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AI predicts the function of enzymes

An international team of bioinformaticians have developed an AI method that predicts with a high degree of accuracy whether an enzyme can work with a specific substrate.

May 22nd, 2023

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Scientists develop gene silencing DNA enzyme that can target a single molecule

Researchers have developed a DNA enzyme that can distinguish between two RNA strands inside a cell and cut the disease-associated strand while leaving the healthy strand intact. This breakthrough 'gene silencing' technology could revolutionize the development of DNAzymes for treating cancer, infectious diseases and neurological disorders.

May 9th, 2023

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Alternative fuel for string-shaped motors in cells

Scientists discovered a novel molecular system that uses an alternative chemical energy and employs a novel mechanism to perform mechanical work. By repeatedly contracting and expanding, this molecular motor functions similarly to a classical Stirling engine and helps to distribute cargo to membrane-bound organelles.

May 4th, 2023

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