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Researchers Discover Surprising Gymnastics in One Type of Chemical Reaction Fundamental to Biochemistry


January 16, 2008

William Hase After three years of study, researchers at Texas Tech University and the Physics Institute of the University of Freiburg, Germany, have found that one type of a certain chemical reaction fundamental to cellular biochemistry is actually more complex than originally thought. Knowledge of how these SN2 chemical reactions occur at the atomic level could mean better-engineered drugs or a greater understanding of metabolic chemistry and medicine. Full Story

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