Glucose came before cells did

A question was posed in our Carbohydrates Chemistry class regarding glucose. Every biochemistry student surely knows that glucose is the ubiquitous energy source of catabolic pathways. The question is, why?

Apparently, one of the proposed reasons is that it is present before life existed, hence, it is already waiting and available when the first living organism first appeared. Details are in this 2008 journal:

The prebiotic geochemistry of formaldehyde_Review

Other notes and homeworks  concerns in our class will be published to my other site so as not to crowd this one too much

Otome Game: Scarlet Fate+

I’ve recently been playing the free android otome game Scarlet Fate+. It is the remake of the Hiiro no Kakera series’ Shirahana no Ori. I think its the fourth game made under that franchise. Like the  other Hiiro no Kakera games, it is about the Tamayorihime and her guardians. However, unlike the other Hiiro no Kakera games, Shirahana no Ori, or Scarlet Fate+ is set in the Heian Period.

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Miyano Mamoru – Identity Lyrics

Yume Hokori

miyano mamoru identity lyrics

Song / 曲: Identity
Artist / 歌手: Miyano Mamoru / 宮野 真守
Album:  Passage

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I am me, I am me
A song for just the two of us
I am me, I am me
A song for just the two of us
I am me, I am me
A song for just the two of us
I am me, I am me
I was born this way for you

詠み人知らぬ恋の詩よ / yomibitoshiranu koi no uta yo
An anonymously written song of love

幾百余年経つも朽ちずに / iku hyaku yo nen tatsumo kuchizu ni
Over hundreds of years, (it has remained) without rotting

この心震わせる (Touch of heart) / kono kokoro furuwaseru (touch of heart)
And still makes this heart tremble (touch of heart)

輪廻する恋情 / rinne suru renjou
The everlasting cycle of love

いつの世もこの身を尽くし / itsu no yo mo kono mi wo tsukushi
In any world (or…

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