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2011-11-01 04:26:54

By consuming fewer calories, ageing can be slowed down and the development of age-related diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes can be delayed. The earlier calorie intake is reduced, the greater the effect. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now identified one of the enzymes that hold the key to the ageing process. "We are able to show that caloric restriction slows down ageing by preventing an enzyme, peroxiredoxin, from being inactivated. This enzyme is also extremely...

2011-09-07 14:01:50

Feedback mechanism coordinates cellular respiration and the degradation of free oxygen radicals Oxygen-consuming organisms obtain energy through cellular respiration, which is the transformation of carbohydrates and oxygen into carbon dioxide and water. This process also produces toxic oxygen radicals which must be decomposed immediately, as they would otherwise cause damage to cells. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin have now discovered a mechanism,...

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2011-04-04 23:50:00

A new study reveals that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years, providing evidence that life on Early Earth evolved from a much hotter, more acidic environment to the cooler, less acidic global environment that exists today.The study found that a group of ancient enzymes known as thioredoxin were chemically stable at temperatures up to 32 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than their modern...

2011-02-28 09:32:00

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical -- a global leader in process chemicals -- has been actively investigating the machining of compacted graphite iron (CGI), and the influence of metalworking fluid properties on CGI machinability. Their findings will add to many industries' current level of understanding relative to the challenges and potential solutions to be considered in machining of CGI. CGI has higher strength properties relative to those of standard...

2010-11-19 00:00:50

Are enzymes the most important factor in good health? According to five German health practitioners, the answer is a resounding "ËœYES". So much so, that they have written a book on their findings. (Vocus/PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Are enzymes the most important factor in good health? According to five German health practitioners, the answer is a resounding "Yes". So much so, that they have written a new book on their findings. They say that patients often leave the doctor's office...

2010-10-13 07:00:00

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading authority from Quaker Chemical (NYSE: KWR) -- a global leader in process chemicals, fluids, coatings and surface treatment products -- will present information on chemical passivation of zinc surfaces at the 102nd Galvanizers Association Conference and Exposition in Huntsville, AL, October 24-27. Quaker's presentation will include an overview of the chemistry involved, alternate solutions, and new technology trends. For several years,...

2010-04-14 09:04:00

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A representative from Quaker Chemical (NYSE: KWR), a global leader in process chemicals, has been asked to speak at the upcoming REACH USA 2010 conference this April in Chicago, IL. Quaker's proactive involvement in the REACH process and its leadership role within a key special interest group, the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) on MEA polyborates, has caught the attention of industry experts. Quaker believes that sharing...

2010-03-03 14:11:47

SIRT3 may play role With obesity and obesity-related diseases epidemic in the developed world, a clear understanding of how metabolism is regulated is crucial. One of the key metabolic pathways involves the oxidation of fat. In the current edition of the journal Nature, scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology report on a new mechanism that governs this pathway and in the process identified a novel potential therapeutic target for controlling fat metabolism. The target...

2009-12-01 12:24:00

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Conshohocken-based Quaker Chemical Corporation, a leading global provider of process chemicals and coatings, has launched a new website: www.rapidshield.com. This new site -- developed to showcase Quaker's high-performance, UV-curable floor coating system called RAPIDSHIELD(TM) -- offers industry-specific information and solutions via user-friendly navigation, making it easy for visitors to find exactly what they need. Visitors can access expanded...

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2009-11-16 08:05:00

Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed microscopic polymer beads that can deliver an antioxidant enzyme made naturally by the body into the heart. Injecting the enzyme-containing particles into rats' hearts after a simulated heart attack reduced the number of dying cells and resulted in improved heart function days later. Michael Davis, PhD, is presenting the results Sunday evening at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in...