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2012-07-10 10:27:29

Diels and Alder won the Nobel; now UCLA's Kendall Houk makes the movie In 1928, chemists Otto Diels and Kurt Alder first documented diene synthesis, a chemical reaction important for synthesizing many polymers, alkaloids and steroids. Their work on this mechanism, which came to be known as the Diels—Alder reaction, won them the 1950 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Since then, the iconic reaction has become the most commonly used and studied mechanism in organic chemistry. But what...

How Bacteria Sense Salt Stress Discovered
2012-07-09 12:09:57

The scientists' finding is a major breakthrough in understanding decades-old problem of how bacteria detect environmental changes A team of scientists led by Assistant Professor Ganesh S Anand and Professor Linda J. Kenney from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) and the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) has discovered how bacteria respond to salts in their environment and the ways in which salts can alter the behaviour of specialised salt sensor...

2012-07-07 23:00:30

Goliath Labs, a New York State based Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Supplement Company is proud to announce the online availability of their 5 lb. bodybuilding protein supplement called Isolate. Bodybuilders, weightlifters and athletes looking for maximum protein intake can now purchase 100% Cold Filtered Whey Isolate from their online store. Kingston, New York (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 One of the most sought after protein supplements sought out by bodybuilders is Whey Protein. Whey Protein...

2012-07-06 10:22:10

℠Traffic policeman´ protein directs crucial step in cell division A traffic policeman standing at a busy intersection directing the flow of vehicles may be a rare sight these days, but a similar scene appears to still frequently play out in our cells. A protein called Lem4 directs a crucial step of cell division by preventing the progress of one molecule while waving another through, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have...

2012-06-27 22:27:42

Scientists are reporting an advance toward treating disease with minute capsules containing not drugs – but the DNA and other biological machinery for making the drug. In an article in ACS' journal Nano Letters, they describe engineering micro- and nano-sized capsules that contain the genetically coded instructions, plus the read-out gear and assembly line for protein synthesis that can be switched on with an external signal. Daniel Anderson and colleagues explain that development of...

2012-06-27 22:26:20

Long-term aim is to develop new treatments to block the spread of damaged proteins in the brain Van Andel Institute announces that researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study detailing how Parkinson's disease spreads through the brain. Experiments in rat models uncover a process previously used to explain mad cow disease, in which misfolded proteins travel from sick to healthy cells. This model has never before been identified so clearly in a living organism, and the...

2012-06-26 23:02:21

What is protein, where does it come from, and how much do we need? Sunwarrior, a plant-based supplement company, releases a funny, but info-packed video to answer a few of those questions. (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 Sunwarrior, a growing company that provides quality plant-based protein and supplements, announced a new video today, created to answer the burning questions people have about protein and what sets Sunwarrior protein supplements apart from the rest. “Sunwarrior has worked hard...

2012-06-19 00:03:38

International collaboration puts molecular face on enzyme family that allows plants to adjust quickly to herbivore attack or changes in growing conditions Science has known about plant hormones since Charles Darwin experimented with plant shoots and showed that the shoots bend toward the light as long as their tips, which are secreting a growth hormone, aren´t cut off. But it is only recently that scientists have begun to put a molecular face on the biochemical systems that...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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