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Image 1 - NSF, JST Issue New Joint Awards To Reduce Pesticide Pollution And Promote Biofuel
2011-11-09 04:10:52

The carbon footprint of humans will be reduced by four awards for plant and microbial research issued under a new joint U.S./Japanese program Four joint United States and Japanese research teams have been awarded funding totaling about $12 million (about Yen 960 million) to develop new environmentally-friendly techniques to increase the production of renewable biofuel and reduce pesticide use. These environmentally-friendly techniques will be based on studies of metabolites--chemical...

2011-09-16 07:00:00

Information on AnalyzerPro, data mining software for mass spectrometry, is now available at two web sites dedicated for North American mass spectrometry professionals who seek better ways to perform target component analysis in complex mixtures. Evans Mills, NY & Gananoque, ON (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 FarHawk Marketing Services announced today the simultaneous release of web sites AnalyzerPro.us and AnalyzerPro.ca, sites dedicated to the North American distribution of AnalyzerPro,...

2011-09-13 12:18:12

A new technique developed by researchers at RIKEN has clarified the location and dynamics of specific metabolites in a single cell of the alga Chara australis. The findings reveal that these metabolites are regulated and fluctuate under stress conditions, providing insight into previously-unknown functions of the vacuole in cellular processes. Metabolites, the intermediates and products of chemical reactions that sustain all living organisms, play a central role in cellular processes...

2011-09-12 13:02:27

Molecules in their breath, sweat and skin have been used to detect humans in a simulation of a collapsed building, raising the prospect of portable sensors for use in real-life situations, such as the devastating aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and more recent disasters in New Zealand and Japan. Published today, Monday 12 September, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Breath Research, the study examined flumes of air to create a preliminary profile of molecules that could indicate human activity...

2011-08-31 20:24:25

Study of metabolites reveals health implications from small molecules Researchers have undertaken the most comprehensive investigation of genetic variance in human metabolism and discovered new insights into a range of common diseases. Their work has revealed 37 new variants that are associated with concentrations of metabolites in the blood. Many of these match variants associated with diseases such as chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and blood clotting. The team conducted the...

2011-08-31 14:36:03

Minimum information about a bioactive entity An international consortium of pharmaceutical companies, public and commercial data providers and academic groups has agreed on a new standard for describing the effect of a compound on a biological entity. Published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, the Minimum Information about a Bioactive Entity (MIABE) standard makes it possible to enhance the interchange of public data on drug discovery success and attrition. Every day, pharma, biotech...

2011-08-12 12:01:15

Significant differences in metabolites between men and women lead researchers to propose gender-specific treatment for some diseases Analyses of the metabolic profile of blood serum have revealed significant differences in metabolites between men and women. In a study to be published on August 11 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen have concluded that there is a need for gender-specific therapies. Gender-specific therapies may be required for...

2011-08-02 19:46:58

The new Alkek Center for Molecular Discovery builds on and expands Baylor College of Medicine's established program in proteomics and adds a new developmental program in metabolomics (which refers to the metabolism in a cell and the products of that activity called metabolites) to advance studies of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Directed by Dr. Bert O'Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at BCM and a National Medal of Science winner, and co-directed by Dr. Adam...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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