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2011-01-25 03:26:00

DALLAS, Texas, January 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sandler Research announces it will carry Enzymes in Industrial Applications: Global Markets Research Report in its store. This Research Forecast Announce Global Industrial Enzymes Market is Expected to Reach $4.4 Billion by 2015. Browse the complete Report on: http://www.sandlerresearch.org/reports/55370-enzymes-in-indust.html Browse All Market Research Reports at http://www.sandlerresearch.org/ The global market for...

2011-01-18 22:23:43

Researchers have determined the structure and mechanism of an enzyme that performs the crucial first step in the formation of cholesterol and a key virulence factor in staph bacteria. Chemists at the University of Illinois and collaborators in Taiwan studied a type of enzyme found in humans, plants, fungi, parasites, and many bacteria that begins the synthesis of triterpenes "“ one of the most abundant and most ancient classes of molecules. Triterpenes are precursors to steroids such as...

2011-01-10 14:35:18

New insights from the nano world The mechanism for binding oxygen to metalloporphyrins is a vital process for oxygen-breathing organisms. Understanding how small gas molecules are chemically bound to the metal complex is also important in catalysis or the implementation of chemical sensors. When investigating these binding mechanisms, scientists use porphyrin rings with a central cobalt or iron atom. They coat a copper or silver support surface with these substances. An important...

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2010-12-02 14:09:55

New research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigating the effect of temperature on extremely slow chemical reactions suggests that the time required for evolution on a warm earth is shorter than critics might expect. There has been controversy about whether life originated in a hot or cold environment, and about whether enough time has elapsed for life to have evolved to its present complexity. But new research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

2010-11-19 00:00:50

Are enzymes the most important factor in good health? According to five German health practitioners, the answer is a resounding "ËœYES". So much so, that they have written a book on their findings. (Vocus/PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Are enzymes the most important factor in good health? According to five German health practitioners, the answer is a resounding "Yes". So much so, that they have written a new book on their findings. They say that patients often leave the doctor's office...

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2010-10-05 08:36:57

Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are helping scientists unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins of life. A research team led by Jeremy Smith, who directs ORNL's Center for Molecular Biophysics and holds a Governor's Chair at University of Tennessee, used molecular dynamics simulation to probe an organic chemical reaction that may have been important in the evolution of ribonucleic acids, or RNA, into early life...

2010-10-05 06:54:00

VIENNA, Austria and DUSSELDORF, Germany, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial biotech companies EUCODIS Bioscience and evocatal today announced the formation of an alliance to jointly market the companies' industrial enzyme products, including alcohol dehydrogenases, lipases, and other enzymes. The two companies will leverage their knowledge of customers' needs in their respective markets as well as their complementary resources to provide existing and future customers with a...

2010-09-30 14:49:12

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia researchers find unusual suspect holds the secret for new approach to treat severe sepsis Severe sepsis, a disease characterised by a sudden drop in blood pressure and progressive organ dysfunction following infection, remains one of the most common causes of mortality in intensive care units worldwide. Even under the best possible medical conditions, mortality rates range between 30 and 70%. A research team from the Instituto Gulbenkian de...

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2010-09-22 11:25:06

By Dennis O'Brien, ARS With the help of genetic materials from a cow's rumen, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are developing new ways to break down plant fibers for conversion into biofuel. To convert corn stover and switchgrass into biofuel, the plant fibers must first be broken down into sugars. But cell wall polymers are cross-linked in various ways that make them very resistant to breaking down, according to Dominic Wong, a chemist at the USDA Agricultural Research...

2010-09-20 22:35:07

Drug created by UCI, Italian team inhibits enzyme that breaks down anandamide American and Italian researchers have found that a novel drug allows anandamide "“ a marijuana-like chemical in the body "“ to effectively control pain at the site of an injury. Led by Daniele Piomelli, the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences and director of the Center for Drug Discovery at UC Irvine, the study suggests that such compounds could form the basis of pain medications that don't...