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The NoughtyScience Team

How many pencils in your body?

The composition of the human body include different chemical elements. These are mainly represented by oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and others.

The two elements that are present in the highest percentage are oxygen (65%) and carbon (18%).

It might sound incredible, but the amount of carbon in the human body could be enough to produce graphite for 9000 pencils!

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Can a small molecular change make insulin available in a shorter time?

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Insulin is a protein produced by the pancreas which is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and especially of glucose.

Biosynthetic human insulin is used for the treatment of diabetes.

Researchers at Rice university have found out that the substitution of a hydrogen with a iodine atom in this molecule can improve its availability to the organism.

This discovery opens the “halogen engineering” approach of medicinal chemistry to proteins.

Do you find this interesting? Read the full article here!

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It’s been a while since we’ve been here but we are now ready and excited to resume our blog!!

Watch out this space, new contents and exciting science facts are coming!

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The NoughtyScience Team