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Researchers Discover Surprising Gymnastics in One Type of Chemical Reaction Fundamental to Biochemistry

January 16, 2008

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After three years of study, researchers at Texas Tech University and the Physics Institute of the University of Freiburg, Germany, have found that one type of a certain chemical reaction fundamental to cellular biochemistry is actually more complex than originally thought. Knowledge of how these SN2 chemical reactions occur at the atomic level could mean better-engineered drugs or a greater understanding of metabolic chemistry and medicine.Full Story

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