News tagged with biomolecules

Platinum and light together fight cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers continue to search for cancer treatments that effectively destroy tumor cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue and the body. One intriguing approach involves photoactivated ...

Sep 14, 2010 5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

How do your crystals grow?

Because one of the main bottlenecks in determining the structure of protein molecules is producing good isolated single crystals, improved crystallization techniques would be useful in a wide range of genomics and pharmaceutical ...

Sep 14, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

A hot road to new drugs

The quest for new drugs is generally a lengthy and costly undertaking. German researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have now come up with a simpler and more efficient way of going about it. Not only pharmaceutical ...

Feb 24, 2010 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

Enzyme design with remote effects

Engineers are unlikely to tinker with the cooling system if they want to increase the size of an engine. Yet chemists at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research have adopted an approach similar to this ...

Feb 16, 2010 not rated yet 0

Detecting cancer early

A new testing method is being developed to detect cancer soon after the tumor has formed. It will identify characteristic substances in the blood which accompany a certain type of tumor. The first steps in ...

Feb 01, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0