Enzymes play an essential role in metabolism and growth in plants, animals and humans. They are special molecules produced in living organisms that help split larger molecules into smaller ones - like starches into glucose.
Researchers say a new discovery may help to create pesticides that don't kill bees. But critics say we need to move away from a 'chemical mindset' altogether.
February 28 is Rare Disease Day. Rare diseases include Alstrom syndrome, which limits life expectancy to just 25 years. DW highlights five of more than 6,000 rare diseases in the world.
Many people believe that synthetic sweeteners will help them lose weight. But it turns out that one common substitute for sugar actually blocks the function of an enzyme that is essential for preventing obesity.
In a painful experiment, a US researcher found out just how strong the jolts delivered by the fish are. He had previously found that electric eels have a special technique that makes their shocks extra-efficient.
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