBC Radio
Biochemistry Professor Kenneth Storey from the Storey lab. Comments on hibernating tendencies, and certain rehabilitating traits some animals go...
Biochemistry Professor Kenneth Storey from the Storey lab. Comments on hibernating tendencies, and certain rehabilitating traits some animals go through once they are through hibernating in a CBC radio article. When ground squirrels emerge in the spring after hibernating all winter, their guts shrink to about half their original weight, but their hearts...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Biochemistry Professor Myron Smith Receives a Write-Up in the Canadian Science Publishing Blog
Biochemistry Professor Myron Smith of the Smith lab, has a paper published with the Canadian Science Publishing. The paper touches on volatile...
Biochemistry Professor Myron Smith of the Smith lab, has a paper published with the Canadian Science Publishing. The paper touches on volatile organic compounds, and whether or not they can save bats from white-nose syndrome. The white-nose syndrome fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, colonizes the skin of hibernating bats, leading to dehydration,...
Monday, September 21, 2020
Biochemistry Professor David Miller Mentioned in Ottawa Citizen Piece on Hospital Workers and Their Efforts to Protect Themselves with N95 Masks
One of the country’s top arbitrators has been asked to settle a pandemic-related grievance filed by Almonte General...
One of the country’s top arbitrators has been asked to settle a pandemic-related grievance filed by Almonte General Hospital health care workers, who want N95 respirators made available to them. The hospital now issues N95 masks only to staff involved in aerosol-generating medical procedures, such as intubations. Biochemistry Professor David Miller , has...