Chemistry - Biochemistry news

New oxygen producing mechanism proposed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Photosynthesis is the mechanism by which plants generate oxygen, but new research on a novel type of anaerobic bacteria supports the theory that bacteria produced their own oxygen long before ...

Mar 25, 2010 4.6 / 5 (17) 7 | with audio podcast report

Peptides may hold 'missing link' to life

Emory University scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes. The finding suggests a "missing link" between the pre-biotic Earth's chemical inventory and the organizational ...

May 06, 2010 4.9 / 5 (15) 1 | with audio podcast