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2013-07-19 14:38:41

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been emerging at an alarming rate.

2013-06-06 20:02:51

Human Argonautes (hAgo), are key proteins involved in a process known as RNA interference.

2012-04-18 09:11:37

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products.

2011-09-19 23:20:19

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have discovered how an enzyme "knows" where to insert a double bond when desaturating plant fatty acids.

2011-03-17 17:31:38

Plants are continually exposed to herbivore attack.

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2010-02-16 10:54:05

Chemists in Mülheim devise a new way of optimizing enzymes for industrial applications.

2010-02-04 11:50:24

Novel therapies could improve potency of existing AIDS treatments, help to combat drug-resistant virus strains.

2009-10-29 15:56:36

A harmless digestive enzyme evolved twice into a dangerous toxin in 2 unrelated species.

2009-09-08 07:40:51

Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a unique method of attack that may be used to inhibit signaling enzymes called kinases, which often have a role in sustaining drug-resistant cancerous cells. They have confirmed that IPA-3, a small molecular inhibitor of a kinase called PAK1, targets the enzyme's regulatory domain, mimicking how enzymes are naturally regulated within cells.

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2009-06-25 14:10:00

In a landmark technical achievement, investigators in the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology have used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods to determine the structure of the largest membrane-spanning protein to date.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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