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Researchers discover key to burning fat faster

Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by chemists at the University of Copenhagen. Being able to control this chemical on/off ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Judging DNA by its cover

Stem cells hold great promise for the medicine of the future, but they can also be a cause of disease. When these self-renewing, unspecialized cells fail to differentiate into diverse cell types, they can start dividing uncontrollably, ...

dateJul 23, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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A molecule that switches on and off

A single molecule whose charge state and shape can be changed at will: the latest breakthrough at the CEMES should prove a key advantage in the race for miniaturization. In addition to controlling its charge in a completely ...

dateJun 10, 2011 in Nanophysics
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