Engineered genetic machinery derived from E. coli delivers new amino acids to proteins, Approximately 15 years ago, scientists first saw the potential of an engineered, bacteria-derived genetic machinery for incorporating non-canonical amino acids into proteins produced in eukaryotic cells. But the method has faced a number of technical restrictions thatRead More →


Material formed from crab shells and trees could replace flexible plastic packaging, Researchers have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh. , Continue reading . . . , ,, Top EnvironmentRead More →

Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers shows promise in animal trials, A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly releaseRead More →

Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy, , Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a ‘high,’ was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe formRead More →