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Ancient Enzymes Function like Nanopistons to Unwind RNA

The research found that DEAD-box proteins, which are ancient enzymes found in all forms of life, function as recycling “nanopistons.”

Biologists Use Bacteria from Hot Springs to Reveal Clues To Evolution of Early Life and To Unlock Biofuels’ Potential

A bacteria that lives in hot springs in Japan may help solve one of the mysteries of the early evolution of complex organisms, according to a study just published in PLoS Biology. It may also be the key to breaking through a frustrating bottleneck in 21st century biofuel production.