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UT Arlington Research May Unlock Enzyme's Role in Disease

Published: January 3, 2014.
Released by University of Texas at Arlington  

A UT Arlington chemist doing National Science Foundation-funded research on enzymes that regulate human biology has uncovered characteristics that could be used to identify predisposition to conditions such as heart disease, diabetic ulcers and some types of cancer.


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