Archive: 08/18/2008

Catalyst mystery unlocked

Different keys are not supposed to fit the same lock, but in biological systems multiple versions of a catalyst all make a reaction go, according to a new study that explains the phenomenon. Scheduled for online publication ...

Aug 18, 2008 4.5 / 5 (13) 3

Novel fungus helps beetles to digest hard wood

A little known fungus tucked away in the gut of Asian longhorned beetles helps the insect munch through the hardest of woods according to a team of entomologists and biochemists. Researchers say the discovery ...

Aug 18, 2008 4.7 / 5 (9) 0

Molecular sleuths track evolution through the ribosome

A new study of the ribosome, the cell's protein-building machinery, sheds light on the oldest branches of the evolutionary tree of life and suggests that differences in ribosomal structure between the three ...

Aug 18, 2008 4.8 / 5 (12) 0