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2012-04-25 00:01:17

An international team of researchers has reported a new understanding of a little-known process that happens in virtually every cell of our bodies. Protein folding is the process by which not-yet folded chains of amino acids assume their specific shapes, hence taking on their specific functions. These functions vary widely: In the human body, proteins fold to become muscles, hormones, enzymes, and various other components. "This protein folding process is still a big mystery," said UC...

2012-04-23 13:07:39

Tiny pores, or channels, embedded in cell membranes are critical to the healthy functioning of cells. Charged atoms, or ions, move through these channels to generate the electrical signals that allow cells to communicate with one another. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis unveils some of the inner workings of certain channels involved in regulating electrical signals in nerve cells, relaxing muscle cells and “tuning” hair cells in the inner...

2012-04-23 13:00:58

University of Illinois scientists report that soy protein may significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese persons. And they've discovered why it happens: soy restores partial function of that organ's key signaling pathway. "Almost a third of American adults have fatty liver disease, many of them without symptoms. Obesity is a key risk factor for this condition, which can lead to liver failure," said Hong Chen, a U of I assistant professor of food science...

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...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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