This is a new high definition (HD) dramatic video choreographed to powerful music that introduces the viewer/student to the Science of Biochemistry. It is designed as a motivational “trailer” to be shown by teachers in Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry classrooms in middle school, high school and college as a visual Introduction to the wonders of the Biochemistry of life. It replaces an earlier video on the same topic that I produced over 2 years ago.
Much of biochemistry deals with the structures, functions and interactions of biological macromolecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids, which provide the structure of cells and perform many of the functions associated with life. The chemistry of the cell also depends on the reactions of smaller molecules and ions. These can be inorganic, for example water and metal ions, or organic, for example the amino acids which are used to synthesize proteins. The mechanisms by which cells harness energy from their environment via chemical reactions are known as metabolism. The findings of biochemistry are applied primarily in medicine, nutrition, and agriculture. In medicine, biochemists investigate the causes and cures of disease. In nutrition, they study how to maintain health and study the effects of nutritional deficiencies.