News tagged with synthetic proteins

Genetically engineered bacteria compute the route

US researchers have created 'bacterial computers' with the potential to solve complicated mathematics problems. The findings of the research, published in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Biological Engineering, demons ...

dateJul 24, 2009 in Biotechnology
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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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Small molecules change biological clock rhythm

A team of chemists and biologists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University have succeeded in finding new molecules that change the circadian rhythm in mammals by applying ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Biochemistry
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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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Molding the business end of neurotoxins

For snakes, spiders, and other venomous creatures, the "business end," or active part, of a toxin is the area on the surface of a protein that is most likely to undergo rapid evolution in response to environmental constraints, ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Portable device will quickly detect pathogens

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

dateJan 31, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Active compounds against Alzheimer's disease

More than half of all cases of dementia in the elderly can be attributed to Alzheimer's disease. Despite vast research efforts, an effective therapy has not been developed, and treatment consists of dealing with the symptoms. ...

dateJan 12, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Why spiders don't drop off of their threads

It has five times the tensile strength of steel and is stronger then even the best currently available synthetic fibers: Spider thread. German scientists of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the Universitaet Bayreuth ...

dateAug 17, 2011 in Materials Science
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