rss Last update US millennials a popular but elusive target for brands, 1 hour ago

Biochemistry news

Organotin poisoning may cause obesity, medics say

RUDN medics report that exposure to organotin compounds may cause metabolic disturbance and therefore lead to obesity. Being aware of the mechanisms of such exposure, doctors can neutralize the effect of the toxins. The work ...

dateFeb 12, 2019 in Biochemistry
shares18 comments 0

X-rays reveal layout of loaded drug transporter

Experiments at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III have revealed the first structure of a biological transporter protein loaded with a pro-drug. Prodrugs are inactive medications that are metabolized into an active, functional ...

dateFeb 11, 2019 in Biochemistry
shares58 comments 0

How a fungus can cripple the immune system

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is everywhere, and is extremely dangerous for people with weakened immune systems. It occurs virtually everywhere on Earth, as a dark grey stain on damp walls or in microscopically small spores ...

dateFeb 08, 2019 in Biochemistry
shares7 comments 0

Researchers track down new biocatalysts

Phosphate is a key element in many processes in the body and essential for global food production. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have now developed a method to detect new enzymes from the environment that can ...

Anticancer mechanism revealed in yeast experiments

Much like shoelaces or dangly necklaces, DNA strands can tangle up in unruly knots. Specialized enzymes keep DNA organized when cells divide, so the cells split smoothly and don't get stuck. But in tumor cells, this failsafe ...

Bitter rapeseed

Rapeseed doesn't just contain oil but high-quality protein, too. However, protein extracts from rapeseed have an intense, bitter off-taste. A team led by food chemist Thomas Hofmann has now identified the substance that is ...

An unexpected mode of action for an antibody

Studies of human monoclonal antibodies isolated from survivors of coronavirus-induced severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are unveiling surprising immune defense tactics against ...

Measuring forces of living cells and microorganisms

Forces exerted by a living cell or a microorganism are tiny, often no larger than a few nanonewtons. For comparison, one nanonewton is the weight of one part in a billion of a typical chocolate bar. Yet, for biological cells ...

Diagnosing 'art acne' in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings
Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru
Where is the universe hiding its missing mass?
What rising seas mean for local economies
The friendly extortioner takes it all
A river of stars in the solar neighborhood
Tiny particles can switch back and forth between phases
From Chelyabinsk to Cuba: The meteor connection
How proteins become embedded in a cell membrane
What exactly is a black hole?

Find more news articles via sort by date page