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“Invisible” protein structure explains the power of enzymes

“Invisible” protein structure explains the power of enzymes

A research group at Umeå University has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new chemical reactions for instance in biotechnological applications. The result of the study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

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Formas grant for planning and optimizing route planning for forestry machines

2015-07-17 (from 2015-06-25)
Eddie Wadbro from UMIT Research Lab / Department of Computing Science is teaming up with Ola Lindroos at SLU and researchers from LTU and Oregon State University to minimize the damage made by forestry vehicles in the terrain using 3D-laser scanning and optimal route planning.

“Invisible” protein structure explains the power of enzymes

2015-07-03
A research group at Umeå University has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new chemical reactions for instance in biotechnological applications. The result of t...

Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

2015-06-30
New research has found that the number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era. This is according to doctoral student, Eliza Maher Hasselquist, and other researchers from Umeå University and the...

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