Latest Biomolecules Stories
Scientists have obtained the closest look yet of how a gargantuan molecular machine breaks down unwanted proteins in cells, a critical housekeeping chore that helps prevent diseases such as cancer.
LONDON, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- During the economic slowdown in 2009, food enzymes were successfully positioned as cost savers and process efficiency improvers in many application segments.
A new method of analyzing squalene and squalane, oils often used in the production of cosmetics and vaccines, can show whether they came originally from the liver oil of deepwater sharks or from olive oil.
SAN DIEGO, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.
'Smart' catalysts programmed to recognize specific molecular shape.
Suspecting that a particular protein in tuberculosis was likely to be vital to the bacteria's survival, Johns Hopkins scientists screened 175,000 small chemical compounds and identified a potent class of compounds that selectively slows down this protein's activity and, in a test tube, blocks TB growth, demonstrating that the protein is indeed a vulnerable target.
MADRID, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Products has informed PharmaMar SA (Grupo Zeltia, ZEL.MC) that the regulatory authorities in Israel, Panama and Ukraine have approved Yondelis(R) for advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in adults.
A team of Michigan State University scientists - using a new cooling method they created - has uncovered the inner workings of a key iron-containing enzyme, a discovery that could help researchers develop new medicines or understand how enzymes repair DNA.
Have you seen a spotted plaice? Probably. However, marine biologist Helen Nilsson SkÃ¶ld at the University of Gothenburg is the first person to research the spotted insides of plaice.
It is not unusual to hear people blame their metabolism after gaining a few pounds, but changes in metabolism â€“ the process that shapes how our bodies turn food into energy -- can have much more sinister effects than making it hard to fit into your favorite jeans.
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