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Green Nylon Byproduct Of Cancer Research
2012-09-24 12:30:21

Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, North Carolina, while working towards a cancer cure, came across an elusive molecule that can be used for the production of a cheaper and more ecologically friendly version of nylon.

2012-09-17 14:10:44

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle.

'Promiscuous' Enzymes Still Prevalent In Metabolism Shown By New Study
2012-08-31 13:12:26

Challenges fundamental notion of enzyme specificity and efficiency

2012-08-23 23:50:10

Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by chemists at the University of Copenhagen.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.