News tagged with sugar

Study identifies new way to suppress lung tumors

Lung cancer cell growth depends on certain proteins that require the addition of sugar molecule chains to become active. Scientists have long thought that the addition of these sugar chains is like an on or off switch, and ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Food waste could store solar and wind energy

Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroelectric storage is currently ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Materials Science
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Why pneumococci affect primarily humans

A special variant of a sugar molecule in the human nose might explain why pneumococcal infections are more common in humans than in other animals, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a study published ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Gasoline additives from sugar

Fuel additives such as isooctane have so far been produced from mineral oil. Commissioned by the French-German company Global Bioenergies, the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna will soon ...

dateAug 11, 2016 in Materials Science
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