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Whale Sharks Studied Using Metabolomics
2012-11-17 05:56:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The metabolite homarine is a useful indicator of the health status of whale sharks, according to new research from experts at the Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Dr. Alistair Dove, the Director of Research & Conservation at Georgia Aquarium and an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, and colleagues, discovered that the concentration of homarine in the serum was a major difference between...

New Diabetes Biomarkers May Help With New Treatments
2012-10-05 10:32:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition and the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine recently revealed that they have been able to identify 14 new biomarkers for type 2 diabetes. The findings are important, as scientists believe that these biomarkers may be able to help in the development of new treatments to help prevent the disease. The scientists also believe that the results of the study will help them...

2012-08-15 01:21:20

Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE´s) Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures. The new method opens up new realms of study, ones that might have long-ranging implications for biofuels research and crop genetics. “The data we´re seeing are unprecedented,” said Basil Nikolau, the Ames Laboratory faculty scientist heading up the project,...

2012-05-25 10:00:28

Amino acid consumption associated with how fast cancer cells divide For almost a century, researchers have known that cancer cells have peculiar appetites, devouring glucose in ways that normal cells do not. But glucose uptake may tell only part of cancer's metabolic story. Researchers from the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital looked across 60 well-studied cancer cell lines, analyzing which of more than 200 metabolites were consumed or released by the fastest dividing...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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