Really Awesome Proteins: The Major Histocompatibility Complex

Part two in the RAP series is the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This little protein really is brilliant. It’s a crucial part of your body’s defence against illness. If you think of your body like a battleground, and viruses or bacteria as bad-ass invaders, your immune system is your army. Complete with a full range […]

Molecular Biology: Not So Sexy Science

A couple of things recently have got me thinking. Following the success of BBC Stargazing Live, @xtaldave on Twitter jokingly suggested the BBC should commission Molecular Biology Live. There followed an amusing round of tweets about what that would include. Mostly a lot of pipetting, and waiting around. With the occasional cup of tea. TheLeadingEdge also […]