Biochemistry and Molecular Biology



Biochemistry is the study of the structure and function of biological molecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Biochemistry is also used to describe techniques suited to understanding the interactions and functions of biological molecules and it is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry. By using chemical knowledge and techniques, biochemists can understand and solve biological problems. Biochemistry focuses on processes happening at a molecular level and it focuses on what’s happening inside our cells. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other, for example during growth or fighting illness. Medicine is a broad category but relates to biochemistry on many levels. Doctors and nurses give drugs to patients to help cure a disease or prevent it. This is since when that drug is added to the human system, it alters how other chemicals in the body function, resulting in disease prevention or recovery.

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