Basic Concepts

Biotechnology is the process of modifying the living organisms to improve or alter any of its aspects.

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Facts About DNA

DNA is the basic structure of a living organism. There is a lot to know about DNA.

Facts About Chromosomes

A chromosome is a Deoxyribonucleic acid molecule that consists all the parts of a genetic material.

Biotechnology and Environment

Biotechnology can really have a great impact on the environment. Many experts are working to develop new techniques reduce pollution and so on.

Biotechnology and Medicine

Biotechnology has played a very important role in the field of medicine. It has been instrumental in finding cure and medicines for many body conditions.

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The Future of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is one of the fields that everyone needs to look out for in the future. It is going to have a very strong impact in many areas.

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How Science has Changed Sports & Gym Fitness for the Better

Competitive sports have existed for the whole of human history says gym equipment experts Physique Sports. From the Roman Gladiators through to the modern day, we have always had the desire to prove that we are faster, stronger, bigger or more agile than our peers. The drive of competition has necessitated innovation, and there is a constant battle to find ways to train harder, more efficiently, and more effectively.

Whatever sport you are interested in, it is clear that science has had an impact, because generation after generation we set new records. Swimming or running faster, jumping further, throwing for longer distances, or lifting more weights. It’s not that the athletes of today work harder, or are somehow more innately talented than the athletes of decades or centuries ago, but more that they have the benefit of better nutrition, greater knowledge of injury prevention and recovery, and greater knowledge of biomechanics, as well as better equipment.

Finding the Smallest Advantages

One great example of this is swimming. A study published in the Journal of Science and Sports Exercise in February 2017 found that the type of material that a swimsuit is made out of can impact the amount of drag that the suit produces by as much as 15 percent. When you are competing against Olympic level swimmers over longer distances, and all else is equal in terms of technique, that difference matters.

The same can be applied to martial arts, also. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, competitors weigh in wearing their gi. The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation has put strict requirements on the type of material that is allowed to be used for gis, to ensure that every athlete is wearing a gi that is suitable for gripping and pulling on, but within the restrictions that the federation has put upon uniforms gi manufacturers are looking to create the lightest possible uniforms because this means that the competitors will be able to weigh more (in theory carry more muscle), while still making the “with gi” weight. The differences between brands can be as much as 1lb, which could be a substantial advantage to the higher weight/lighter gi competitor.

Nutrition and Recovery

Nutrition is another area where science has achieved a lot. Today, we understand far more about hydration, protein requirements, what to eat when for maximum energy, and nutrient timing too. For the average recreational competitor, it is fair to say that 80 percent of the gains come from the core 20 percent of effort. Quality protein sources and plenty of vegetables makes for a good starting point for a diet. As people increase their training load and start to manipulate their weight, the other issues come into play. Budding athletes training today, however, have the opportunity to be better educated than their parents and grandparents, who may have spent fortunes on supplements that were little more than sugar pills. The things that older coaches swear by were not always beneficial, and the scientific method has brought new efficiencies to bulking, cutting, and eating for recovery.

Remarkable Innovations In Biotechnology

Oil-eating bacteria

When a severe explosion took place in the Deep-water horizon offshore owned by BP in 2010, it led to one of the worst oil spills with an estimate of over 3.19 million barrels of oil released to in the Gulf of Mexico. It was regarded as to be the worst oil spill in U.S history. Even more devastating was the effects the oil could have on marine and animal life nearby. However, the worst did not happen due to the breakthrough of oil-eating bacteria. These remarkable microbes function by attacking and breaking down the molecules of oil. In progress of time, the bacteria were able to multiply and consume most of the oil spill. Such bacteria can now be used to create and clean up any future oil leaks.

Growing human organs

 

A growing concern in the case of organs transplants is the lack of availability of sufficient organs. How things work now is, if you need an organ transplant, you will be listed in the national lists for organ transplants. However, if things look gloomy now, they could change in the future. Scientists with the help of new technology are experimenting using organs of animals such as pigs which share similar internal functions. However, pig genome includes PERVs or porcine endogenous retroviruses. If this was to be mixed with human DNA, the result could be devastating. But don’t worry as scientists with the help of CRISPR CAS-9 were able to deactivate the PERVs. So, this means in there is a good chance the organs we need can be grown in pigs and transplanted into human bodies.

Advanced biofuel technology

Biofuel is defined as biomass which can be easily converted to liquid fuels. Biofuels are a much better alternative to fossil fuels as they achieve over fifty percent reduction in carbon intensity. In recent years, numerous companies have come together to formulate advanced biofuels using natural material such as sugar cane and feedstock. The advent of advanced biofuel can soon be considered as a permanent alternative to fossil fuels.

Lab-grown meat and plants

It is becoming increasingly difficult to meet the needs of the ever-changing world. Increase in population is bound to increase the demand for beef, chicken, etc. which means growing more animals and slaughtering them for meat. Has anyone considered more organic and humane option to meet such needs? Yes, a San Francisco startup named Memphis Meats was able to produce meat from animal cells in laboratories. Like this, many other companies are beginning to develop such clean technologies to provide meat and plants and which very well may change the way we grow our food over the next couple of years.