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Nano-impacts: A new perspective on enzymes

Enzymes are an integral part of all living organisms and play a central role in a wide range of biological processes. The latter, among many, include most biological metabolism as for instance the digestion of food in

Enzymes digestible nanoparticles: a new generation of biodegradable drug delivery nanosystem

Pathologies with high death rates such as cancers may well have found their solutions with the rise of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a newly coined word encompassing the application of nanoparticles for all kinds of technological challenges. A

Diversity and function of bacteria living inside a plant relevant for soil remediation of metals

Salt marshes are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth and are sometimes subjected to pollution. The vegetation in this type of environment is, as a consequence, highly specialized to endure its surroundings. For over four decades,

Selecting for selective enzymes: Engineering P450s to produce chiral alcohols

Hydroxylation is the insertion of an oxygen atom into a C-H bond, to give chemicals with a C-O-H linkage (commonly known as alcohols). The process of hydroxylation is one difficult for chemists to achieve due to the

Direct monitoring of the interaction between ROS and cerium dioxide nanoparticles in living cells

Swallowing the pill we don’t know whether it comes to the target, destroys the harmful objects (microbes, viruses, cancer cells) and/or whether it works correctly at the center of the inflammation. Let’s imagine that each grain of

Chiral organic molecules at work with epoxides: two arms drive the asymmetric transformations

Many organic compounds, including natural aminoacids and sugars, are chiral molecules. They exist in two not superimposable forms, the enantiomers, having identical chemical formulae and bond connections, but likewise our hands, being mirror – images. As in