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Revolutionary Qm212

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        A new process in bio-chemistry involves the manipulation of

molecules to defeat diseases, viruses, chemical warfare, and to reduce the

cost of bio-chemical engineering.   This new process is refined in that the

researcher utilizes new computer technology to model the behavior of

certain molecules to insert a "slot" for discarding unwanted foreign

objects.   These unwanted foreign objects are discarded by fixing the slot

to fit the objects.   This slot can be customized, through manipulation and

modelling, to fit many different objects.   Therefore, objects such as

viruses, poisonings, or bacteria, could be jetted out of ones body.   This

aspect could one day benefit millions of people around the world.

Chemical Process:

        Teams from universities successfully inserted instructions for

building an anti-fluorescein antibody in the DNA of bacteria.   This

antibody binds with fluorescein molecules.   Into this chunk of material,

they inserted instructions for buildin g a metal-ion binding sight.   They

discovered where to put this slot by simulating the antibody on a large

computer. The resulting product revealed an anti-fluorescein antibody which

binds to metal ions. After physically inserting the genetic code in to E.

coli. bacteria, the researchers had a large batch of a new compound which

they named QM212.   When copper was added to this new batch, it binded with

the metal-ion binding sight, decreasing the fluorescent emissions.


        The human immune system already uses similar antibodies for similar

tasks.   Natural antibodies conform to the shape of foreign bodies and bind

to the outer surface.   They then release enzymes to break down the

substance.   In the experiment, c opper acted as the foreign body while



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