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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New software predicts Superbugs' countermoves

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scientists discover enzyme that controls spreading of breast cancer

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

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.

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.

Enzyme discovery may provide jet lag cure

The enzyme that manufactures melatonin - hormone which regulates the body`s internal clock - originated 500 million years ago, according to a new study which may hold clues to treating jet lag and `winter blues`.

Enzyme that produces melatonin originated 500 mn years ago

Scientists have traced the origin of the enzyme that manufactures melatonin - the hormone which regulates body`s internal clock - to roughly 500 million years ago.