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2012-07-26 10:36:17

New method less prone to contamination, provides further insight into immune response A 500-year-old frozen Incan mummy suffered from a bacterial lung infection at the time of its death, as revealed by a novel proteomics method that shows evidence of an active pathogenic infection in an ancient sample for the first time. The full report is published July 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Detecting diseases in ancient remains is often fraught with difficulty, especially because of...

2012-07-25 10:20:28

GREENBELT, Md., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness - why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also gave the strongest evidence to date that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a strong preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of some common protein amino acids in meteorites. The result makes the...

2012-07-21 23:02:05

Great Point Partners, LLC today announced the sale of Caprion Proteomics, Inc., a Great Point Partners I portfolio company. GREENWICH, CT and MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Great Point Partners, LLC today announced the sale of Caprion Proteomics, Inc., a Great Point Partners I portfolio company. Caprion is a leading provider of proteomic services to the pharmaceutical industry that include: (i) biomarker discovery, (ii) biomarker validation, (iii) drug target discovery, (iv)...

2012-07-20 01:52:04

The research provides insights into programmed cell death and opens door to new approaches to cancer treatment Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have simultaneously mapped two of the most important types of protein-modification in cells, revealing their extensive cooperation during an essential cellular process. Phosphorylation, the attachment of a phosphate group to a protein, and proteolysis, the cleavage of a protein, had almost always been studied independently. The new...

2012-07-18 02:25:49

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced that multiple research reports have cited the ability of the Company's Pressure Cycling Technology ("PCT") Platform to improve the detection of RNA, DNA, and/or protein in forensic, environmental, and biodefense applications, and in research studies focused on the discovery of biomarkers of disease. These studies were conducted in laboratories worldwide,...

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...

2012-07-12 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...

2012-07-11 02:25:41

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:LIFE - News) today announced that it will accelerate development of its Ion Torrent Semiconductor technology for a broad set of proteomic and antibody-based applications after passing internal Life Technologies R&D milestones. Proteomic and antibody-based technologies are used prevalently across multiple addressable markets in research, applied sciences and clinical diagnostics. Research and development...

2012-06-29 10:40:39

'Paper of the week' shows that a master regulator protein brings plethora of coactivators to gene expression sites Molecular geneticists call big boss proteins that switch on broad developmental or metabolic programs "master regulators," as in master regulators of muscle development or fat metabolism. One such factor, the Activating Transcription Factor 6α (ATF6α) protein, takes charge following a cellular crisis known as endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress,...

2012-06-25 06:36:44

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for auction patented techniques for increased detection sensitivity, improved accuracy, efficiency, and throughput. The lot will be included in the 16th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on July 26, 2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California. (Logo:...