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Artificial muscles powered by glucose
Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. (2019-06-19)
Researchers take two steps toward green fuel
An international collaboration led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT),Japan, has developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into their single sugar components, a critical process in producing green fuel. (2019-06-14)
Gut microbes eat our medication
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. (2019-06-13)
Researchers developing new treatment that could protect people with cardiovascular disease
New research is paving the way for the first medical treatment to help protect people from cardiovascular disease by boosting the body's natural defences. (2019-06-13)
Light-powered nano-organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. (2019-06-11)
New family on the block: A novel group of glycosidic enzymes
A group of researchers from Japan has recently discovered a novel enzyme from a soil fungus. (2019-06-11)
The surprising role fibrinogen plays in regulating the body's response to disease
A finding from University of Alberta researchers is shining new light on the role fibrinogen has in regulating a natural defence mechanism in the body. (2019-06-11)
Research reveals sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced cost
Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. (2019-06-11)
Worm study sparks hope for slowing muscle decline
Muscle decline caused by ageing and certain diseases could be dramatically slowed by stopping a chain reaction that damages cells, new research shows. (2019-06-07)
Surprising enzymes found in giant ocean viruses
A new study led by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Swansea University Medical School furthers our knowledge of viruses -- in the sea and on land -- and their potential to cause life-threatening illnesses. (2019-06-05)
New method for engineering metabolic pathways
Two approaches provide a faster way to create enzymes and analyze their reactions, leading to the design of more complex molecules. (2019-06-05)
NTU Singapore scientists uncover binding secret behind protein 'superglue'
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have pinpointed how a special class of plant-derived enzymes, known as peptide ligases, work to join proteins together -- an important process in the development of drugs, for example in specifically attaching a chemotherapy drug to an antibody that recognizes tumor markers to target cancer cells. (2019-06-05)
Choosing the right drug to fight cancer
Biochemists at Université de Montreal discover a new mechanism to better predict whether an anti-cancer therapy will work. (2019-06-04)
Brush your teeth -- postpone Alzheimer's
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer´s disease. (2019-06-03)
To curb infection, bacteria direct their defenses against themselves
To fight off invading viruses, bacteria have evolved a slew of creative defense tactics. (2019-05-30)
Scientists evaluated the effects of different chemical treatments to tissue transplants
A group of scientists from Russia and Ireland found out how quality of tissue-engineered biomeshes (biological 'frame' which is used for tissue repair) is affected by various chemical fixatives (cross-linkers). (2019-05-28)
NMR structure of a key anticoagulant protein may help prevent thrombosis
A group of researchers from Brazil and the United States describes for the first time the structure of Ixolaris, an important anticoagulant protein found in tick saliva, and its interaction with Factor Xa, a key enzyme in the process of blood clotting. (2019-05-27)
PSA, a prostate cancer marker, activates vascular and lymphangiogenic growth factors
A new study indicates that PSA, a prostate cancer marker, is one of the catalysts that activate vascular endothelial and lymphangiogenic growth factors which contribute to the spread of cancer. (2019-05-24)
Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease
A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney disease in certain people. (2019-05-20)
How host-cell enzymes combat the coronavirus
Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according to a study published May 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa, Anthony Fehr of the University of Kansas, and colleagues. (2019-05-16)
New method enables 'photographing' of enzymes
Scientists at the University of Bonn have developed a method with which an enzyme at work can be 'photographed'. (2019-05-14)
Scientists discover a new class of single-atom nanozymes
A research team led by Prof. DONG Shaojun from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered a new class of single-atom nanozymes, which integrates state-of-the-art single-atom technology with intrinsic enzyme-like active sites. (2019-05-09)
Genomics uncovers the mystery of the magic drumstick tree -- Moringa oleifera
A team of scientists led by Prof. R. Sowdhamini at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, has recently deciphered the transcriptome by purifying and sequencing RNA from five different tissues (root, stem, flower, seed and leaf) of the Moringa tree. (2019-05-08)
Cell architects: 'Smart cells' improve production of pharmaceutical raw materials
Researchers in Japan have developed an integrated synthetic biology system to construct new metabolic pathways and enzymes within microbes. (2019-05-07)
Nanomaterials mimicking natural enzymes with superior catalytic activity and selectivity
A KAIST research team doped nitrogen and boron into graphene to selectively increase peroxidase-like activity and succeeded in synthesizing a peroxidase-mimicking nanozyme with a low cost and superior catalytic activity. (2019-04-30)
Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues
Scientists at the University of Bristol have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. (2019-04-23)
Heterogeneous catalyst goes enzymatic
IBS Researchers demonstrated enzyme-like heterogeneous catalysis for the first time. (2019-04-22)
'Molecular scissors' for plastic waste
A research team from the University of Greifswald and Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin (HZB) has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. (2019-04-12)
Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads to toxic buildup of proteins that kill muscle and brain cells. (2019-04-10)
Specialist enzymes make E. coli antibiotic resistant at low pH
New research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that many cell wall enzymes that were previously considered 'redundant' are actually specialists that ensure maximal growth across different environments. (2019-04-09)
Everyday enzymes, now grown in plants
Whether we know it or not, enzymes play a role in a range of everyday products, from orange juice to denim jeans. (2019-04-09)
'Electron shuttle' protein plays key role in plant cell-wall construction
Scientists studying plant cell walls have discovered details of a protein involved in the assembly of lignin, a key cell-wall component. (2019-04-08)
Computational model of a human kinase may provide insights for cancer treatment
Researchers have developed a computational model for human MEK1, a protein with potential as a drug target for a variety of human cancers. (2019-04-03)
Tumor-promoting enzymes USP25 and USP28: Substantial differences identified
Researchers from the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg (JMU) have solved the structures of the cancer-promoting enzymes USP25 and USP28, and identified significant differences in their activities. (2019-03-27)
Researchers advance effort to manage parasitic roundworms
Roundworms that feed on plants cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. (2019-03-27)
BridgIT, a new tool for orphan and novel enzyme reactions
Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed an online tool that can accurately assign genes and proteins to unknown 'orphan' reactions, which are a major headache for biotechnology, drug development, and even medicine. (2019-03-26)
C. elegans roundworms 'harvest' an essential coenzyme from the bacteria they consume
A study conducted in C.elegans nematode roundworms may lead to improved treatment of a rare human genetic disorder that causes severe neurological symptoms leading to death in early childhood. (2019-03-26)
Discovery of life-extension pathway in worms demonstrates new way to study aging
An enzyme-blocking molecule can extend the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans roundworms by as much as 45 percent, largely by modulating a cannabinoid biological pathway, according to a study from scientists at Scripps Research. (2019-03-25)
Chromatin changes rapidly in response to low oxygen, study finds
A study by the University of Liverpool reveals new insights into how cells respond to oxygen deprivation. (2019-03-20)
Making xylitol and cellulose nanofibers from paper paste
The ecological bio-production of xylitol and cellulose nanofibers from material produced by the paper industry has been achieved by a Japanese research team. (2019-03-19)
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