Mar 14, 2023

Nickelback Peptide Molecule Could Have Fostered Life on Earth; Substance May Serve as a Clue in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Recent research reveals that a peptide called “Nickelback” may have played a huge role in kick-starting life on earth. The substance may also serve as a clue in the long-standing search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Nickelback Peptide Molecule

A research team from Rutgers University and the City College of New York was able to pinpoint a simple peptide protein called nickelback. While it mirrors the name of a famous Canadian rock band, the name of the peptide refers to the backbone of the protein, which consists of two atoms of nitrogen linked to a nickel atom pair and an amino acid chain.

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