enzymes
Jens Christian Skou, Discoverer of the Sodium-Potassium Pump, Dies
Jens Christian Skou, Discoverer of the Sodium-Potassium Pump, Dies
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2018
The Nobel laureate was the first to identify an enzyme moving material across the cell membrane.
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2018
The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.
New Enzyme Makes CRISPR More Powerful
New Enzyme Makes CRISPR More Powerful
Shawna Williams | Mar 2, 2018
xCas9 enables more precisely targeted gene editing.
A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel
A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018
The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2017
Scientists infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies. 
Most Accurate CRISPR Gene Editing Yet
Most Accurate CRISPR Gene Editing Yet
Kerry Grens | Sep 22, 2017
A tweaked Cas9 nuclease reduces off-target effects to levels below that of previous versions of the enzyme.
Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch
Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2017
Incorporating light-controlled dimerization domains into kinases provides tight regulation of these enzymes.
Infographic: Enzymes Controlled by Light
Infographic: Enzymes Controlled by Light
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2017
Custom-designed kinases have built-in switches that act as gatekeepers for the enzymes' active sites.
Pitcher Plant Enzymes Digest Gluten in Mouse Model
Pitcher Plant Enzymes Digest Gluten in Mouse Model
Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2017
A newly discovered protease could break down grain proteins that trigger celiac disease.
How Plants Evolved Different Ways to Make Caffeine
How Plants Evolved Different Ways to Make Caffeine
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2016
Caffeine-producing plants use three different biochemical pathways and two different enzyme families to make the same molecule.