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Researchers Use Squid Protein To Create High-Tech Camouflage
2013-09-11 11:35:27

[ Watch the Video: Camouflage Coating Modeled After Squids ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In another instance of technology inspired by nature, researchers from the University of California Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering say they’ve created a camouflage coating modeled after the Pencil Squid. This development, say the researchers, could one day be particularly useful to the US Military. Using a protein modeled after that found in a...

2013-09-09 23:23:41

Humorcials.com has just released a humorous video review of the amazing miracle berry that temporarily makes sour things taste sweet. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Max and Marlo of Humorcials.com review the effect of the Miracle Fruit that causes sour things to taste sweet. In the video review, Max and Marlo try a Miracle Fruit Tablet with 14 various food and drinks; limes, clam juice, and beer are among the items sampled. The video includes genuine reactions for each item...

2013-09-09 20:34:57

An ingredient in a medicinal tea brewed from tree bark by tribal healers on the South Pacific island of Samoa — studied by scientists over the last 25 years — is showing significant promise as a drug lead in the long-sought goal of eliminating the AIDS virus from its sanctuaries in the body and thus eradicating the disease, a scientist said here today. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exhibition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Paul A. Wender, Ph.D., described...

2013-09-09 20:31:55

University of Montreal, McGill researchers develop new method to link signaling molecules to target regulators of cell division A team of University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have devised a method to identify how signaling molecules orchestrate the sequential steps in cell division. In an article published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists explain how they could track the relationship between signaling molecules and...

Method Invented To Reproduce Marine Substances Of Pharmacological Interest
2013-09-04 12:18:51

Institute for Research in Biomedicine / IRB Barcelona Chemists from the Institute of Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and from the R+D department of PharmaMar have devised a new synthesis method with pipecolidepsin A, a compound that is active against eleven types of cancers and property of PharmaMar. This advance opens the door to copying and improving 38 natural molecules derived from marine sponges that are very promising for the treatment of various diseases. In 2008 the Spanish...

Stress-related Protein Increases Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease
2013-09-04 10:59:51

[ Watch The Video - Untangling the Brain ] University of South Florida USF-led study suggests FKBP51 is a new treatment target for diseases with tau pathology A stress-related protein genetically linked to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders contributes to the acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida has found. The study is published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. When...

2013-09-04 07:56:37

Salk and TSRI findings on long-lived proteins may lead to better understanding of the molecular basis of aging Proteins are the chief actors in cells, carrying out the duties specified by information encoded in our genes. Most proteins live only two days or less, ensuring that those damaged by inevitable chemical modifications are replaced with new functional copies. In a new study published August 29 in Cell, a team led by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and...

2013-09-04 04:21:12

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today promising preliminary results from a study presented at the ESC Congress 2013, suggesting that its high sensitive troponin test may help doctors improve the diagnosis and prognosis of patients presenting with symptoms of a heart attack.[1] The test could be particularly beneficial for women, who may have different presenting symptoms and are often under-diagnosed.[2] The study, which is being conducted by...

2013-09-01 23:02:08

Proteomics Market research report categorizes the global proteomics market into instrumentation technology, reagents, and services. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/proteomics-market-731.html (PRWEB) September 01, 2013 The “Proteomics Market (Protein Microarray, Mass Spectrometry, NMR Spectroscopy, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Protein Fractionation, X-ray Crystallography, Immunoassay) - Instruments, Reagents and Services - Trends and Global...

Mosquitoes Detect Human Scents Better During The Nighttime
2013-08-31 07:21:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours. The study, which appears in this week’s edition of the open-access journal Nature: Scientific Reports, used an integrative approach to investigate the...