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2012-04-20 10:14:03

By developing software that uses 3-D models of proteins involved in cystic fibrosis, a team of scientists at Duke University has identified several new molecules that may ease the symptoms of the disease. Computer algorithms created by the team predict how well a given molecular structure will block a basic protein-protein interaction known to occur in cystic fibrosis. To test the predictions, the scientists synthesized the molecules and measured how well they attached to one of the...

2012-04-19 23:00:13

Selexis´ co-founder and scientific advisory board member, Nicolas Mermod, PhD, Professor of Biotechnology at Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, will present, “Engineering CHO Cells and Vectors for Improved Transgene Integration and Antibody Production.” Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Selexis SA announced today the Company´s co-founder will present data on the Company´s core technology at the 13th Annual Cell Culture...

2012-04-18 09:11:37

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products. In a paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, a team led by Pratul Agarwal of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory described a process that aims to improve upon nature - and it happens in the blink of an eye. "When light enters the eye and hits the...

2012-04-12 23:02:25

Protica is pleased to announce that their healthy condiment, Protein Ketchup, was featured on Fox News Dallas/Fort Worth as part of the Cooper Nutrition Expo held at Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas Texas on March 5th Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Protica is pleased to announce that their healthy condiment, Protein Ketchup, was featured on Fox News Dallas/Fort Worth as part of the Cooper Nutrition Expo held at Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas Texas on March 5th. The event was held in...

2012-04-12 13:03:57

In a study published in Nutrition Research, researchers looked at the association of out-of-hand nut (OOHN) consumption with nutrient intake, diet quality and the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome in both children and adults. Consumers of OOHN, including tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), had higher intakes of energy, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (the good fats) and...

2012-04-04 23:00:05

Limited-edition Gift for Moms Includes Exclusive Items and Free Shipping Valhalla, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 Balance Bar®, one of America´s original nutrition/energy bar leaders, is offering its first-ever Mother´s Day Gift Set. It´s the perfect choice for active, on-the go moms who appreciate the right combination of great taste, healthy nutrition, energy and convenience. The limited-edition Balance Bar Mother´s Day Gift Set includes: twenty-four bars of...

2012-04-03 05:31:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Did you know that the most common childhood food allergy is found in milk? A standard test that is used to detect food ingredients that cause milk allergy may actually not be working, putting millions of children under the age of 3 at risk for an allergic reaction. Joseph L. Baumert, Ph.D., who was in charge of the studied explained that thermal and non-thermal processing of foods can change the proteins responsible for milk allergy in ways that make the proteins more...

2012-04-03 05:31:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It is a known fact that sugar found in food is bad for teeth and the waistline, but now another sugar produced in the body's cells is implicated as a health hazard and blocking it may bring benefits that include treating cancer and improving long-term memory in older people. The sugar is not table sugar, it is a substance produced in the body's cells that qualify as sugars because of its chemical standing. Its name is "oh-glick-nack," O-linked beta-N-acetyl...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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