Latest Biomolecules Stories

2009-05-21 09:13:20

A Boston University–led research team has identified the structural underpinnings of a widely-known enzyme -- acetoacetate decarboxylase (AADase) -- that was first described correctly more than 43 years ago including how it accelerates its target reaction.

2009-05-19 11:40:00

Enzyme-equipped liposomes embedded in polymer capsules as a novel biomedical transport system.

2009-04-17 11:41:55

Combating several human pathogens, including some biological warfare agents, may one day become a bit easier thanks to research reported by a University of Iowa chemist and his colleagues in the April 16 issue of the journal Nature.

2009-03-13 14:34:15

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of medicine's most vexing challenges. In a study described in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University are developing a new generation of antibiotic compounds that do not provoke bacterial resistance.

2009-02-26 08:00:00

VIENNA, Austria and CUXHAVEN, Germany, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- EUCODIS Bioscience, a company developing proteins for the chemical industry, and Lohmann Animal Health (LAH), a company developing and marketing products for animal nutrition and animal health, today announced the achievement of a major development milestone in their collaboration agreement relating to the optimization of an undisclosed protein. EUCODIS Bioscience has completed the development of the prototype protein...

2009-02-24 15:50:59

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found how a citric acid-based Achilles heel used by a pathogen that attacks the popular African Violet house plant could be exploited not just to save African Violets but also to provide a potentially effective treatment for Anthrax.

2009-02-23 22:55:29

A team of European researchers says hair grays with age as follicles become bleached first gray, and then white, from within. The researchers closely examined cell cultures of human hair follicles and found in the absence of the enzyme catalase, the hydrogen peroxide naturally produced in hair cells stops being broken down into water and oxygen.

2009-02-17 10:50:22

A Duke University-led team has brought powerful software to the never-ending arms race between antibiotics and germs.

2009-01-19 10:00:00

Bifera provides the energy and nutritional benefits from iron with virtually no gastrointestinal side effects and is now available without a prescription ATLANTA, Jan.

2009-01-09 15:41:14

Now, a pair of Scripps Research Institute scientists has taken a significant step toward answering that question.

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