biological chemistry

Vitamin B12 imaged in action for first time


March 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 morphs into a gymnast as soon as it gets into your body, twisting and turning its molecules as part of a crucial reaction called ... Read more...

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Insulin-releasing switch found


March 16th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has uncovered the molecular switch for the secretion of insulin - the hormone that regulates blood sugar - providing for the first time an explanation ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate molecule that helps produce proteins


February 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bugs produce proteins for medical and industrial purposes.Bacteria are widely used to manufacture proteins used in medicine and ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new ‘infection fighting officer’


December 10th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a previously unrecognized step in the activation of infection-fighting white blood cells, the main immunity troops in the body's war on bacteria, viruses ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal structure of protein linked to heart, nervous system health


November 17th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have revealed the structure of a protein that is integral to processes responsible for maintaining a healthy heart and nervous system.The ... Read more...

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New finding paves way for easy, accurate test to detect pre-diabetes


July 9th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new discovery could lead to a simple, routine test for detecting the subtle onset of diabetes, say scientists.Johns Hopkins scientists discovered a dramatic increase of an easy-to-detect ... Read more...

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Is Saturn’s moon Titan home to some kind of exotic life form?


June 4th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Complex chemical activity on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan has baffled scientists. While some think it's non-biological chemistry, others believe there might exist some primitive, exotic form ... Read more...

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Sugar plays vital role in cell division


February 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A novel study led by Johns Hopkins scientists has revealed that sugar plays a vital role in cell division - a finding that would lead to new treatments ... Read more...

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Biomolecular computers can now ‘think logically’


October 14th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Researchers have devised an advanced programme for biomolecular computers that enables them to ‘think' logically. Research students Tom Ran and Shai Kaplan, students of Ehud Shapiro at Weizmann ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drug may help fight breast cancer


September 15th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A popular diabetes drug called metformin has been found to be effective in fighting breast cancer.The findings of the study from Harvard Medical School showed that metformin, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientists find novel therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientists from University of Michigan have discovered a new mechanism that would help in future therapies for conditions ranging from autoimmune diseases ... Read more...

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DNA based microscopic computing devices become ‘user friendly’


August 4th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has found a way to make DNA based microscopic computing devices 'user friendly,' even while performing complex computations and answering complicated queries.Tom Ran and ... Read more...

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Even tiny levels of carbon monoxide can damage fetal brain


June 26th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure to even miniscule levels of carbon monoxide during pregnancy can have an adverse impact on fetal brain, resulting in permanent impairment."We ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover malfunctioning gene behind gout


June 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a malfunctioning gene they helped uncover last year can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissue ... Read more...

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Cellular stress leads to fatty liver disease in mice


December 9th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers at University of Iowa and University of Michigan have found that disrupted protein folding may lead to fatty liver disease, a ... Read more...

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Studying sugars role in cells working may pave way for new therapies


October 21st, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that sugar plays a significant role in how cells work, paving the way for new therapies for a number of diseases like ... Read more...

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Scientists try to trace the history of cancer development


July 17th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Weizmann Institute scientists have devised a way to reconstruct a cells family tree, and applied the technique to trace the history of the development of cancer. The ... Read more...

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How cells move to create patterns on a butterflys wings


June 22nd, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers say that they have discovered a gene that underpins the process of cell movement to create patterns like a zebras stripes, a seashells spirals, ... Read more...

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Improved genetic alteration technique may better disease study (Re-issue)


March 9th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington , March 9 (ANI): American researchers have developed a novel stem cell technique that may make it easier to study and treat thousands of disorders, including Huntingtons disease, muscular dystrophy, and ... Read more...

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Improved genetic alteration technique may better disease study


March 8th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 8 (ANI): American researchers have developed a novel stem cell technique that may make it easier to study and treat thousands of disorders, including Huntingtons disease, muscular dystrophy, and diabetes.The ... Read more...

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Indian researcher leads effort to create human protein encyclopedia


February 8th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 8 (ANI): An Indian researcher at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine has led the effort to create online human protein encyclopedia.To create human proteinpedia', Akhilesh Pandey coordinated with ... Read more...

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