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Biochemistry: December 2020


Phosphorus is an element essential for life. It is fundamental to all living organisms, and is a key component of RNA, DNA, and cell membranes.

Scientists frequently look at how molecules behave in nature to help them design chemical processes, and that's what Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Ghent University researchers did to create a green light-stabilised 3D polymer structure that unfolds itself when left in darkness.