Quantcast

Latest Biomolecules Stories

0e39dc76d44586763572be7a922d77071
2010-01-10 12:15:00

A strip of paper infused with carbon nanotubes can quickly and inexpensively detect a toxin produced by algae in drinking water. Engineers at the University of Michigan led the development of the new biosensor. The paper strips perform 28 times faster than the complicated method most commonly used today to detect microcystin-LR, a chemical compound produced by cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria is commonly found on nutrient-rich waters. Microcystin-LR (MC-LR), even in very...

60e6ee2bd7d6953c3a48eb2573734ccd1
2009-12-18 08:42:57

Scientists at Washington University have isolated a channel that shuttles the vital but vulnerable heme molecule across biological membranes In some ways a cell in your body or an organelle in that cell is like an ancient walled town. Life inside either depends critically on the intelligence of the gatekeepers. If too many barbarians sneak into town, the town may be put to the torch. And if the cellular gatekeepers can't control the flow of ions and molecules into and out of the cell, the...

2009-12-07 05:51:00

VIENNA, Austria, December 7 /PRNewswire/ -- EUCODIS Bioscience, a company developing, customizing, manufacturing, and marketing enzymes for the chemical industry, announced today that it has appointed Mr Thomas Fischer, currently CFO, as new CEO of the Company. Going forward, EUCODIS Bioscience' sole focus will be to provide high-performance enzymes to customers, capitalizing on the Company's experience in commercial enzyme development and on its proven technology of "in vivo...

2009-12-01 17:36:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Industrial Enzymes - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164431/Industrial-Enzymes---A-Global-Market-Report.html Industrial Enzymes market is an oligopoly with few strong players and a host of small suppliers engaged in niche market activities. Keen competition and commoditization characterize the industry. Razor thin margins and mounting research...

2009-11-30 09:28:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166520/Global-Biopolymers-Market-Analysis-and-Forecasts-to-2015.html Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 Summary Global Markets Direct's 'Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015' provides in-depth analysis of the global biopolymers market...

2009-11-30 07:31:00

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a high-output camera to film the back of the human eye, for the first time researchers have shown that a resveratrol-based (rez-vair-ah-trawl) nutriceutical matrix can effectively remove cellular debris from the human eye that accumulates with advancing age and correlated this with significant improvement in visual acuity and night vision in an 80-year old man. Resveratrol is widely known as a red wine molecule. To view the Multimedia News...

901a2713f0afaccabc05e0c60e77375f1
2009-11-16 08:05:00

Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed microscopic polymer beads that can deliver an antioxidant enzyme made naturally by the body into the heart. Injecting the enzyme-containing particles into rats' hearts after a simulated heart attack reduced the number of dying cells and resulted in improved heart function days later. Michael Davis, PhD, is presenting the results Sunday evening at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in...

2009-11-11 08:15:00

SAN MARCOS, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI")(Nasdaq: NAII), today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, accusing Vital Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("VPX") and DNP International Co., Inc. of infringing patents exclusively licensed to NAI relating to its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine. NAI has also asserted claims for unfair competition and false marking against one or both...

2009-11-04 13:18:05

Restores innate biological defense mechanisms Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine report that cutting back on the consumption of processed and fried foods, which are high in toxins called Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs), can reduce inflammation and actually help restore the body's natural defenses regardless of age or health status. These benefits are present even without changing caloric or nutrient intake. The findings, published in the October/November issue of the...

2009-11-03 16:04:28

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have for the first time successfully reconstituted in the laboratory the enzyme responsible for producing the blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin. The research, published Oct. 23 in the journal Science, could potentially lead to the development of other compounds with similarly beneficial effects. The lovastatin-synthesizing enzyme is one of the most interesting but least understood of the...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin