Get acquainted with another irreducibly complex molecular motor. This one is a master at unfolding proteins. Its method is ingenious.
There’s no conspiracy here, just life’s astonishing solution for admitting water into cells through “gates” while keeping lethal acidifying proteins out.
From back when I was a sophomore taking biochemistry, one particular event stands out in my memory, perhaps because it was such an odd thing.
“We don’t splice our RNA the same way chimps do,” says biologist Dr. Ann Gauger, continuing a conversation with host Sarah Chaffee.
Ironically, our students may have more intellectual freedom in China to pursue the truth than they would have in many universities in the United States.