I appear to have missed something.
To be slightly more precise, I’ve missed a film. Called “Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist“, it looks into the lives of three graduate students as they work towards their PhDs under the tutelage of Dr Lawrence Shapiro.
And it takes place in a molecular biology lab – something with which I have a particular affinity, given that that was the field of science I studied.
Said students are trying to elucidate the structure and mechanism of a protein called AMPK, also known as the “cellular fuel gauge”. In other words, and I quote*:
“The overall effect of AMPK activation is to switch off energy-using pathways and switch on energy-generating pathways, thus helping to restore the energy balance within the cell.”
So yes – I’m keen to see it. Has anyone else? If so, what did you think?
*AMPK, by David Carling, published in Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2004.02.048