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Fish Make Their Own Sun Protection

By Jenny Rood | May 14, 2015

Zebrafish and other vertebrates have the enzymatic machinery to synthesize gadusol, an ultraviolet light-absorbing compound.


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Beetle Bomb

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

High-speed X-ray video reveals how bombardier beetles control their toxic sprays.


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Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed

By Jef Akst | January 9, 2015

Researchers reveal clues regarding how an ancient mitochondrial enzyme helps maintain healthy cells across the tree of life.


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Enzyme Design

By Jef Akst | December 3, 2014

Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.

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Deep-Sea Detox

By Molly Sharlach | October 21, 2014

Unique chemistry allows microbes to strip pollutants of halogen atoms, a study shows.


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Virtual Reaction

By Molly Sharlach | October 20, 2014

A computer simulation could predict antibiotic resistance.


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Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38


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Emily Scott: Enzyme Explorer

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

Associate Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas. Age: 43


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Catalyzing Lung Cancer Research

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

March 2013 Scientist to Watch Emily Scott explains her work on a lung enzyme that interacts with nicotine and may serve as a drug target.

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Buffering Against Alcohol

By Dan Cossins | February 17, 2013

Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.  


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