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New protein could hold the key to stopping Parkinson's

Tigar, a newly discovered protein in the world of Parkinson's, could be the key to stopping the degenerative disease according to research from the University of Sheffield.



Scientists show how cells protect their DNA from catastrophic damage

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have unveiled a profound biological process that explains how DNA can be damaged during genome replication.



New stain-free gel visualisation application of syngene’s G:BOX system

Scientific Digital Imaging’s [SDI’s] Syngene Division, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions is delighted to announce that the lighting and filter conditions in the G:BOX image analysis system have been optimised to allow faster, safer visualisation of proteins on stain-free gels.



SAW Instruments enhances protein interaction analysis with the sam®X acoustic biosensor

SAW Instruments, developer of the innovative sam® family of biosensors for real-time, label-free biomolecular interaction assays, is continuing to advance acoustic wave biosensor technology with the sam®X platform.



GE Healthcare launches new software to expand Biacore T200’s capabilities for highly sensitive, focused screening

Biacore™* T200 Software v.2.0 enhances the capabilities of Biacore T200, offering researchers a flexible and powerful tool for efficient processing of molecular interaction data.



Rewinding development: a step forward for stem cell research

Scientists at the Danish Stem Cell Center, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that they can make embryonic stem cells regress to a stage of development where they are able to make placenta cells as well as the other fetal cells.



Syngene's G:BOX Chemi used in microbial research

Syngene's G:BOX Chemi used in microbial research at Wageningen UR, The Netherlands to contribute to understanding how bacterial immune systems function



Training course in preparing stable lyophilized protein formulations

SP Scientific has announced a new hands-on training course entitled 'Rapid and Rational Development of Stable Lyophilized Protein Formulations'.



Proteins ‘ring like bells’

Scientists have been able to measure the vibrational spectrum of the enzyme lysozyme, a protein that fights off bacteria



Academics discover variation in circadian clock protein in fruit flies

Research focuses on examining a protein called Cryptochrome, a blue light photoreceptor which synchronises the circadian clock of the fruit fly with the environmental light-dark cycle



New family of proteins linked to major role in cancer

A major new study in the journal Nature sets out the structure of the new family, called glutamate intramembrane proteases – the founding member of which plays a critical role in transforming healthy cells into cancer cells.



A protein safeguards against cataracts

The refractive power of the human eye lens relies on a densely packed mixture of proteins. Special protective proteins ensure that these proteins do not clump together as time passes.



Toolkit for nucleosome & histone research

AMSBIO has announced addition of new biotinylated histones and nucleosomes to its expanding range of recombinant nucleosomes, purified nucleosomes and full length histone proteins.



Reference guide to microplate chemical compatibility

Porvair Sciences has announced a new version of its Chemical Compatibility Chart that provides an easy-to-use reference guide detailing the chemical resistance of membranes and matrices used in microplates to a wide range of common laboratory chemicals.



Low levels of toxic proteins linked to brain diseases, study suggests

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's could be better understood thanks to insight into proteins linked to such conditions, a study suggests.



A new cyan fluorescent protein will make cellular imaging more sensitive

Scientists have designed a molecule which emits turquoise light more efficiently than seen before in living cells. This improves the sensitivity of imaging of biological processes inside a living cell.



Researchers demonstrate versatility of solid-state protein sensor

A novel type of sensor, based on nanometer-scale pores in a semiconductor membrane, is a step closer to practical use in applications such as analyzing the protein contents of a single cell. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have shown its potential through a succession of experiments over the past few years.



Soy is on top as a high-quality plant protein

Evaluation method supports soy protein as a high-quality protein similar to meat, eggs and dairy



Protein researcher receives prestigious European award

Professor Matthias Mann has just received the prestigious Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine for his outstanding results in areas such as cancer research. His work has significant therapeutic implications that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of for instance cancerous tumours.



Soy protein reduced progression of clogged arteries in women within five years of menopause

Study was the largest and longest randomised controlled human study conducted to-date



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