News tagged with protein synthesis

Biomolecules for the production line

To produce proteins on an industrial scale without using living cells is the ambitious goal of cell-free bioproduction. This method could help us to produce biological ingredients more quickly and with fewer resources than ...

dateOct 01, 2013 in Biotechnology
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A hidden genetic code for better designer genes

Scientists routinely seek to reprogram bacteria to produce proteins for drugs, biofuels and more, but they have struggled to get those bugs to follow orders. But a hidden feature of the genetic code, it turns out, could get ...

dateSep 26, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Piloting ribosomes past proline pairs

Certain proteins are known to require Translation Factor EF-P for their synthesis, and a new study enlarges the size of the set. As some of its members are involved in bacterial pathogenicity, the results are also of therapeutic ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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