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2014-07-30 23:02:56

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Chitosan Industry” and “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Sialic Acid Industry” reports to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Chitosan Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on the China Chitosan market. The report provides basic Chitosan information, including Chitosan definition, classification,...

2014-02-11 20:20:02

Glycomics an emerging field with implications for understanding and treating human diseasesSingapore, Feb 12, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) and Chungnam National University's Graduate School of Analytics Science and Technology (GRAST) to advance collaboration between Singapore and South Korea in the field of glycomics in Asia. The agreements were signed by the...

2013-12-20 23:01:01

An international team of researchers led by UC Davis in collaboration with scientists in Mexico and South Korea have taken a first step towards identifying glycans — sugars attached to proteins — that could help clinicians diagnose gastric cancer before it becomes deadly. Their research was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Gastric cancer kills more than 700,000 people each year, mostly in Latin America, Asia and Eastern...

2013-11-25 09:52:15

How a sugar-rich mucus barrier traps the virus -- and it gets free to infect Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown for the first time how influenza A viruses snip through a protective mucus net to both infect respiratory cells and later cut their way out to infect other cells. The findings, published online today in Virology Journal by principal investigator Pascal Gagneux, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Cellular and...

2013-08-09 09:43:14

Study identifies 3 enzymes required for building sugar superstructure involved in muscular dystrophies For many inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington disease, the disease-causing genetic mutation damages or removes a protein that has an essential role in the body. This protein defect is the root cause of the disease symptoms. However, for a group of muscular dystrophies known collectively as congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs), the sequence of the protein that is...

Sugar-based Detection Method Enables Easy And Accurate Identification Of The Yersinia Pestis Bacterium
2013-07-24 15:00:29

Max Planck Institute Diagnosing the presence of Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, may soon be easier than ever before. Scientists working with Peter Seeberger, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG) in Potsdam and Professor at the Freie Universitat Berlin, have come up with a simple, inexpensive and reliable method of detecting the bacterium. The research team, specializing in glycochemistry glycobiology, first identified and synthesized an...

2013-07-16 14:10:45

Some strains of the avian H7N9 influenza that emerged in China this year have developed resistance to the only antiviral drugs available to treat the infection, but testing for antiviral resistance can give misleading results, helping hasten the spread of resistant strains. The authors of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, characterized viruses taken from the first person known to be stricken with H7N9 influenza and found...

2013-06-19 11:49:02

Glycoproteins are an essential part of our body: These sugar-protein hybrid molecules are what makes the protective mucus that lines our lungs and stomach. They are also part of the fluid that lubricates our joints, the synovial fluid, and cover all our cells, with the sugar parts, the glycans, sticking out like a tiny forest of antennae. Researchers in the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology at ETH Zurich and the Laboratories of Nanoscale Materials Science of Empa have identified a...

2013-06-06 11:31:55

From the neurons that enable thought to the keratinocytes that make toenails grow-a complex canopy of sugar molecules, commonly known as glycans, envelop every living cell in the human body. These complex carbohydrate chains perform a host of vital functions, providing the necessary machinery for cells to communicate, replicate and survive. It stands to reason, then, that when something goes wrong with a person's glycans, something goes wrong with them. Now, researchers at the...

2013-05-02 23:20:51

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a new study that found that the natural sugars in apples, called oligosaccharides, can impede the growth and development of human colon cancer cells. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a new study that found that the natural sugars in apples, called oligosaccharides, can...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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