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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...

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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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2008-11-12 11:39:13

All biological reactions within human cells depend on enzymes. Their power as catalysts enables biological reactions to occur usually in milliseconds. But how slowly would these reactions proceed spontaneously, in the absence of enzymes – minutes, hours, days? And why even pose the question?

2008-09-28 00:00:17

By The Associated Press DES MOINES (AP) - Critics are complaining that state environmental officials have done little about an outbreak of toxic algae that threatened the safety of drinking water in Iowa's largest city and posed a risk to swimmers at a west-central Iowa lake.They said the blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, was found at Black Hawk Lake near Lake View, and that levels recorded just after Labor Day were seven times more than an internationally recognized benchmark for safe...

2008-09-16 15:00:38

A U.S. scientist says a combination of the new drug trabectedin with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin provides clinical benefit for relapsed ovarian cancer.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.