News tagged with synthetic pathways

Biology's drive toward engineering

Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded. The ...

Jun 05, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Synthetic enzymes could help ID proteins

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a rare metal that's not utilized by nature, Rice University chemists have created a synthetic enzyme that could help unlock the identities of thousands of difficult-to-study proteins, including many ...

Apr 28, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Chemists engineer plants to produce new compounds

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Jan 19, 2009 4.6 / 5 (10) 1