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Reducing organ rejections using 'lethal' bacterial enzyme

Researchers have developed a novel type of drug therapy using an enzyme extracted from bacteria that are normally considered harmful. The aim is to use the enzyme to reduce organ rejection rates following kidney transplants.

Bioplastic spun by enzyme may replace petro-plastic says MIT

Boston - Bacterial enzymes produce polymer chains that have the properties of plastic. MIT discovered where nutrients enter and polymers exit making bioengineering of bioplastics — replacing petro-plastics — more feasible.

Natural plant material combats tooth decay

Can adding a chemical extract from plants help with the battle against tooth decay? A new study suggests that oral health products could be enhanced with a little dose of nature.

Understanding how white-nose syndrome kills bats

Researchers have uncovered the way that white-nose syndrome breaks down tissue in bats. This finding could lead to a treatment for a disease that has killed more than six million bats across North America.

Enzyme found that promotes the spread of cancer

90% of cancer-related deaths are not caused by the original cancer, but rather by the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. Scientists now think they have discovered a way to prevent this from happening.

Enzyme New Potential Target in Treating Blood Cancer

A discovery by a research team with the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University in Sweden may lead to new treatments for blood cancer and other diseases.

Researchers Discover New Link to Schizophrenia

Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins have discovered that mice lacking an enzyme that contributes to Alzheimer disease exhibit a number of schizophrenia-like behaviors.

Enzyme That Counters Severe Allergic Attack Discovered

A recent discovery by a Canadian research team may have paved the way for the development of drugs that can protect against life-threatening allergies. An enzyme found in the blood seems to decrease the severity of allergic reactions.

Product of Human Semen Found to Facilitate Transmission of HIV

A team of German researchers at the University Clinic of Ulm have found that an ingredient in human semen had the ability of capturing part of the HIV virus and therefore made its transmission easier.

Potential HIV Cure Found

There could be some good news soon on the HIV front. A potential cure is being touted as scientists have found a way to remove the virus from infected cells. They have invented an enzyme that attacks the DNA of HIV cells.

Indian Scientists Plan To Use Enzymes To Give Faded-Look To Denim

Enzymes prove to be more cost efficient and it produces softer feeling fabrics.

Anti-AIDS Enzymes for Everyone

It sure would be nice to have one less "Bug" to worry about, hopefully this can be made into something that everyone can take in pill form or by a shot in the old arm...

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A computer model of the cocaine enzyme used in this study. It has shown some impressive results so f...
A computer model of the cocaine enzyme used in this study. It has shown some impressive results so far.
Jawahar Swaminathan
Beta-lactamases are enzymes produced by some bacteria.
Beta-lactamases are enzymes produced by some bacteria.

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