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2012-11-08 16:27:22

IPSWICH, Mass., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs (NEB) has recently received a $640,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to expand its research and product development of novel enzymatic tools for epigenetic analysis. This latest grant adds to the more than $1.1 million of SBIR funds awarded for this research since 2009. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b ) Since its establishment in 1974, NEB has been dedicated to the...

2012-11-01 07:31:28

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, today announced that it will release 2012 third quarter financial results on Thursday, November 8, 2012 after market close. In conjunction with the release, the Company will host a conference call with live webcast on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. ET. (Logo:...

2012-10-30 19:21:38

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brenda Watson of Renew Life, a company dedicated to all-natural digestive care solutions, appears on The SUZANNE Show this week to discuss digestive enzymes. Her appearance, which is the last in a four-part series detailing the nutrients needed to achieve optimal digestive health and overall wellness, airs Wednesday, October 31(st), at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television. Digestive enzymes break down the food that we eat and convert it into...

2012-10-09 22:25:34

Using a computational model they designed to incorporate detailed information about plants´ interconnected metabolic processes, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified key pathways that appear to “favor” the production of either oils or proteins. The research, now published online in Plant Physiology, may point the way to new strategies to tip the balance and increase plant oil production. The study focused on the...

2012-10-08 15:22:45

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Comerica Bank for a two-year, $10 million revolving credit facility. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120924/MM79973LOGO) This credit facility will allow Verenium to borrow up to $8.4 million against eligible foreign...

2012-10-02 02:29:55

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, today announced that it will host a live webcast of its Capital Markets Day for investors and analysts on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in New York City. The webcasted presentations and Q&A will begin at 8:00 a.m. and are expected to conclude at 11:00 a.m. ET. (Logo:...

Green Nylon Byproduct Of Cancer Research
2012-09-24 12:30:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1935, a brilliant scientist became the father of a new field of chemistry. Polymers, which occur both naturally in organic compounds like proteins and starches as well as synthetically as plastics, were the focus of Wallace Carothers´ research, an Iowa-born accounting student at Tarkio College who later changed his field of study to science. While still an undergraduate he was appointed head of the chemistry department....

2012-09-24 02:27:32

JUPITER, Fla., Sept. 24, 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 bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,268,585 entitled, "Transformation System in the Field of Filamentous Fungal Hosts" by the United States Patent and...

2012-09-17 14:10:44

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle. Their achievement, detailed in a paper that appears online this week in the journal Nature Methods, will allow researchers to better understand the biochemistry of naturally formed proteins in order to create better antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, biofuels, food crops and other natural products....

'Promiscuous' Enzymes Still Prevalent In Metabolism Shown By New Study
2012-08-31 13:12:26

Challenges fundamental notion of enzyme specificity and efficiency Open an undergraduate biochemistry textbook and you will learn that enzymes are highly efficient and specific in catalyzing chemical reactions in living organisms, and that they evolved to this state from their “sloppy” and “promiscuous” ancestors to allow cells to grow more efficiently. This fundamental paradigm is being challenged in a new study by bioengineers at the University of California, San...