Small Changes With Big Impacts: Mirror Image ProteinsAug 23, 2014
When you look in the mirror, your reflection is essentially the same but everything is reversed. Published in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences University of Utah professor of biochemistry Dr. Michael Kay has discovered how to make mirror images of the proteins in our bodies. These small changes can have big impacts. He discusses how mirror image proteins, and even mirror image organisms, may accelerate drug discovery for many illnesses, including Ebola.