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2012-09-24 22:22:57

For the first time, researchers have designed and created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed entirely of peptides -- molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

2011-03-23 14:57:15

A recently patented adhesive made by Kansas State University researchers could become a staple in every astronaut's toolbox.

2005-09-02 16:09:48

John Tomich, a Kansas State University professor of biochemistry, spends much of his day thinking about how to design a better drug to treat cystic fibrosis.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.