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Scientists Show X-ray Laser Can Solve Protein Structures From Scratch
2013-11-25 10:17:33

DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory SLAC's linac coherent light source reaches key milestone in decoding biological structures that were out of reach A study shows for the first time that X-ray lasers can be used to generate a complete 3-D model of a protein without any prior knowledge of its structure. An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory produced from scratch an accurate model of lysozyme, a...

2013-03-14 10:34:21

Milk from goats that were genetically modified to produce higher levels of a human antimicrobial protein has proved effective in treating diarrhea in young pigs, demonstrating the potential for food products from transgenic animals to one day also benefit human health, report researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study is the first on record to show that goats' milk carrying elevated levels of the antimicrobial lysozyme, a protein found in human breast milk, can...

Protein In Teardrops Annihilates Harmful Bacteria
2012-01-20 05:02:40

Finding that lysozymes have jaws could aid in early diagnosis of cancer A disease-fighting protein in our teardrops has been tethered to a tiny transistor, enabling UC Irvine scientists to discover exactly how it destroys dangerous bacteria. The research could prove critical to long-term work aimed at diagnosing cancers and other illnesses in their very early stages. Ever since Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming found that human tears contain antiseptic proteins called lysozymes about a...

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2011-06-10 05:50:00

A team of scientists at China's Agricultural University has genetically modified dairy cows to produce human breast milk, and hope to sell it in supermarkets within three years, SkyNews in Britain reported. The scientists genetically engineered 300 dairy cows to produce milk that contains nutrients such as lysozyme, a bacteria-fighting material that improves infants' immune systems early in life, found in human breast milk. The researchers introduced genes that express these human milk...

2011-03-02 21:39:07

New research, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has shown that nematode worms have to trade-off resistance to different diseases, gaining resistance to one microbe at the expense of becoming more vulnerable to another. This finding, published in PLoS ONE today (2 March 2011), reveals that the worms, called C. elegans, have a much more complex immune system than was previously thought and shows how important such trade-offs are across the animal...

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2010-08-26 12:57:58

An antibacterial enzyme found in human tears and other body fluids could be applied to certain foods for protection against intentional contamination with anthrax, scientists reported today at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "Data from this study could be used in developing safer foods for human consumption," said Saeed A. Khan, Ph.D. "The data from our study shows that lysozyme application has the potential to eliminate anthrax producing bacteria in...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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