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2009-04-17 08:09:54

Findings could help lead to development of new antibacterial and antiviral drugs A team of researchers has discovered a new chemical reaction for producing one of the four nucleotides, or building blocks, needed to build DNA. The reaction includes an unusual first step, or mechanism, and unlike other known reactions that produce the DNA building block, uses an enzyme that speeds up, or catalyzes, the reaction without bonding to any of the compounds, or substrates, in the reaction. The...

2008-07-02 16:05:03

MIT researchers offer tantalizing evidence on how to make people smarter, naturally New research findings published online in The FASEB Journal provide more evidence that if we get smart about what we eat, our intelligence can improve. According to MIT scientists, dietary nutrients found in a wide range of foods from infant formula to eggs increase brain synapses and improve cognitive abilities. "I hope human brains will, like those of experimental animals, respond to this kind of treatment...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'