News tagged with synthetic proteins

Crystal clear research

( -- Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally occurring biominerals such as seashells.

dateSep 06, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Super gel stiffens when heated

It stiffens when heated and retains moisture a hundred times better than other gels. Chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, have created a gel made from helical polymers. The molecules twist together to ...

dateJan 23, 2013 in Materials Science
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Synthetic enzymes could help ID proteins

( -- 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 ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Portable device will quickly detect pathogens

( -- Two Cornell professors will combine their inventions to develop a handheld pathogen detector that will give health care workers in the developing world speedy results to identify in the field such pathogens ...

dateJan 31, 2012 in Biochemistry
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