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.
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.
In an accidental discovery, it has been found that larvae of the greater wax moth eat and digest polyethylene plastic bags in record time. Will this find solve our plastic garbage problem?
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