Latest Biomolecules Stories

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.

2008-09-12 14:33:47

Scientists at Stanford University Medical Center reported Thursday that an enzyme that helps the body metabolize alcohol might also limit injury during a heart attack.

2008-09-11 15:00:11

Marauding molecules cause the tissue damage that underlies heart attacks, sunburn, Alzheimer's and hangovers.

2008-09-11 03:00:19

By Manian, Avinash P Lenninger, Margit; Bechtold, Thomas; Steinlechner, Erik Abstract The liming propensity of a woven cellulosic substrate is investigated as a function of substrate characteristics and of different parameters in the test environment.

2008-08-20 12:00:27

U.S.-led researchers say they have created a new model of catalyst design that challenges current ideas about how catalysts function. The study also suggests a method for designing new catalysts.

2008-08-06 12:00:00

University of Georgia researchers suggest herbs and spices are potent inhibitors of tissue damage and inflammation caused by high levels of blood sugar.

2008-07-25 03:00:40

By Kubiak, Karina Nowak, Wieslaw ABSTRACT Nitrile hydratase (NHase) is an enzyme used in the industrial biotechnological production of acrylamide. The active site, which contains nonheme iron or noncorrin cobalt, is buried in the protein core at the interface of two domains, alpha and beta.

2008-07-07 15:00:13

U.S. scientists say they have produced synthetic molecules that can emulate enzyme behaviors.

2008-07-02 16:14:38

When chemists want to produce a lot of a substance -- such as a newly designed drug -- they often turn to catalysts, molecules that speed chemical reactions.

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The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.