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2010-11-19 00:00:50

Are enzymes the most important factor in good health? According to five German health practitioners, the answer is a resounding ‘YES”.

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2010-10-05 08:36:57

Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are helping scientists unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins of life.

2010-10-05 06:54:00

VIENNA, Austria and DUSSELDORF, Germany, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial biotech companies EUCODIS Bioscience and evocatal today announced the formation of an alliance to jointly market the companies' industrial enzyme products, including alcohol dehydrogenases, lipases, and other enzymes. The two companies will leverage their knowledge of customers' needs in their respective markets as well as their complementary resources to provide existing and future customers with a...

2010-09-30 14:49:12

Severe sepsis, a disease characterised by a sudden drop in blood pressure and progressive organ dysfunction following infection, remains one of the most common causes of mortality in intensive care units worldwide.

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2010-09-22 11:25:06

With the help of genetic materials from a cow's rumen, USDA scientists are developing new ways to break down plant fibers for conversion into biofuel.

2010-09-20 22:35:07

American and Italian researchers have found that a novel drug allows anandamide – a marijuana-like chemical in the body – to effectively control pain at the site of an injury.

2010-09-17 13:50:59

UCLA physicists have taken a significant step in controlling chemical reactions mechanically, an important advance in nanotechnology.

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2010-08-26 22:49:46

For the first time ever, a completely man-made chemical enzyme has been successfully used to neutralise a toxin found naturally in fruits and vegetables.

2010-08-26 12:55:45

A unique experiment at Rice University that forces bacteria into a head-to-head competition for evolutionary dominance has yielded new insights about the way Darwinian selection plays out at the molecular level.

2010-08-19 15:13:52

Institute of Food Research scientists have discovered an unexpected synergy that helps break down fat.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.