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2012-07-13 08:20:01

Tokyo, July 13, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that first data from clinical studies with E2609, a BACE (beta-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme) inhibitor discovered in-house, will be presented during oral sessions at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2012, taking place in Vancouver, Canada from July 14 to 19, 2012. E2609 is a BACE inhibitor currently being developed by Eisai as a next-generation oral Alzheimer's disease...

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2012-07-13 07:06:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 5 million. That´s the number of people in the U.S. suffering from Alzheimer´s disease, according to a recent CNN article. Scientists recently announced that they had discovered a gene that fights Alzheimer´s. This is a positive step forward as the gene could help develop treatments to fight the disorder. In the journal Nature, researchers explained how the gene that caused an early form of Alzheimer´s could also be...

2012-07-12 23:01:59

National Science Foundation Awards Phase I Small Business Innovative Research Grant for Engineering Cellulase Enzymes. Pasadena, California (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 The National Science Foundation awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Protabit, LLC, a Pasadena-based spin-out from the California Institute of Technology. The grant will be used to engineer cellulase enzymes that are used in the production of biofuels from non-edible corn stover biomass. Protabit is...

Small Molecule Might Play Big Role In Alzheimer's Disease
2012-07-10 10:58:00

Simulations by UC Santa Barbara researchers improve understanding of plaque formation and suggest new diagnostic and treatment options Alzheimer's disease is one of the most dreaded and debilitating illnesses one can develop. Currently, the disease afflicts 6.5 million Americans and the Alzheimer's Association projects it to increase to between 11 and 16 million, or 1 in 85 people, by 2050. Cell death in the brain causes one to grow forgetful, confused and, eventually, catatonic....

Milk Ingredient Protects Against Obesity
2012-06-06 05:11:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Milk ads have long proclaimed that milk does the body good. Now, there may be research that backs this idea of milk as having particular attributes to boost a healthy body. Researchers found that a natural ingredient in milk can help protect against obesity, even when mice consume foods that are high in fat. The findings, published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, believe that the milk ingredient is similar to a new type of vitamin. The discovery of NR...

2012-05-01 21:19:57

New research reinforces the claim that resveratrol–a compound found in plants and food groups, notably red wine–prolongs lifespan and health-span by boosting the activity of mitochondria, the cell's energy supplier. "The results were surprisingly clear," said David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and the study's senior author. "Without the mitochondria-boosting gene SIRT1, resveratrol does not work." Over the last decade, Sinclair and colleagues...

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...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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