Wikus De Wet/AFP via Getty Images
A consequence of a warming world is prolonged dry spells and periods of drought that can lead to infectious diseases like cholera.
An enzyme called TOR could hold the secret to a longer, healthier life.
Scientists are now using evolution to create designer proteins for therapies and industrial processes.
Johan Jarnestad / The Royal Academy of Sciences
Nature doesn’t always make the things we need so three Nobel Prize winners figured out how to fast-track evolution in the lab to create medicines, biofuels and industrial chemicals for modern life.
New research has found a way to speed up enzymes that break down the PET plastic in bottles.
More than one in three people with Chinese, Japanese and Korean heritage flush when drinking alcohol.
Marcella Cheng/The Conversation
Facial flushing when drinking alcohol is caused by an inherited deficiency in one of the enzymes involved in the breakdown of alcohol.
Laboratory mice are among the first animals to have their diseases treated by CRISPR.
tiburi via Pixabay.com
A new research paper reports dangerous side effects in CRISPR-edited mice. Some scientists are pushing back, placing blame for the unwanted mutations on the experiment, not the technique.
Enzymes, the catalysts of biology, can engulf and break down hundreds of nerve agent molecules per second.
Image: Pymol. PDB 4E3T rcsb.org
Scientists invented chemical weapons; some are now working to destroy them. New biomolecular design techniques let researchers design proteins that can destroy nerve agents in bodies.
How slow diagnosis of bacterial infections is exacerbating our antibiotics problem.
Scientists have discovered the first easy-to-grow bacteria that can break down plastics.
Researchers have discovered an enzyme which, when suppressed, promotes insulin secretion and reduces hyperglycaemia associated…
A study into the role of gut bacteria in termite stomachs has given surprising, but hopeful, results. Researchers at Purdue…
Australian researchers have discovered how a blood clot-busting enzyme is activated, unlocking a century-old atomic riddle that could lead to new treatments for clotting and bleeding disorders, and some…