Call for R&D 100 Awards Entries
The editors of R&D Magazine have announced the opening of the 2015 R&D 100 Awards entry process.
The R&D 100 Awards have a 50-plus-year history of awarding the 100 most technologically significant
products of the year. This year we have made the entry form shorter and simpler from last year’s already
overhauled version. Does your product, process or technology have what it takes?
Visit www.rd100awards.com for more information.
Rqc2 protein adds amino acids to another protein. The new finding goes against dogma, showing, for the first time, that the building blocks of
a protein, called amino acids, can be assembled
by another protein, and without genetic instructions. Image: Janet Iwasa
CFD analysis of a nine-story lab in an urban environment. Image: Payette
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causing a public health crisis. But in new research, a team from Northwestern Univ. presents a newly
discovered antibiotic that eliminates pathogens without encountering any detectable resistance.
2. Do viruses make us smarter?
A new study from Lund Univ. in Sweden indicates inherited viruses that are millions of years old
play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterize the human brain.
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out the instructions for making proteins, tiny machines that do much of the work in our body’s cells.
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