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  • Back in 1881 he was confirming Pasteur’s results in chicken cholera immunity and, for relief and pastime, trying to separate an enzyme from yeast.
  • Bug that lives on bugs! Or maybe it’s a chemical principle, an enzyme.
  • But what about Bordet’s contention that it’s an enzyme?
  • He learned the involved mysteries of freezing-point determinations, osmotic pressure determinations, and tried to apply Northrop’s generalizations on enzymes to the study of phage.
  • …as "the boy chemist," speaking of "this gaudy Institute" and "our trusting new lil brother, Arrowsmith") debating with a slight thin-bearded man—Dr. William T. Smith, assistant in bio-chemistry—the possibility of increasing the effects of all enzymes by doses of X-rays, as he heard one associate-member vituperate another for his notions of cell-chemistry and denounce Ehrlich as "the Edison of medical science," Martin perceived new avenues of exciting research; he stood on a mountain,…

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  • Alcohol takes longer to pass through a food-filled stomach, allowing the protective enzyme (alcohol dehydrogenase) to break down the alcohol.
  • The enzyme helps break down protein stains.

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