Tag Chemistry

UW-Madison scientists create super-strong collagen

January 12, 2010

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers has created the strongest form of collagen known to science, a stable alternative to human collagen that could one day be used to treat arthritis and other conditions that result from collagen defects.

Engineered protein-like molecule protects cells against HIV infection

August 17, 2009

With the help of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and molecular engineering, researchers have designed synthetic protein-like mimics convincing enough to interrupt unwanted biological conversations between cells.

‘Motorized’ DNA opens door to autonomous molecular experiments

April 17, 2009

Using the same protein molecule that scientists have used for decades to copy genetic material, researchers have developed a molecular motor for propelling DNA.