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The Archean Ocean as an ideal breeding ground for life

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the biochemist Markus Keller demonstrated successfully how important metabolic mechanisms were able to develop in cells four billion years ago. His research provides completely ...

What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?

DNA might get all the attention, but proteins do the work. The recent confirmation that it is possible to extract proteins—which are encoded by DNA and perform all of the functions that keep living cells alive—from 80-million-year-old ...

3-D printing for more efficient chemical research

With the help of some designing, a few grams of plastic filament and a 3-D printer, researchers in the University of Helsinki made a unique device for studying chemical reactions, and improved their experimental processes.

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