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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Make Key Discovery to Improve Pharmaceuticals Production

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Make Key Discovery to Improve Pharmaceuticals Production

A pair of Carnegie Mellon researchers have made a key discovery about amino acids, the most basic building blocks of life. For centuries, scientists have been perplexed by the fact that amino acids in living organisms exist exclusively in only one of two possible forms, or "enantiomers." The researchers' findings on how this may have come about in nature could also lead to the production of better pharmaceuticals, and were published in Nature Chemistry. Continue Reading...


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