Sugar is a vital source of energy for both plants and animals alike Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and ... - Read More
Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never seen before details of plant cell walls according to a study published September 10 2014 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from University ... - Read More
There's a certain type of biomolecule built like a nano Christmas tree Called a glycoconjugate it's many branches are bedecked with sugary ornaments It's those ornaments that get all the glory That's because according to ... - Read More
Released 25 Aug 2014 4 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Institute of Food Technologists IFT more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Aug 26 2014 It's that time of the ... - Read More
One of the defining features of cells is their membranes Each cell's repository of DNA and protein making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins Scientists have attempted to replicate these ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard to digest biomass into its constituent ... - Read More
It's that time of the year again when people are moving their kitchens outside in order to soak up the warm weather and smoky aromas of grilling IFT spokesperson Guy Crosby PhD CFS provides insight ... - Read More
The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking ... - Read More
A key challenge in the biofuels landscape is to get more advanced biofuels fuels other than corn ethanol and vegetable oil based biodiesel into the transportation pool Utilization of advanced biofuels is stipulated by the ... - Read More
More than a mile beneath the ocean's surface as dark clouds of mineral rich water billow from seafloor hot springs called hydrothermal vents unseen armies of viruses and bacteria wage war Like pirates boarding a ... - Read More
When chemist Tehshik Yoon looks out his office window he sees a source of energy to drive chemical reactions Plants learned to synthesize chemicals with sunlight eons ago Yoon came to the field a bit ... - Read More
Released 3 21 2014 12 00 PM EDTEmbargo expired 3 26 2014 5 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Monell Chemical Senses Center more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ... - Read More
This alternative approach to creating artificial organic molecules called bioretrosynthesis was first proposed four years ago by Brian Bachmann associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University Now Bachmann and a team of collaborators report that ... - Read More
Released 3 21 2014 4 00 PM EDTEmbargo expired 3 23 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Vanderbilt University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature Chemical ... - Read More
Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More
Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth a crucial biological function for all living organisms The research which is ... - Read More
The precise control of the rotational temperature of molecular ions opens up new possibilities for laboratory based astrochemistry Chemical reactions taking place in outer space can now be more easily studied on Earth An international ... - Read More
Using a plant derived chemical University of Wisconsin Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that’s ripe with possibility for biofuels “With the sugar platform you have possibilities ” ... - Read More
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest ... - Read More
The same tiny cellulose crystals that give trees and plants their high strength light weight and resilience have now been shown to have the stiffness of steel The nanocrystals might be used to create a ... - Read More
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