Enzyme

Scientist identify enzyme linked to poor survival rate in leukemia patients

Scientist identify enzyme linked to poor survival rate in leukemia patients

High levels of this enzyme, indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase, or IDO, at diagnosis can also identify those who might benefit most by taking an IDO inhibitor along with their standard therapy

Nov 27, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Enzyme to preserve nerve function identified

The discovery could open new pathways to treating or preventing many brain diseases since axon loss occurs in all neurodegenerative diseases.

Jul 16, 2017, 18:46 PM IST

Research identifies potential antiviral against chikungunya

A team of researchers hasrecently shown that several existing compounds have potent activity against the critical Chikungunya CHIKV protease enzyme.

Oct 11, 2016, 21:28 PM IST

People with alcohol addiction lack key enzyme: Scientists

 In people with alcohol dependence, the production of a key enzyme shuts down in brain cells and the deficiency leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, say researchers.

Aug 30, 2016, 22:02 PM IST

Scientists identify key protein that can predict ovarian cancer early!

 The new findings could not only help detect cancers early, but in some cases would enable doctors to detect a tumour before it becomes cancerous.

Jul 29, 2016, 16:06 PM IST

This enzyme may help protect against Alzheimer's

"This study found that NMNAT2, or nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferase 2, is a key neuronal maintenance factor," said lead researcher Hui-Chen Lu, Professor at Indiana University in the US.

Jun 05, 2016, 18:54 PM IST

Novel enzyme to give you guilt-free sugar cravings

It is extremely rare since the 1960s that a novel enzyme is discovered at the heart of metabolism of nutrients in all mammalian tissues.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:16 PM IST

Enzyme find can help fight autoimmune diseases

AGS is a rare genetic disorder that mainly affects the brain, while SLE can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain and other organs.

Nov 02, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

How binge drinking leads to alcohol addiction

 A malfunctioning enzyme may be behind why people who love to binge drink on weekends or at parties are at a higher risk of alcohol addiction, scientists from Stanford University reported.

Oct 02, 2015, 16:33 PM IST

New potential treatments may soon help people with cognitive diseases

New findings by medical researchers have revealed potential new treatments which could help people with cognitive diseases.

Aug 16, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

Bacteria that `eats` nicotine gives hope for anti-smoking therapy

Scientists have discovered that nicotine chomping bacterial enzyme may be crucial in possible anti-smoking therapy.

Aug 11, 2015, 00:31 AM IST

Breast cancer changes bone structure to make it spread: Study

A new study has found that breast cancer changes the structure of the bone to make it spread.

May 28, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

New software predicts Superbugs' countermoves

A new software has predicted MRSA's response to new drug before it is tested on patients.

Jan 05, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

Viagra may protect your heart

An ingredient in Viagra not only can enhance the pleasure between the sheets but can also protect your heart, a study has found.

Oct 20, 2014, 14:18 PM IST
Drug-resistant bacteria to be soon taken care of

Drug-resistant bacteria to be soon taken care of

In a major breakthrough, researchers have discovered how bacteria destroy antibiotics - a finding that will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future.

Oct 19, 2014, 15:43 PM IST
Atomic map reveals how cholesterol is made

Atomic map reveals how cholesterol is made

By mapping the structure of a key enzyme involved in cholesterol production, researchers have gained new insights into genetic disorders as well as the possibility of new approaches to lowering blood cholesterol when it becomes dangerously high.

Oct 13, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

Protein 'map' opens avenues for new cancer drugs

Scientists have gained fresh insights into how a disease-causing enzyme makes changes to proteins and how it can be stopped.

Sep 26, 2014, 19:07 PM IST

Scientists discover enzyme that controls spreading of breast cancer

Researchers have recently found the enzyme that controls the metastasis of breast cancer.

Sep 03, 2014, 15:55 PM IST

Flu-fighting enzyme identified by scientists

Researchers have found a new enzyme, known as cIAP2, which helps the lungs fight against infection by giving them the ability to decrease flu-inflicted tissue injury.

Jan 16, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

New research may unlock enzyme`s role in various diseases

A researcher doing research on enzymes that regulate human biology has uncovered characteristics that could be used to identify predisposition to conditions such as heart disease, diabetic ulcers and some types of cancer.

Jan 03, 2014, 17:16 PM IST