Tarun Dam, Michigan Technological University (image) Michigan Technological University Share Print E-Mail Caption Conventional wisdom says that the scaffold in an important class of biological molecules called glycoconjugates is essentially inert. Work by Michigan Tech chemist Tarun Dam suggests otherwise, which could open the door to new and more-effective drugs. Dam is holding a container of lectin, a key component of his team's research. Credit Michigan Technological University photo by Sarah Bird Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.