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Scientists at the University of Würzburg have chemically modified the enzyme levansucrase using a new method. The enzyme can now produce sugar polymers that are exciting for applications in the food industry and medicine. Enzymes are tools of nature that accelerate...


Experts from the University of Nottingham have created a self-sustaining circuit of reactions which is a greener and more efficient method of chemical production. In their paper, self-sustaining closed-loop multienzyme mediated...

source: Science Daily

The European Commission says Horizon 2020, its program to fund research and innovation from 2014 to 2020, is a success. So much so that the EC wants to up the ante for its next program. It is proposing a new program, Horizon Europe, to fund research in the European Union...

source: Chemical & Engineering News

Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College London have discovered a mechanism that deactivates ovarian cancer cells. The findings, published in EMBO Reports, could lead to better treatments for women with ovarian cancer. The research has...

source: Bioscience Technology

People with spinal cord injury often lose the ability to perform everyday actions that require coordinated hand movements, such as writing, holding a toothbrush, or picking up a drink. Regaining hand function is the top priority for...

source: Lab Manager

Late in the afternoon on 30 May, biochemist Virginijus Šikšnys received a phone call that is the stuff of a scientist's dreams: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters informed him that he had won a prestigious award,...

source: Science Magazine


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