News tagged with amino acids

Foiling bugs that foil drugs

Every week, faculty members in the department of chemistry meet over lunch to discuss current literature in the field. The conversation at one of these meetings led Marcos Pires to what he calls a "crazy little idea."

dateAug 12, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Stanley Miller's forgotten experiments, analyzed

Stanley Miller, the chemist whose landmark experiment published in 1953 showed how some of the molecules of life could have formed on a young Earth, left behind boxes of experimental samples that he never analyzed. The first-ever ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Insights into the geometry of genetic coding

When proteins are produced in cells based on the "genetic code" of codons, there is a precise process under which molecules called transfer RNA (tRNA) bind to specific amino acids and then transport them to cellular factories ...

dateJun 11, 2014 in Biotechnology
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