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Building a Better Protein
February 23, 2009
Proteins are widely viewed as a promising alternative to synthetic chemicals in everything from medications to hand lotion, but outside the controlled confines of the lab bench, proteins quickly change structure, causing irreversible damage to their functionality and often safety. To solve this problem, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute used high-powered computers to build proteins that remain stable at temperatures 10 degrees Celsius higher than normal.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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