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No more brown apples?

The longer an apple retains its beautiful colour, the better it is – especially for the food industry. Therefore, the industry works intensely on inhibiting the "browning" of fruits. Chemists of the University of Vienna ...

dateNov 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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3D reconstruction of a vital interaction

Researchers at IBS (CEA/CNRS/Joseph Fourier University) have succeeded for the first time in observing, on an atomic scale, the path taken and the successive changes in form undergone by a disordered vital protein, from its ...

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Biochemistry
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'Seeing' hydrogen atoms to unveil enzyme catalysis

( —Enzymes are catalysts that speed up chemical reactions in living organisms and control many cellular biological processes by converting a molecule, or substrate, into a product used by the cell. For scientists, ...

dateJan 08, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Figuring out how we get the nitrogen we need

( —Nitrogen is an essential component of all living systems, playing important roles in everything from proteins and nucleic acids to vitamins. It is the most abundant element in Earth's atmosphere and is literally ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Materials Science
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