Jump to content
Guests can now reply in ALL forum topics (No registration required!) ×
Guests can now reply in ALL forum topics (No registration required!)
In the Name of God بسم الله
Guest Dialectician

What Are You Reading Currently? [OFFICIAL THREAD]

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

"Crash proof" by Peter Schiff. it analyzes the current economic situation, predicts it will get worse and advises how to survive and even profit from it by investing in emerging economies like Brazil, China and also precious metals. it's very good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am reading Harry potter 1. then i am going to read 2. till 7th. then i will try Angels and demons and The da vinci code by the same author.

Then i will move on to Lord of the rings trilogy, god willing.

then, my all time favorites..

CHristmas carol..

Treasure island

around the world in 80 days..

journey to the center of the earth..

rest i dont have in mind..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You into Biochem?

at the moment, yes.

Then i'm into Pharmacology for 1 week after which i'm into Pathology for 1 week and then Physiology for 1 week.

and then i have to decide how long i'll spend on Immunology, Microbiology, Embryology, Anatomy and Behavioral Sciences.

n.b: actually, i'm preparing for an exam called usmle. -_-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wowwow! excellent book i reckon!

Shukran Akhi :)

And in a broad context the subject matter of the book would be Biochemistry as Information?

Yup, biochemical events explained at atomic level using organic chemistry tools!

You into Biochem?

He is a Medical Doctor..... Dr. Akbar :o

at the moment, yes.

Then i'm into Pharmacology for 1 week after which i'm into Pathology for 1 week and then Physiology for 1 week.

and then i have to decide how long i'll spend on Immunology, Microbiology, Embryology, Anatomy and Behavioral Sciences.

n.b: actually, i'm preparing for an exam called usmle. -_-

Hey man, I love'em all :blush: Immunology is just awesome! USMLE.... :!!!: is just a pain in the @$$ :D

only NERDS or MED STUDENTS wud read that!! :P

Yo :D ^_^ :o

Edited by Dr_Asad_77

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shukran Akhi :)

He is a Medical Doctor..... Dr. Akbar :o

lol i'm not a specialist like u though!

Hey man, I love'em all :blush: Immunology is just awesome! USMLE.... :!!!: is just a pain in the @$$ :D

yea right... its tough to study for it, pls remember me in ur duas and i'm makin it a point to chant the dua in ur signature as much as possible (rabbi shrehli sadri and rabbi zidni ilma)

its like my mantra now :P

Edited by Akbar007

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
at the moment, yes.

Then i'm into Pharmacology for 1 week after which i'm into Pathology for 1 week and then Physiology for 1 week.

and then i have to decide how long i'll spend on Immunology, Microbiology, Embryology, Anatomy and Behavioral Sciences.

n.b: actually, i'm preparing for an exam called usmle. -_-

At some level or another, Biochem enters into the picture with all the others you have mentioned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
At some level or another, Biochem enters into the picture with all the others you have mentioned.

its an integrated science but a little on the dry side due to the inordinate amount of cramming involved as opposed to the other subjects. Its pretty interesting nonetheless -_-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^

Cramming?

It makes a subject for creative study, whether you are a pathologist [today it is possible to discern the biochemical basis of most pathologies] a therapeutist, or like Dr. Asad, a creator of molecules that can heal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, cramming.

like what transpires in purine salvage deficiencies? The endless cycles with the enzymes involved such as Hypoxanthine-Guanine Phosphoribosyl Transferase, does it convert IMP to GMP or the other way around? whats the rate determining enzyme of glycogenolysis?

If this doesn't involve cramming, what will ? :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Heck. The MS DOS command lines used to be much more boring and ;engthier than this.

This is so interesting!

lol that was the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg.

Would you be ok if I start delving deep into the intricacies of Biochemistry ? we can start with Krebs cycle!

Edited by Akbar007

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I strongly disagree about the DOS command line interface comment. Back then there was no internet and YET we used to spend hours on DOS doing absolutely nothing, and it was great fun, and you could appreciate the beauty of programming and everything.

the programming was hardcore. Games were fun. Even a 5 yr old could become an expert by going through DOS.

http://community.livejournal.com/dos_users_club

http://www.freedos.org/freedos/links/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why with the Krebs cycle particularly?

Crammed it?

Why not start with the biochemical basis for errors in metablic pathways? Say the devolopment of diabetes in healthy person? Or the biochemical changes that take place in the brain cells of BPD patient? Or the biochemical basis for the genesis of various types of leukemias?

Edited by Rawshni

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^

sure, lets start with ur first choice ^_^ biochemical basis for errors in metabolic pathways.

lets discuss the steps in nucleotide excision repair , what say?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
^^

sure, lets start with ur first choice ^_^ biochemical basis for errors in metabolic pathways.

lets discuss the steps in nucleotide excision repair , what say?

All ears "professor", begin, please . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cool... What do u reckon is the direction in which DNA polymerase fills the gap made by the excision endonuclease when it nicked the phosphodiester backbone of one of the damaged strands of the thymidine dimer to remove the defective oligonucleotide?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^

All that is what you are going to tyell me. You are the doctor. All I will be doing is ask questions where I don't understand. And even they are are sill questions, I will expect good answers :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I guess its best to begin with the basics like :

the central dogma of molecular biology : replicated DNA --- > undergoes transcription --> RNA ---> translation---> Protein (RNA can undergo reverse transcription)

any q's ? ^_^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...