Researcher's protein crystal experiment set to fly to ISS
A University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) biology professor's experiment that is set to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) could shed new light on the roles enzymes play in biological processes.
Enzyme 'wrench' could be key to stronger, more effective antibiotics
Builders and factory workers know that getting a job done right requires precision and specialized tools. The same is true when you're building antibiotic compounds at the molecular level. New findings from North Carolina ...
Study shows short peptides can self-assemble into catalysts
Chemical probe profiles live-cell organelle activity, adds to understanding of lysosome dynamics
A team of scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory synthesized a chemical activity-based probe (ABP) that can provide new information about how living cells function. The new ABP is designed ...
Turning toxic by-product into biofuel booster: Engineered enzyme increases output of alkanes
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes—long carbon-chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline—have figured out why the natural reaction ...
Power behind primordial soup discovered
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth.
Epigenetics enigma resolved: First structure of enzyme that removes methylation
Scientists have obtained the first detailed molecular structure of a member of the Tet family of enzymes.
Researchers print transistor on nearly transparent nanopaper
Enzyme from wood-eating gribble could help turn waste into biofuel
Scientists have discovered a new enzyme that could prove an important step in the quest to turn waste (such as paper, scrap wood and straw) into liquid fuel. To do this they turned to the destructive power ...
Shifting evolution into reverse promises cheaper, greener way to make new drugs
A proof-of-concept experiment has shown that, by shifting evolution into reverse, it may be possible to use 'green chemistry' to make a number of costly synthetic drugs as easily and cheaply as brewing beer.
Polymers could help enzymes treat diseases
Research reveals enzyme's helpful secrets
Findings from an international study led by two Queen's researchers could lead to safer food sources and provide better protection for crops.
New findings challenge assumptions about origins of life
Before there was life on Earth, there were molecules. A primordial soup. At some point a few specialized molecules began replicating. This self-replication, scientists agree, kick-started a biochemical process that would ...
A cure for the common hangover?
(Phys.org)—In a discovery that could derail the popular "Hangover" movie franchise, a team of researchers led by UCLA engineers has identified a method for speeding up the body's reaction to the consumption of alcohol.