Researchers Create A Protein "Mat" that Can Soak up Pollution
Published:23 Mar.2018    Source:Nanowerk
A breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems at the UC Berkeley have figured out a way to keep certain proteins active outside of the cell. The researchers used this technology to create mats that can soak up and trap chemical pollution.
The new study shows a path toward exploiting the power of proteins outside of the cell by demonstrating a unique way to keep proteins active in synthetic environments. The materials presented in the study could enable on-demand biochemical reactions, such as in war zones or contaminated sites, where they were once not feasible.