Nanomachine Mimics Nature's Protein Factory, University of Manchester Study
1/16/2013 8:04:40 AM
Nature is a clever chemist. Instead of bubbling reactants in a flask and hoping the right bonds form in the right places, nature uses cellular machines such as enzymes and ribosomes to build molecules step by step. Now, with the development of an artificial ribosome, human chemists are catching up on 2.5 billion years of evolution. The nanomachine could one day be used as a protein factory, assembling antibiotics such as penicillin.