Articles by Alex Swain

SPACE-FILLED MODEL OF DNA — Made up of the nucleotides adenine and guanine (purines), cytosine and thymine (pyrimidines). The dashes between the hydrogens, oxygens and nitrogens refer to hydrogen bonds that bind DNA together and ultimately form the 3D structure of the double helix

National DNA day unfolds with pomp

NIH celebrates discovery of double-helix as well as the completion of the human genome project   The double helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid’s (DNA) is one of the most wellknown hallmarks of modern science, particularly among the biological sciences. On April 25, 1953, the structure of DNA was revealed to the public at large in…

LEADERS MEET — Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama talk.

Assisted suicide bill proposed in Canada

New law to fill legal void from Supreme Court decision to overturn the criminalization of the practice     Justin Trudeau, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party who assumed office on November 4, 2015, has made numerous changes in Canada’s governing bodies. His cabinet consists of an equal number…

LSD brain scan study is first of its kind

Article in proceedings of National Academy of Science reveal brain areas activated by psychedelic drug     LSD. Lysergic acid diethylamide. The name of this particular drug conjures up images of the psychedelic 60s and 70s, of hippies, tie-dye and the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by the Beatles. The drug was first…