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2012-06-11 11:53:36

Technique will help scientists understand how cells' common sugar molecules influence inflammation, cancer metastasis, and related conditions Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed chemical compounds that can make key modifications to common sugar molecules ("glycans"), which are found on the surface of all cells in our body. The new study presents powerful new tools for studying these molecules' function, for example in cell signaling and immunity, and for...

2012-06-04 19:23:56

Findings suggest ways to increase oil production for biofuels and industrial processes Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified key elements in the biochemical mechanism plants use to limit the production of fatty acids. The results suggest ways scientists might target those biochemical pathways to increase the production of plant oils as a renewable resource for biofuels and industrial processes. "Now that we understand how this...

2012-05-25 10:00:28

Amino acid consumption associated with how fast cancer cells divide For almost a century, researchers have known that cancer cells have peculiar appetites, devouring glucose in ways that normal cells do not. But glucose uptake may tell only part of cancer's metabolic story. Researchers from the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital looked across 60 well-studied cancer cell lines, analyzing which of more than 200 metabolites were consumed or released by the fastest dividing...

The Cellular Secrets of Plant Fatty Acid Production Understood
2012-05-14 13:46:38

Chalcone-isomerase protein holds much promise of economic benefit A curious twist in a family of plant proteins called chalcone- isomerase recently was discovered by Salk Institute for Biological Studies scientist Joseph Noel and colleagues at Iowa State University led by Eve Wurtele. Pursuing basic scientific discovery, they found three similar proteins that could soon translate into positive results for bio-renewable fuels, commodity chemicals like plastics, food security and...

2012-05-11 23:00:28

Now available from Swanson Health Products: Stimulant free Swanson Ultra ZIP EX2 Enzymatic Energizer featuring digestive enzymes, natural herbs and specific vitamins to provide long lasting energy without jitters or crash. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Most energy drinks deliver a quick, temporary boost in energy followed by a rise in blood sugar from the excessive amounts of sugar and a stimulant crash from caffeine. An alternative, natural solution to energy management is now available...

2012-05-02 13:18:13

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society´s (ACS´) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series focuses on adaptation of the ubiquitous personal glucose monitor, typically used to test blood sugar levels, for possible home use in testing for viruses and bacteria in human body fluids, food and other substances. Based on research by Yi Lu, Ph.D., and colleagues and reported in ACS´ journal Analytical Chemistry, the new podcast is available...

2012-04-26 23:00:02

Dr. Lamm, Enzymedica and The Natural, the online retailer of wellness products, have partnered in launching a content initiative, designed to bring unique, engaging health information to The Natural´s online customers. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 The Natural, a leading e-retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness products, launched a new content initiative via partnering with Dr. Lamm and Enzymedica. The Natural´s website, TheNaturalOnline.com, currently...

2012-04-25 00:01:17

An international team of researchers has reported a new understanding of a little-known process that happens in virtually every cell of our bodies. Protein folding is the process by which not-yet folded chains of amino acids assume their specific shapes, hence taking on their specific functions. These functions vary widely: In the human body, proteins fold to become muscles, hormones, enzymes, and various other components. "This protein folding process is still a big mystery," said UC...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'