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2013-09-30 12:48:15

Findings point to new approach to drug design Highlighting an important but unexplored area of evolution, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found evidence that, over hundreds of millions of years, an essential protein has evolved chiefly by changing how it moves, rather than by changing its basic molecular structure. The work has implications not only for the understanding of protein evolution, but also for the design of antibiotics and other drugs that target the...

2013-09-24 11:16:51

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of nearly 6,900 organisms, but they know the functions of only about half of the protein-coding genes thus far discovered. Now a multidisciplinary effort involving 15 scientists from three institutions has begun chipping away at this mystery – in a big way. Their work to identify the function of one bacterial protein and the biochemical pathway in which it operates will also help identify the functions of hundreds of other proteins. A report of their...

2013-09-23 23:26:46

Two rare mutations in the human gene that lead to the most common, late-onset variant of Alzheimer's have been identified by Chair Member of the Cure Alzheimer's Disease Research Consortium, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, bringing researchers closer to identifying a cure. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 In a paper recently published in the prestigious journal Neuron, Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital Geneticist Dr. Rudy Tanzi, together with lead author, Dr. Jaehong Suh and their...

2013-09-09 23:26:54

Crosscutting Concepts has partnered with EMC Publishing and author Ellyn Daugherty to develop and market engaging, hands-on laboratory kits to accompany the best-selling textbook and laboratory manual Biotechnology: Science for the New Millennium. Huntington, W.V. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Crosscutting Concepts has partnered with EMC Publishing and author Ellyn Daugherty to develop and market Biotechnology by Ellyn Daugherty™, a series of engaging, hands-on laboratory kits to accompany...

Longevity Is All In Your Head
2013-09-04 05:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have reportedly discovered the mechanism through which a specific type of protein can bring about a “significant delay” in the aging process. Writing in the September 3 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, the study authors explain how one sirtuin protein (a class of proteins that have been linked to cellular processes like aging, transcription,...

2013-08-08 09:39:19

Though one might think the brains of people who develop Alzheimer's disease (AD) possess building blocks of the disease absent in healthy brains, for most sufferers, this is not true. Every human brain contains the ingredients necessary to spark AD, but while an estimated 5 million Americans have AD – a number projected to triple by 2050 – the vast majority of people do not and will not develop the devastating neurological condition. For researchers like...

2013-08-06 23:03:37

Insightful research report “Feed Enzyme Market Study in China” elaborated by Guangzhou CCM Information Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (CCM) has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the Chinese feed enzyme consumption increases stably, with the production following the same trend. London, UK (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 In 2008, rapid growth of the Chinese feed enzymes market decelerated owing to the damage of the main production area of calcium...

2013-08-05 23:04:49

Transparency Market Research adds new "Feed Enzymes Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. To browse the report, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/feed-enzymes-market.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Enzymes are feed additives which provide necessary nutrition in addition to improving digestive system and providing protection against diseases in animals. Feed...

2013-07-26 14:12:08

Study first to use 'structural' approach in hunt for amyloid-inhibiting agents UCLA chemists and molecular biologists have for the first time used a "structure-based" approach to drug design to identify compounds with the potential to delay or treat Alzheimer's disease, and possibly Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease and other degenerative disorders. All of these diseases are marked by harmful, elongated, rope-like structures known as amyloid fibrils, linked protein molecules that form...


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