Uniquely metabolized sugars naturally present in small amounts in foods such as honey, maple syrup, and certain fruits are alternative sweeteners with potential health benefits. However, controlled trials are needed before their full benefits may be realized.
The August edition of SLAS Technology “Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application” is curated by guest editors Christian Heiss, Ph.D. and Parastoo Azadi, Ph.D., of the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is studded on its exterior with “spike proteins,” a key component in its ability to infect human cells. Two University of Georgia researchers, Rob Woods and Parastoo Azadi, are investigating the proteins and sugars on the surface of the virus with the goal of finding information that could lead to vaccines and therapeutics.