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2012-08-23 23:50:10

Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by chemists at the University of Copenhagen. Being able to control this chemical on/off button could have massive implications for curing diseases related to obesity including diabetes, cardio vascular disease, stroke and even skin problems like acne. But the implications may be wider. Possibly the most important discovery in enzymology The results...

2012-07-02 02:24:57

JUPITER, Fla. and WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the industrial enzyme, bioenergy, and biopharmaceutical industries, announced today that its research and development center in the Netherlands is a member of the Bio-Mimetic Project, a new multidisciplinary research consortium that has been awarded a...

2012-04-19 19:44:49

A new study presented today at the International Liver Congress 2012 demonstrates that the gut microbiota has a profound systemic effect on bile acid metabolism. Bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver and further metabolized by the gut microbiota into secondary bile acids. The main function of bile acid is to promote processing of dietary fat. In addition, hepatic synthesis of bile acids is a major mechanism of cholesterol breakdown in the body. Farnesoid-x-receptor (FXR)...

2012-04-18 21:53:14

Concordia physicists modify battery-like enzyme to produce carbon-neutral energy New research at Concordia University is bringing us one step closer to clean energy. It is possible to extend the length of time a battery-like enzyme can store energy from seconds to hours, a study published in the Journal of The American Chemical Society shows. Concordia Associate Professor László Kálmán – along with his colleagues in the...

2012-04-18 09:11:37

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products. In a paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, a team led by Pratul Agarwal of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory described a process that aims to improve upon nature - and it happens in the blink of an eye. "When light enters the eye and hits the...

2012-04-04 23:04:19

This month, Australia's leading bee product specialist, Lifetime Health Australia, broadens its online offering with a range of vitamins and minerals from popular Australian brand, Herbs of Gold. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 Antony Adare, Founder of Lifetime Health, said “Herbs of Gold are a natural partner for Lifetime because they share our high quality standards and manufacturing practices, and of course, they´re Australian-made.” Herbs of Gold General...

2012-04-04 14:18:41

With a pinpoint UV laser beam, researchers are able to learn more about protein synthesis University of Oregon scientists collaborating with an Oregon company that synthesizes antisense Morpholinos for genetic research have developed a UV light-activated on-off switch for the vital gene-blocking molecule. Based on initial testing in zebra-fish embryos, the enhanced molecule promises to deliver new insights for developmental biologists and brain researchers. The seven-member team...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

This week, Lifetime Health Australia launches its new e-commerce website with two exciting new brands, more natural Australian health products and big savings. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 The new website is a complete re-branding, but popular products and quality remain the same: Propolis, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Squalene, Green Lipped Mussel, Manuka Honey and more. To celebrate the launch, Lifetime Health is offering 30% off all Natural Life products sold online during...

2012-02-29 08:15:00

JUPITER, Fla., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein products for the industrial enzyme, bioenergy, and biopharmaceutical industries, announced today that it has entered into a research, development and license agreement with a leading global provider of nutritional ingredient solutions to use Dyadic's patented and proprietary C1...

2012-02-14 00:05:41

Fungi with additional foreign genes have been created at the Vienna University of Technology - They can now turn chitin into pharmaceuticals Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about — but now they can be used as "chemical factories". Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in introducing bacterial genes into the fungus Trichoderma, so that the fungus can now produce important chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry. The raw material used by the...