Tag: UNC chemistry
Chemistry professor Gary Pielak, a recipient of a UNC Lifetime Mentoring Award, includes undergraduates and graduate students as co-authors on his research, like in a recent paper in PNAS on how protein shape modulates crowing effects in the cell. He … Continued
Biological materials have complex mechanical properties that are difficult to reproduce using synthetic materials. An international team of researchers, led by UNC-Chapel Hill chemist Sergei Sheiko, has produced a biocompatible synthetic material that behaves like biological tissues and changes color when it changes shape — like chameleon skin. The research appears in the March 30 issue of Science.
Today, the majority of drugs and pharmaceuticals on the market that treat human disease are designed to target a specific protein. But University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill startup Ribometrix has a very different, revolutionary approach to new drug discovery that’s proving to be a breakthrough in the industry.