Science

Top 3 Awesome Inspirational Women in Science [Becky]

March 8th was International Women’s Day, so I want to celebrate it (albeit somewhat belatedly!!) by writing about three of my favourite women scientists. Obviously there are so many more than just these three, and Em’s told the story of one…
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The Caterpillar Effect; the Biochemistry of Sight

The retinaterpillar shifts conformation when it receives a photon, making the rhodopsin protein shift around with it. Rhodopsin becomes the activated Metarhodopsin II

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I catch myself staring at something and start to wonder how it’s possible I can glean so much information from what is essentially photons bouncing around the room. A basic description of sight…
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