Synthetic proteins: Mimicking the molecular machinery of life – Science Nation

Synthetic proteins: Mimicking the molecular machinery of life – Science Nation

Imagine synthetic antibiotics that could fight infections like MRSA, custom pharmaceuticals to treat advanced prostate cancer, and new enzymes that will turn cellulose into fuel. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), chemist Kent Kirshenbaum and his team at New York University are engineering molecules to mimic the shape, structure and function of natural proteins. The ultimate goal of this biomimetic chemistry research is to develop a reliable way to build synthetic proteins that can be put to work at the industrial scale.

The research in this episode was supported by NSF award #1507946, Functional Biomimetic Architectures.

NSF Grant: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1507946&HistoricalAwards=false

Miles O’Brien, Science Nation Correspondent
Kate Tobin, Science Nation Producer

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3 Responses to "Synthetic proteins: Mimicking the molecular machinery of life – Science Nation"

  1. watcher7180   26 June، 2019 at 01:18

    Is the number that scientist is setting on that device at the end of the video the temperature?

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  2. Jeric Jay Serna   26 June، 2019 at 01:18

    Amazing innovation. Hope It'll be for the betterment of humanity.

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  3. Paikhomba Wangkhem   26 June، 2019 at 01:18

    Thanks for the video.

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