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Nanocapsules

Nanocapsules Enable Cell-Inspired Metabolic Reactions

Metabolic processes inside living organisms involve a large variety of bio-molecules. These molecules are produced by specific enzymatic reactions. One example of such a...
Cancer Therapies

Penn Researchers Identify New Target, Develop New Drug for Cancer Therapies

Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is...
cancer cells

Natural Molecule Appears to Shut Off Cancer Cells’ Energy Source

The Warburg Effect describes a phenomenon in which cancer cells voraciously consume glucose for energy -- something scientists have long known, yet have had...
catalysis

UCLA, Japanese Scientists Discover New Way to Speed up Chemical Reactions

Ateam of scientists and engineers from UCLA and Japan’s University of Shizuoka has discovered a new mode of enzyme catalysis, the process that speeds...
liver cancer

Chronic Cell Death Promotes Liver Cancer

Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) used to be among the less common cancer types in Germany. In recent decades, however, the numbers of people diagnosed...
enzymes

Researchers Discover New, Abundant Enzyme That Helps Bacteria Infect Animals

Researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals. The discovery...
manuka honey

Honey with High Unique Manuka Factor Heals Wounds

New research has tested whether UMF 20 honey had better effects on healing  than UMF 5 honey and generic-store bought honey, compared to untreated...
neurogenesis

It’s a No-Brainer! Scientists Discover Gene That Regulates the Birth of...

The research team say the discovery will allow scientists to study the process of neurogenesis (the birth of brain cells) and could further our...
metabolic disorder

First-ever Look at Potentially Deadly Metabolic Disorder That Strikes Infants

You may have never heard of congenital disorder of glycosylation, but parents whose children are born with forms of this rare – and underreported...
brain tumors, DNA repair, fuel cells

Electricity Production : When Enzymes Rival Platinum

A fuel cell converts chemical energy into electrical energy via hydrogen combustion. Though it is considered to be a clean technology – because it...
osteoporosis

New Osteoporosis Treatment Uses Traditional Chinese Herb to Prevent Bone Loss

Microscope images of bone showing bone cells and osteoporosis cavities without treatment using CatK inhibitor (L) and with treatment using CatK inhibitor (R). An herb...
leukemia

CRI Scientists Discover Vitamin C Regulates Stem Cell Function and Suppresses...

Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found...
crystal structure

Out Through the Window

High-resolution crystal structure reveals a new pathway for RNA during a nontraditional form of transcription — the process by which RNA is produced from...
cancer drugs

‘Twinkling’ Enzymes Could Light the Way to Better Cancer Drugs

“Twinkle, twinkle, little kinase. How I wonder what form you are…” It may not make for the best nursery rhyme, but an approach that sees...
skin cancer

Eating Habits Affect Skin’s Protection Against Sun

Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays. A study in mice from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows that...
rare inherited disordervideo

Moms and Future Moms with Rare Inherited Disorder Aim for Healthy...

Growing up, Martha Stanojevich had to face the challenge of living with a condition called phenylketonuria, PKU for short. PKU is a rare inherited...
Smartphone

Handheld Spectral Analyzer Turns Smartphone into Diagnostic Tool

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require...
enzyme

Enzyme May Help Bacteria Become Craftier and More Dangerous

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a new role for an enzyme that is well-known for fueling chemical reactions in bacterial cells. The enzyme, an ATPase...
tuberculosis, Blood Pressure, disease-causing bacteria, allergic diseases, osteoporosis, MND and schizophrenia, obesity, lasers, plethora, Cancer stem cell, Autism Spectrum Disorder, motor neurons disease, bone graft, Immune system, eczema

Scientists Produce Battle-Plan Blueprints for Attacking Disease-Causing Bacteria

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have gained key structural insights into the machinery employed by opportunistic, disease-causing bacteria, which may help chemists design new...
memory loss

Blocking a Key Enzyme May Reverse Memory Loss

In the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, many of the genes required to form new memories are shut down by a genetic blockade, contributing to...