News tagged with metabolic engineering

Squeezing more production out of bacteria

Engineering microorganisms to manufacture chemicals is not a new idea: In the 1980s, scientists figured out how to get bacteria to produce insulin, which diabetics need to control their disease. This technique, known as metabolic ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Biochemistry
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A New Way of Treating the Flu

(PhysOrg.com) -- What happens if the next big influenza mutation proves resistant to the available anti-viral drugs? This question was presenting itself to scientists and health officials recently at the World Health Assembly ...

dateJul 06, 2009 in Biochemistry
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