biochemistry

New tactic to disarm superbugs


August 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 24 (IANS) A new tactic to disarm harmful bacteria may permit the body's immune system to destroy them, rather than use drugs to kill them.Christian Baron, professor of ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation stone of second campus of Bose institute


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday laid the foundation stone for the new campus of the hallowed Bose Institute - founded by famous scientist Acharya Jagadish ... Read more...

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Flesh-eating bug spreads in Britain


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A flesh-eating form of pneumonia that is easily passed between healthy people on public transport is spreading across Britain, the Daily Mail reported.The deadly strain of ... Read more...

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Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

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Sensor ‘could protect first responders against chemical hazards’


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A team of researchers have suggested that a new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic ... Read more...

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Emami brings new skincare technology to India


April 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The Rs.1,100-crore Emami Limited Tuesday announced the acquisition of the exclusive India rights of a award-winning skincare 'multi-plant stem cell' technology.According to a company release here, ... Read more...

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New ’superglue’ that stays stickier in space


March 24th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A recently patented adhesive, developed by Kansas State University, could soon find its place in every astronaut's toolbox.The adhesive made from peptides -- a compound containing two ... Read more...

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Scientists trick bacteria to turn against themselves


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of tricking bacteria into turning against themselves, potentially opening the way for better treatments.They found that bacteria employs toxins to hijack or kill ... Read more...

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Search for cancer ‘biomarkers’ to make treatments more effective


January 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A Florida State University scientist is working to identify a variety of 'biomarkers' that might provide earlier warnings of the presence of breast and prostate cancers."Biomarkers are indicators ... Read more...

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Pathogen-fighting proteins spice up plants’ sex lives


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Pathogen-fighting proteins play a role in the "sex life" during the fertilization process of plants, researchers have found.The finding will be published next week in the online, open ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking new understanding of stem cells


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have detailed some striking differences between the biochemistry of stem cells versus mature cells-a feat that could one day lead to new ... Read more...

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Website with ‘largest digitization work’ launched at AMU


April 30th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, April 30 (IANS) A website on an Islamic reformer, claimed to be the largest digitization work dedicated to any person or institution in the country, was launched Friday by Aligarh ... Read more...

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Heart patient’s own skin cells may soon repair damaged cardiac tissue


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Thanks to a pioneering stem cell research, it may soon be possible to turn ordinary human skin cells into early-stage heart cells, claims a scientist.The new technique for ... Read more...

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Synthetic ‘gene’ may trap carbon dioxide emissions


February 12th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A synthetic 'gene,' developed by scientists, could trap carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to global warming, rising sea levels and ocean acidity. "We created three-dimensional, synthetic DNA-like crystals," ... Read more...

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Super-strong artificial collagen may help treat arthritis


January 13th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have created the strongest form of collagen known to science, a stable alternative to human collagen that could one day be used to treat arthritis and other ... Read more...

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Novel way to trace HIV mutations that lead to drug resistance


January 12th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A research team from UC San Diego and Harvard University has suggested a new approach to trace HIV mutations that lead to drug resistance.They said once expanded to ... Read more...

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Breaking up cell networks could help treat diseases


January 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) In human bodies, trillions of cells and the molecules from which they are composed are coupled and regrouped into indistinguishable clusters. Decoupling them may help treat diseaes like ... Read more...

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Single atom controls how bacteria walk


January 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that a single atom - a calcium, can control how bacteria walk.Bacteria can swim, propelling ... Read more...

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Decoding of enzyme opens way to less toxic HIV drugs


October 17th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the atomic structure of a key human enzyme, potentially opening the way towards less toxic HIV drugs. "Many anti-HIV drugs are designed to stop the ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s identified


October 8th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A Purdue University researcher has identified a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease.Researcher Sandra Rossie, a professor of biochemistry, found that the amount of an enzyme present in ... Read more...

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New ‘on-off switch’ mechanism stops cancer’s spread in mice


September 24th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Scientists have shed light on an "on-off switch" mechanism that can help stop cancer in its tracks.Experts at Yale School of Medicine and Sichuan University, China, experimented ... Read more...

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Different types of booze impact desire for food differently


August 25th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 25 (ANI): The type of alcoholic drink you consume may have an impact on your desire for food, suggests an Australian study.Dr. Anna Kokavec, a research psychologist at La Trobe ... Read more...

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‘Biohackers’ cooking up mutant microbes at home using Ebay, YouTube


August 1st, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 1 (ANI): Amateur scientists have apparently been cooking up mutant microbes at home with help from popular websites Ebay and YouTube.The "biohackers" were said to have assembled makeshift gene laboratories ... Read more...

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Key mechanism behind tumour formation identified


July 8th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A scientist at Purdue University has found a key protein process that can lead to the formation of tumours.Xiaoqi Liu, an assistant professor of Biochemistry, has claimed that ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind carbohydrate synthesis may pave way for new TB drugs


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The mechanism behind how carbohydrates are synthesised from small sugar units has shed new light on a promising way to target new medicines against tuberculosis, revealed a new ... Read more...

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Colour of your skin linked to nicotine dependence


May 9th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The colour of your skin and nicotine dependence could be linked, according to latest research. Smokers with higher concentrations of melanin - the colouring pigment - in their skin ... Read more...

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Why decades-long AIDS vaccine search hasn’t been fruitful


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Although research seeking a plausible AIDS vaccine has been going on for decades, scientists have not made a breakthrough till date. Now, researchers have explained why anti-HIV antibodies ... Read more...

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New technique enables creation of features 2500 times smaller than width of human hair


April 11th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a technique that enables the creation of features 2500 times smaller than the width of a human hair, which is a significant ... Read more...

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Does love at first sight actually happen?


April 8th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Does love at first sight actually happen? Well, scientists say that the answer to this ever-existing query lies in geneticists.In a study on fruit flies, American and Australian ... Read more...

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Blood protein may hold key to stopping cancer progression


April 1st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have reached a step closer to developing a new drug to inhibit tumour growth in cancer patients, and potentially help ... Read more...

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Biochemists make new protein that may lead to artificial blood


March 24th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Biochemists have conjured a completely new protein which can transport oxygen. This could potentially pave the way to making artificial blood. "This is quite a different way of ... Read more...

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Fat controller found in the gut


March 16th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): A team of American scientists has discovered a fat controller in the gut that may help fight obesity.According to researchers, by disabling the enzyme that helps the ... Read more...

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Mechanism that protects against development of Alzheimer’’s identified


February 24th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have identified the mechanism that protects against the development of Alzheimer''s disease.They found that the activity of the enzyme a-secretase is ... Read more...

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