Category Archives: Biochemistry

Smell of space

I recently learned that space has a unique smell. Astronauts described the smell of space with these words: “sulfurous”, “seared meat”, “hot metal”, “distinct odor of ozone”, “a faint acrid smell”, “welding fumes.” Astronauts smell this distinct odor when they return … Continue reading

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Aziz Sancar: the first Turkish scientist to win a Nobel Prize

Today, the Nobel Foundation announced that Aziz Sancar shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich.  Sancar was recognized for his work on DNA repair. My heartfelt congratulations to Aziz Sancar! Author Orhan Pamuk received the Nobel … Continue reading

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