This is a time of year when people think back over traditions and nostalgia flows as freely as eggnog and holiday cheer. Of course, in my house, with a teenager ending her semester we have to get through exams and projects before there is anything to cheer about. I was very excited this year – after I struggled mightily to help with math – apparently I don’t do it right – she is taking biology. I figured even if there is “new bio,” as a physician I should be able to handle any questions. When the Kreb’s Cycle was the topic this week I had a flashback to medical school, where we studied every detailed reaction to generate ATP. The nostalgia began, and I can’t get the Farnesol song out of my head – sung to Jingle Bells. This tale of how Acetate can become cholesterol is riveting. Not as universally appealing as the Preamble on Schoolhouse Rock, but still fun. So I present the only online version I could find. And a few, more modern takes on biochemistry in today’s world. Enjoy!
Wishing everyone health and happiness!
The path to wellness begins with a proper diagnosis