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2012-07-20 01:50:16

New research has shown that a protein does something that scientists once thought impossible: It unfolds itself and refolds into a completely new shape. This protein, called RfaH, activates genes that allow bacterial cells to launch a successful attack on their host, causing disease. The researchers determined that RfaH starts out in its alpha form, composed of two spiral shapes. Later, in its beta form, it resembles spokes on a wheel and is called a barrel. When RfaH refolds, it...

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2012-07-19 20:28:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that children who have egg allergies may benefit by just being exposed to the very food they are allergic to. Researchers treated 35 children with egg oral immunotherapy (OIT) and found that eleven of them experience long-term elimination of egg-related allergic reactions. The rest of the children who were exposed to eggs were able to tolerate higher doses of egg, with only mild or no symptoms. The study...

2012-07-17 15:15:44

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a technique to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, that could lead to new approaches to treating cancer. Apoptosis is an essential defense mechanism against the spread of abnormal cells such as cancer. It is a complex process that occurs through networks of proteins that interact with each other. Cancer cells usually avoid this process due to mutations in the genes that encode...

2012-07-14 23:03:28

Topics include how to eat well on a budget and get the right balance of protein, fats and carbohydrate Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 MonaVie RVL spokesperson and CNN contributor Mark Macdonald recently appeared on CNN to continue educating viewers on how to achieve optimal health through proper diet, nutrition and supplementation. In his most recent segments with CNN, Macdonald discussed the important role that antioxidants play within the body as well as how protein affects the...

2012-07-12 23:01:59

National Science Foundation Awards Phase I Small Business Innovative Research Grant for Engineering Cellulase Enzymes. Pasadena, California (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 The National Science Foundation awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Protabit, LLC, a Pasadena-based spin-out from the California Institute of Technology. The grant will be used to engineer cellulase enzymes that are used in the production of biofuels from non-edible corn stover biomass. Protabit is...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.