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  • Chef’s table: Vaibhav Bhargava

    Chef’s table: Vaibhav Bhargava

    In the story of herb-infused chaat, Chef Vaibhav believes the freshness of ingredients is what keeps the food business alive.

    June 27, 2019
  • The source of lipids

    The source of lipids

    The biosynthesis of lipids and their fates within eukaryotic cells reveal that the endoplasmic reticulum is the primary source of membrane lipids including phospholipids and cholesterol. Indeed, most of the enzymes required for the biosynthesis of the various membrane phospholipids are found nowhere else in the cell.  There are, however, important exceptions. For example, while …

    March 21, 2017
  • Brown Flying Squirrel

    Brown Flying Squirrel

    Long ago, when I was a student of botany, I saw a flying squirrel hunt. I was in a Southern hill-forest hunting around for plant specimens, and stumbled on some tribesmen out on a different kind of hunt. I had never seen a flying squirrel alive or dead, and was permitted, on certain terms, to …

    September 24, 2016