Serial Dilution – Practical Skills Ep 3

Producing a serial dilution is a really useful skill for all sort of biology experiments. In this article we will look at how to prepare a serial dilution, and how it could be used to produce a calibration curve for a colorimeter experiment. How to prepare a serial dilution In A-Level biology, you will probably... Continue Reading →

Biochemical Tests – Practical Skills Ep 2

In A-Level biology, there are four biochemical tests to learn for four different biological molecules. This article gives full details of the tests, and a helpful colour summary at the bottom. Test for reducing and non-reducing sugars A sugar is a monosaccharide or disaccharide. The vast majority of sugars learnt about in A-Level biology (glucose,... Continue Reading →

Diabetes Mellitus – Homeostasis Ep 4

In the last article we looked at how the body uses negative feedback mechanisms to control the concentration of glucose in the blood. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where these feedback systems fail and blood glucose is not controlled, with potentially fatal consequences if left untreated. In this article we will look at the two... Continue Reading →

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