Nav: Home

Current Enzymes News and Events

Current Enzymes News and Events, Enzymes News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Viewed
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
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)
Guardians of the synapse: Scientists identify a new role for nerve-supporting cells
Salk researchers have found, for the first time, that a blood-clotting protein can, unexpectedly, degrade nerves--and how nerve-supporting glial cells, including Schwann cells, provide protection. (2019-03-14)
UNH researchers create a hydrogel contact lens to treat serious eye disease
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a significant cause for blindness world-wide. (2019-03-12)
The ABS of molecular engines
Peroxisomes are cell organelles that carry out a number of functions, including the degradation of cytotoxins. (2019-03-08)
Biologists have studied enzymes that help wheat to fight fungi
Scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University together with their Russian colleagues studied reaction of wheat plants to damage caused by pathogenic fungi. (2019-03-08)
Tissue model reveals how RNA will act on the liver
MIT researchers have shown an engineered model of human liver tissue can be used to investigate nucleic acid-based therapies, such as RNA interference, before testing them in patients. (2019-03-05)
In search of new 'sugar cleavers'
Complex sugars play multiple and essential roles in the living world. (2019-03-04)
Study first to show processes determining fate of new RNA pesticide in soils
Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. (2019-02-28)
SU engineers create rubbery 'smart' material to treat open wounds, infections and cancer
Researchers in the Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science have developed a material -- a new kind of shape memory polymer (SMP) -- that could have major implications for health care. (2019-02-26)
Discovery of colon cancer pathway could lead to new targeted treatments
University of Massachusetts Amherst food science researchers have pinpointed a set of enzymes involved in tumor growth that could be targeted to prevent or treat colon cancer. (2019-02-25)
Investigators figure out how to block new antibiotic resistance gene
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. (2019-02-19)
Grasses can acquire genes from neighboring plants
Published in the Feb. 18, 2019, edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a study led by an international team including Guillaume Besnard, CNRS researcher at the 'Evolution et diversité biologique' laboratory (CNRS/IRD/Université Toulouse III -- Paul Sabatier), reveals that the genome of Alloteropsis semialata, a grass found in Australia, contains nearly 60 genes acquired from at least nine donor grasses species. (2019-02-18)
Diabetes drug impacts gut microbiome
Acarbose, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, can change the gut microbiome in a reversible and diet-dependent manner, according to new research published in the journal mSphere. (2019-02-06)
Microbial manufacturing
Led by Emily Balskus, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, a team of researchers has untangled how bacteria found in soil are able to manufacture streptozotocin, showing for the first time that the compound is produced through an enzymatic pathway and revealing the novel chemistry that drives the process. (2019-02-06)
Researchers track down new biocatalysts
Phosphate is a key element in many processes in the body and essential for global food production. (2019-02-05)
Yeast study prompts rethink of DNA safekeeping
DNA replication is more prone to errors at times of stress leading to mutations that could cause disease. (2019-02-04)
Optimized binding cavity
The impressively high conversion rates of natural enzymes partly result from increasing the catalytic activity of a selected few amino acid side chains through precise positioning within the protein binding cavity. (2019-02-01)
Enzyme warps space to break the cell's speed limit
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that rhomboid enzymes, which are special proteins that cut other proteins, are able to break the 'cellular speed limit' as they move through the cell membrane. (2019-02-01)
Membraneless protocells could provide clues to formation of early life
Membraneless protocells allow RNAs to participate in fundamental chemical reactions, providing clues to early steps in origin of life on earth. (2019-01-31)
Professor from IKBFU develops new type of genomic screening in order to produce new medicine
Prof. Dr Mikhail Yakimov, a researcher from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, together with his colleagues from the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Norwegian Research Centre NORCE AS, School of Natural Sciences of CEU San Pablo University and Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry in Madrid (Spain), has conducted a study of universal transaminase enzymes. (2019-01-30)
Green alternative to PET could be even greener
One of the most successful plastics is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the material we use to make bottles and fibers for clothing. (2019-01-30)
Sea fireflies
Evolution is a rich and dynamic process. Species respond to pressures in a variety of ways, most of which reduce to finding food, avoiding becoming someone else's food and attracting a mate. (2019-01-30)
An integrative approach to studying lipid biology
The proteins that manage lipids in the cell are notoriously hard to study. (2019-01-25)
Study may explain why once-promising cancer drugs failed
Nearly two decades ago, a class of once-promising cancer drugs called MMP inhibitors mysteriously failed in clinical trials. (2019-01-24)
It may be possible to restore memory function in Alzheimer's, preclinical study finds
Research published today (Jan. 22) in the journal Brain reveals a new approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages. (2019-01-22)
Complex molecules emerge without evolution or design
In biology, folded proteins are responsible for most advanced functions. (2019-01-17)
Dry-cured ham bones -- a source of heart-healthy peptides?
Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad that proponents claim fights inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. (2019-01-16)
Researchers create 'shortcut' to terpene biosynthesis in E. coli
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids, or terpenes, in E.coli. (2019-01-16)
New chromenone derivatives as cholinesterase inhibitors and molecular docking studies
Inactivation of AChE and BChE by inhibitors can increase the acetylcholine level and hence may be an encouraging strategy for the treatment of AD and related neurological problems. (2019-01-12)
Scientists produce 'designer triacylglycerols' in industrial microalgae
A research team led by Prof. XU Jian from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has discovered two novel diacylglyceryl transferases (DGAT2s) that preferentially attach LA and EPA, respectively, to the glycerol backbone to form TAGs. (2018-12-31)
Genetic polymorphisms and zinc status
Zinc is an essential component for all living organisms, representing the second most abundant trace element, after iron. (2018-12-27)
A novel mechanism that regulates cellular injury by phagocytes during inflammation
Phagocytes such as macrophages and neutrophils contain multiple lysosomes, which possess a variety of digestive enzymes. (2018-12-21)
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing
An inkjet-printed device helps monitor a patient's blood sugar levels without painful needles. (2018-12-20)
Scientists uncover how protein clumps damage cells in Parkinson's
Research into the root cause of Parkinson's aims to advance work on a disease-modifying treatment. (2018-12-20)
Researchers zero in on potential therapeutic target for diabetes, associated diseases
A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University's department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its prevention. (2018-12-19)
Getting yeast to make artificial sweets
The holiday season can be a time of excess, but low- or no-calorie sweeteners could help merry-makers stay trim. (2018-12-19)
Alzheimer peripheral blood: mRNA expression of amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in elderly populations. (2018-12-14)
Green production of chemicals for industry
Industry consumes large quantities of crude oil to produce basic substances for drugs, cosmetics, plastics, or food. (2018-12-11)
Yale chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes -- Google
In a new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chemistry professor Victor Batista and his colleagues used the Google algorithm PageRank to identify key amino acids in the regulation of a bacterial enzyme essential for most microorganisms. (2018-12-11)
Page 1 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Don't Fear Math
Why do many of us hate, even fear math? Why are we convinced we're bad at it? This hour, TED speakers explore the myths we tell ourselves and how changing our approach can unlock the beauty of math. Guests include budgeting specialist Phylecia Jones, mathematician and educator Dan Finkel, math teacher Eddie Woo, educator Masha Gershman, and radio personality and eternal math nerd Adam Spencer.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#518 With Genetic Knowledge Comes the Need for Counselling
This week we delve into genetic testing - for yourself and your future children. We speak with Jane Tiller, lawyer and genetic counsellor, about genetic tests that are available to the public, and what to do with the results of these tests. And we talk with Noam Shomron, associate professor at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, about technological advancements his lab has made in the genetic testing of fetuses.