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Chemical compounds are integral in our lives. They play a starring role in everything from developing new drugs to adding flavor to a dish. Complex chemical compounds — think penicillin or olive oil — are built from elements and simple chemical building blocks. The building process is expedited by enzymes.
A recent National Institute of Health (NIH) grant for $1.9 million over 5 years will allow Mikael Elias, assistant professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics and a member of the BioTechnology Institute, to continue exploring how bacteria communicate with each other.
Hundreds gather in the Duluth-Superior harbor for the lunchtime show. There’s no standup routine or street performance. Instead a slowly rising lift bridge and a loaded barge.
The CBS Student Board hosted the annual Golden Pipette Awards March 2 at TCF Bank Stadium, honoring faculty who make major impacts on undergraduates in the college. From most engaging to best academic mentor and CBS Super Fan, the Student Board and students in the college noted some of the faculty that make a difference for them. The 2017 Golden Pipette winners are:
We’re a medicated society — and because many pharmaceuticals can pass through our bodies without being degraded, we have medicated wastewater as well. Scientists have found scores of different drugs in water flowing into wastewater treatment plants.
Postdoctoral associate Xiao Yi in the lab.
Our relationship to the microbial world in and around us is a bit fraught.