News tagged with enzyme activity

New direction for epilepsy treatment

If common anticonvulsant drugs fail to manage epileptic seizures, then perhaps the anti-inflammatory route is the way to go. That's according to Mattia Maroso and colleagues from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Garbage bug may help lower the cost of biofuel

One reason that biofuels are expensive to make is that the organisms used to ferment the biomass cannot make effective use of hemicellulose, the next most abundant cell wall component after cellulose. They convert only the ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Microbial who-done-it for biofuels

One of the keys to commercialization of advanced biofuels is the development of cost-competitive ways to extract fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass. The use of enzymes from thermophiles - microbes ...

dateJul 25, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Re-using enzymes in industry

(PhysOrg.com) -- A South Dakota State University scientist is exploring ways to re-use enzymes in processes such as making cellulosic ethanol.

dateMay 04, 2010 in Biochemistry
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