Cell Biology Archive

A Video Review of Photosynthesis

While most of us may dread the thought of learning about photosynthesis, if you take a big picture view, you will notice that it not really that complicated. Photosynthesis is simply a series of steps …
Klebsiella pneumoniae

The Evolution of the Superbugs

In August 2016, a woman in her late 20s arrived in a hospital in Reno, Nevada, carrying a particularly deadly strain of the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae. The woman, who recently had traveled to India, and …

Cancer, Elephants and P53

What is p53? Also known as a tumor protein or a cellular tumor antigen, p53 (also sometimes called TP53) is a gene that codes for proteins which in essence keep cancerous tumors from forming. Along with another cancer-suppressing …

New Video Series: Understanding Enzymes

Enzymes are a critical component of living systems. Without enzymes, most of the chemical reactions in our bodies would simply not occur. So, an understanding of basic enzyme function is important to learning about metabolic …