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Snake Venom Composition Could Be Related to Hormones and Diet

Sep 29 2016 Many people are afraid of snakes but scientists are now revealing insights about their venoms that could give even ophidiophobes an appreciation for the animals One team has found that the proteins ... - Read More

Kavli Lecture: Mining the Secrets of Carbohydrates for New Leads on Antibiotics (Video)

the ability to recognize carbohydrates unique to microbial cells It was an unexpected but significant finding “A human protein that is selective for microbes could be harnessed to deliver an antibiotic or toxin to kill ... - Read More

Together, nanotechnology, genetic interference may tackle 'untreatable/ brain tumors

There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme GBM the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor The disease always fatal has a survival rate of only 6 18 months Now ... - Read More

Bacterial armor holds clues for self-assembling nanostructures

Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever changing environmental conditions That is the case for many microorganisms In a ... - Read More

Century-Old Drug Reverses Autism-Like Symptoms in Fragile X Mouse Model

Released 15 Jan 2015 3 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of California San Diego Health Sciences more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Molecular AutismJan 17 2015 Autism ... - Read More

Nearly half the systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide ... - Read More

New non-invasive method can detect Alzheimer's disease early

No methods currently exist for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease which affects one out of nine people over the age of 65. Now an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University scientists and engineers has developed ... - Read More

Computer model enables design of complex DNA shapes

MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three dimensional DNA shapes ever produced including rings bowls and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral ... - Read More

Biochemists build largest synthetic molecular 'cage' ever

UCLA biochemists have created the largest ever protein that self assembles into a molecular cage The research could lead to synthetic vaccines that protect people from the flu HIV and other diseases At a size ... - Read More

Molecules that came in handy for first life on Earth

For the first time chemists have successfully produced amino acid like molecules that all have the same 'handedness' from simple building blocks and in a single test tube Could this be how life started On ... - Read More

Inexpensive, easy way to filter arsenic from water

A University of Florida professor has developed a quick cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world's most common pollutants arsenic Bin Gao's team used iron enhanced carbon cooked from hickory ... - Read More

Potent Spider Toxin 'Electrocutes' German, Not American, Cockroaches

suggests that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees A summary of the research led by Frank Bosmans Ph D an assistant professor of physiology at the Johns ... - Read More

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command

A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign demonstrated a class of walking bio bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical ... - Read More

Recovering metals and minerals from waste

Scarcity of clean water is one of the most serious global challenges In its spearhead programme VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed energy efficient methods for reuse of water in industrial processes and means ... - Read More

New Drugs for Bad Bugs

got out as well A Trojan HorseGiven the flaming wrecks littering the landscape of antibiotic discovery it took a certain amount of courage to try again And yet people did Wencewicz was particularly inspired by ... - Read More

Loss of biodiversity limits toxin degradation

You might not think of microbes when you consider biodiversity but it turns out that even a moderate loss of less than 5% of soil microbes may compromise some key ecosystem functions and could lead ... - Read More

Sorting Good Germs From Bad, in the Bacterial World

Released 12 3 2013 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences more news from this source Dec 4 2013 Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip ... - Read More

'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins

Toxins, Toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore forming toxin produced by MRSA methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin This nanosponge vaccine enabled the immune systems of ... - Read More

Worldwide ban on flame retardant

Plastics
The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva Empa's extensive research on ... - Read More

Ocean fish acquire more mercury at depth

fish, Mercury
Mercury a common industrial toxin is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web Now exciting new research from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawai'i ... - Read More
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