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biochemist

A person with an advanced degree in biochemistry who is scientifically (but not medically) qualified to provide opinions on the significance of normal and abnormal values in body fluid chemistries.
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1973 By transferring a gene from an African clawed toad into the DNA of a bacteria, biochemists Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer pioneer genetic engineering.
I have worked closely with clinical biochemists throughout the world, being a member of the Scientific Division of IFCC for 6 years.
In his new work, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, Bork pins his own anti-evolutionary attack on Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, a recent book by biochemist Michael Behe.
Beginning in 1937, the German-born British biochemist Hans Adolf Krebs (1900-1981) found two six-carbon acids, including the familiar citric acid, that also played a role.
The biochemists used the machine in order to analyze the effect of cigarette smoke on pulmonary surfactant the chemical compound that keeps air sacs in the lungs from sticking together each time air is exhaled--which the medical community in the late sixties considered a key to understanding a possible cause of emphysema.
I've picked him because he's a biochemist, so he understands what I tell him.
In 1930, however, the American biochemist John Howard Northrop (1891-1987) managed to crystallize, not a rather off-beat enzyme such as urease, but the very well-known digestive enzyme pepsin and showed it to be a protein.
To the skeptical eye of Shapiro, a biochemist at New York University, those explanations that have been offered look more like mythology than like science.
Biochemists have also modified inteins so that when they hack themselves from a protein, they leave the exposed protein ends susceptible to forming a bond with another protein.
Furthermore, the biochemists argue, a variety of ocean-based compounds, including dissolved salts, sulfur or iron, an ice cap, or a worldwide slick of naturally produced oil, could have supplemented this UV protection.
Now, an international team of biochemists and structural biologists has uncovered the active elements that allow one of the most important enzymes to convert a saturated fat into an unsaturated one.
So far, biologists and biochemists have done much of the work in describing self-assembly, says Whitesides.