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Meet Myosin Binding Protein C!

Meet Myosin Binding Protein C! Myosin Binding Protein C’s childhood nickname was “C protein,” but these days it goes by “MyBP-C.” MyBP-C is a regulatory protein in muscle. As its name implies, it binds to myosin, which is the protein responsible for producing the force in a muscle contraction (meet myosin here!). It also binds …

I entered a SciComm contest!

The wonderful YouTube channel Veritasium is hosting a contest to promote science communication on the internet and of course, I had to participate. I spent a month narrowing my topic, doing extra reading to refresh my knowledge, writing scripts, sketching a story board, and learning basic animations (on PowerPoint, but hey I had to use …

Meet PETase!

In honor of Plastic Free July, allow me to introduce PETase! PETase is an enzyme that eats plastic. Specifically, it dines on polyethylene terephthalate, the kind of plastic that most “disposable” water bottles are made of. PETase was recently discovered (in 2016) in species of bacteria called Ideonella sakaiensis. It’s believed that this enzyme evolved …

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