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Detective work explains puzzling property of modern enzymes: “The finding took us in the team completely by surprise”
Basic researchers at Leipzig University have solved a puzzle in the evolution of bacterial enzymes. By reconstructing a candidate for a special RNA polymerase as it existed about two billion years ago, they were able to explain a hitherto puzzling property of the corresponding modern enzymes. ...
Research finding could help make biological recycling more commercially viable
Plastic bottles, punnets, wrap – such lightweight packaging made of PET plastic becomes a problem if it is not recycled. Scientists at Leipzig University have now discovered a highly efficient enzyme that degrades PET in record time. The enzyme PHL7, which the researchers found in a compost heap ...
A new heat storage material could help to significantly improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Developed by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of Leipzig, it can be used to store surplus heat and release it back into the environment when needed. ...
Researchers discover function of succinate receptor for cancer treatment
With their altered metabolism, cancer cells grow faster than normal cells. Scientists at Leipzig University’s Faculty of Medicine have now discovered that cancer cells need the succinate receptor to control their metabolic rate. This knowledge should in future help doctors to develop ...
Researchers at Leipzig University and Leipzig University Hospital (UKL) have discovered that tumour growth and tissue invasion by cancer cells can be predicted based on the ontogenetic distance between tissues. Simulations of tumour spread patterns and analysis of pathological data yielded ...
A new theory for the breaking of (bio-)chemical bonds under load may help to predict the strength and performance of synthetic nanostructures and proteins, on a molecular level. The fundamental question how a molecular bond breaks is of interest in many fields of science and has been studied ...
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