Notre Dame researchers develop enzyme that may reverse skin damage

by William G. Gilroy

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have synthesized an artificial enzyme they believe can repair sun-damaged DNA, the cause of many skin cancers. The breakthrough was reported recently in San Diego at a meeting of the American Chemical Society by Marco Jonas, one of a team of Notre Dame researchers led by Olaf Wiest, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.p.

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