An enzyme called chondroitinase ABC that regrows damaged nerve tissue in animals has been too unstable for human use. New work could change things.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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One enzyme may determine whether human development starts correctly. The discovery could help explain why some fertilization fails.
April 3, 2020 • ~3 min
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A new technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly reprograms cells to build artificial structures to carry out functions inside the body.
March 23, 2020 • ~4 min
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Professor Emily Balskus and her team have identified an entirely new class of enzymes that degrade chemicals essential for neurological health, but also help digest foods like nuts, berries, and tea, releasing nutrients that may impact human health.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers have turned a CRISPR enzyme into an antiviral that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.
Oct. 10, 2019 • ~5 min
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"...we really need new structural classes of antibiotics that have never been contaminated by clinical resistance from established antibiotic classes."
Aug. 2, 2019 • ~7 min
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"We were surprised by the dramatic differences between the old mice that received the eNAMPT of young mice and old mice that received saline as a control."
June 17, 2019 • ~6 min
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