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Waiting for NASA's announcement. http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/201 ... pgn=fbsci1
Many antibiotics are made by modified fats. Fats are basically long chains of carbon but antibiotics are big rings with complicated groups on the side. Like proteins are made of a small number of groups, put together in a specific sequence, these antibiotics are made by stuffing small fats together. Unlike proteins there's probably no DNA template directing what order the subunits are put together though!
Like workers on an assembly line do their job and pass the product to the next worker in a sequence, the simple fat is worked on by proteins that do specific jobs and then passed to the next protein in the 'factory.' The 'chassis' of the molecule is built first, then modified with reactive groups that help it kill bacteria. Fats are made in similar 'factories.'
If we learn more about making them, we could make our own antibiotics and help fight resistance. Alternatively we could make plastic alternatives that use less oil.
Having never been to Scotland (Nearest I have been, is Duraham), finding the scenery to be quite relaxing, and making me think I may go up to the area one day, however unlike the Derbyshire Peak District where I normally go hillwalking, it's a lot bigger, and much easier to get stuck up there.
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