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DNA holds the genetic code for all sorts of biological molecules and traits.
Glucose meters aren't just for diabetics anymore.
Scientists have designed a synthetic protein that is both a structural model and a functional model of a native protein, nitric-oxide reductase.
New insight into how nature handles some fundamental processes is guiding researchers in the design of tailor-made proteins for applications such as artificial photosynthetic centers, long-range electron transfers, and fuel-cell catalysts for energy conversion.
For cancer drug developers, finding an agent that kills tumor cells is only part of the equation. The drug must also spare healthy cells, and â€“ ideally â€“ its effects will be reversible, to cut short any potentially dangerous side effects.
Mimicking nature, a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can find and correct defects in self-assembled nanomaterials. The new proofreading and error-removal process is based on catalytic DNA and represents a paradigm shift in nanoscale science and engineering.