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New breast cancer drug may combat other cancers too

A new oral drug whose efficacy in combating breast cancer has been demonstrated alone and in combination with endocrine therapy, also has potential to combat other types of cancer, new research has found.

Exercise can protect brain against ageing

Daily exercise can protect the brain against decline as we age, finds researchers after conducting an animal study.

Scientists design first artificial 'protein-making factory'

 In a first, US scientists have engineered an artificial ribosome - the protein synthesisers of the cell - or what the scientists call 'protein-making factory' that may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterial.

Enzyme's role in muscle ageing discovered

British researchers have identified the role of an enzyme in muscle wasting and associated age-related problems.

'Long-sought culprit' in mystery behind heart failure identified

A team of researchers has identified "the long-sought culprit" in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure.

'Chicken-and-egg' dilemma for life's origin on Earth may have been solved

'Chicken-and-egg' dilemma for life's origin on Earth may have been solved

A team of researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum.

Fatty acids can help treat arthritis, leukemia

Researchers have found that enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity appear to play key roles in arthritis and leukemia, potentially opening up new avenues for treating these diverse diseases.

Fuel cell that can run without extreme heat

 Engineers have developed the first room temperature-based fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without igniting the fuel.

Key enzyme involved in cholesterol production mapped

Researchers have mapped the structure of a key enzyme involved in cholesterol production in an effort to better understand the complex molecular process.

Wonder enzyme that works without water

In a breakthrough that may eventually lead to the development of new industrial catalysts for processing biodiesel, researchers at University of Bristol have created an enzyme which can exist as a liquid without any solvent.

How exercise keeps depression at bay

It is known that physical exercise has many beneficial effects on health and researchers have now found how exercise shields the brain from stress-induced depression.

Government funding only hope for patients with rare diseases

LSDs are a group of around 45 rare genetic disorders caused by deficiency of a specific enzyme in special compartments (lysosomes) of the cells.

Enzyme to protect `good` gut bacteria from antibiotics

You may soon take antibiotics without fearing the loss of "good bacteria" residing in the intestines.

3D `map` of enzymes may lead to effective drugs

Understanding enzymes better could be a key way of devising effective drug designs for various ailments and researchers have now completed a 3D map of an enzyme called Proline utilization A (PutA).

`Immune system` regulating enzyme can help treat asthma and cancer

scientists have revealed that they have identified an enzyme, which is involved in the regulation of immune system T cells, that can help in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies.

Food combinations that hinder digestion

Fruit with porridge in the morning or a dairy smoothie for breakfast have for long been considered a healthy and nutritious breakfast, but such items can cause digestion.

Study may unlock enzyme`s role in various diseases

New research on enzymes that regulate human biology has uncovered characteristics that could identify predisposition to conditions such as heart disease and some types of cancer, scientists say.

Scientists uncover potential drug target that could help eradicate cancer

Scientists have found an enzyme, Wip1 phosphatase, as a potential target to stop the progression of cancer.

Red wine may help keep cancer at bay

A new study has revealed that chemical, resveratrol, which is found in red wine, remains effective at fighting cancer even after the body`s metabolism has converted it into other compounds.

Potent first-strike influenza drug target identified

In a new study, researchers have shown how compounds blocking an enzyme universal to all influenza viruses may allow development of new antiviral drugs that also avoid the problem of drug resistance.