Tobacco kills cancer, medical device, peptide chain, bacterium to synthesize rocket fuel


Flowers of tobacco plant may destroy cancer cells

Researchers have found that the tobacco plant’s defence mechanism could well work in humans to destroy invading cancer cells. A molecule called NaD1 has abilityy to identify and destroy cancer… Read more

  Medical device inside the body to dissolve completely when triggered

A medical device can harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body, once its job is done. Or, a military device could collect and send its    data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission… Read more

 

Creating small peptide chain may revolutionize study of enzymes

Chemists have created enzyme-like activity using peptides that are only seven amino acids long. The breakthrough may revolutionize the study of modern-day enzymes, whose chains of amino acids usually number in the hundreds… Read more

 

Newly engineered bacterium to synthesize rocket fuel

Researchers have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications… Read more