News tagged with synthetic compound

Building a better protein

Proteins are widely viewed as a promising alternative to synthetic chemicals in everything from medications to hand lotion. The naturally occurring molecules have been shown to be more efficient and effective than many of ...

dateFeb 23, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Chemists engineer plants to produce new compounds

( -- In work that could expand the frontiers of genetic engineering, MIT chemists have, for the first time, genetically altered a plant to produce entirely new compounds, some of which could be used as drugs against ...

dateJan 19, 2009 in
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