News tagged with amino acids

A safer recipe for primordial soup

Researchers have published a simpler, safer method for conducting Miller-Urey origin of life experiments—which may still yield new insight about how life began on Earth.

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Biochemistry
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A better way to purify peptide-based drugs

(Phys.org) —Peptides are an intriguing class of drugs. They are made of amino acids, just as humans are, and because of their intimate relationship with our own biological molecules, they have the potential ...

dateFeb 17, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Two new weapons in the battle against bacteria

Proteases are vital proteins that serve for order within cells. They break apart other proteins, ensuring that these are properly synthesized and decomposed. Proteases are also responsible for the pathogenic ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and now chemists at the University of California, Davis, and Stanford University ...

dateOct 24, 2013 in Materials Science
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