A recent study has presented a new way to advance the click chemistry. This is expected to be used in various areas, such as the synthetic chemistry of new drugs, development of functional high-molecules, and bio-imaging.
Biochemical engineers have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce soft robots and 'smart' medical devices that do not rely on cumbersome wires, batteries or tethers.
Researchers have taken the first steps towards the development of a sensor for the detection of bacterial meningitis in real time by combining gravimetric sensors with synthetic antibodies giving, as a result, a sensitive, rapid and affordable method.
Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows fluorescent proteins to switch colour in two phases. They are thereby laying the groundwork for new applications in microscopy and functional analyses in biological research.
A new review article summarizes the development of artificial maturation of hydrogenases and how this invention has opened up new avenues in the study of these enzymes, and describe the impact of these findings on energy research in the future.
Scientists have investigated the mode of action of a molecular chaperone vital to protein synthesis. They were able to demonstrate that the speed of protein synthesis is associated with the function of the Ssb chaperone.