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Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme

...its own debilitating action.// A team led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless developed the chemical trick, called "click chemistry," to make a molecule that blocks neurotransmitter destruction caused by the brain enzyme acetylcholinesterase. The destructive enzyme catalyzes the so-called "click reaction" t...

Innovative yeast genome may handle Cancer Clues

... of international scientists led by Nobel medicine laureate Sir Paul Nurse of the charity Cancer Research UK has sequenced the genome of fission yeast, a cousin of the brewer's yeast whose genome// was mapped. Fifty of the 4,000 genes in the fission yeast genome, which is reported in the science journal Natu...

WHO declares Tuberculosis – ‘An Emergency’ in Afrca

...ay see reactivation of TB in their system. Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former South African President Nelson Mandela are survivors of the disease. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: "It is tragic that this disease has not been brought under control, because I am living proof that TB can be effec...

Nobel Laureate Finds an Alternate Way to Manufacture Anti-Flu Drug

US researcher and a Nobel laureate hopes to manufacture plentiful anti-flu drugs at a cheaper cost. Tamiflu is the anti-flu drug and Elias Corey has work out the method while relaxing at home on a weekend. // The Swiss manufacturer Roche has manufactured the drug and given it to World...

Indian Origin Woman is the New Head of British Medical Association

...ogist and a practising physician, quoted from poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore's "Gitanjali", "Where the mind is without fear..." during the function to take over office. Kumar, who was born in India, is also a professor at Barts, Royal London and the Homerton Hospitals and has a distinguished academic ca...

President Launches Madras University's 150th Year Celebrations

.... Venkataraman and K.R. Narayanan as well as Nobel laureate physicists C.V. Raman and S. Chandrasekar. Among the dignitaries present at the glittering function were Tamil Nadu Governor S.S. Barnala, who is also chancellor of the university, outgoing vice-chancellor S.P. Thyagarajan and S. Ramachandran, the ...

Aung San Suu Kyi complains of irregular medical visits

... was granted a rare interview with the Nobel peace laureate on Saturday night by Myanmar's ruling junta. Gambari, who also was allowed to meet Suu Kyi during his previous trip in May, told the visiting UN envoy that she "welcomes continued engagement by the United Nations in hopes that it can be of help in ...

Prestigious Wilson Award Goes To Yale Cell Biologist Joel Rosenbaum

... in the mid-1970s, former Yale Professor and Nobel laureate George Palade suggested that there “must be elevators in the flagella” carrying subunits from their site of synthesis in the cell body to the tip of the flagella where assembly takes place. Finally, in 1992, using new high-resolution microscopes in ...

Madness- the Genius Connection

...ad schizophrenia. They include John Nash, Nobel laureate for economics, Van Gogh the renowned painter, author Jack Kerouac and brilliant Russian dancer Vaclav Nijinsky. Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of mental health charity Sane opines: The more we can discover about the origins of schizophrenia a...

South Asians Wait for Matching Bone Marrow Donors

...e where most new blood cells are produced. Nobel laureate E. Donnall Thomas has pioneered bone marrow transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre since the 1950s. Thomas' work showed that bone marrow cells infused intravenously could repopulate the bone marrow and produce new blood cells. ...

EU Pushes Asian Nations on Climate Change Goals

...one-year extension of house arrest for Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, telling Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso it had been "a very difficult decision." A Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Win had explained that the Myanmar military junta had been concerned with both "political stabilit...

DiCaprio Bites Back Over Eco 'Hypocrisy'

...et leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Kenyan Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai to argue his case that Western society should "consume less and live more". Spliced between the interviews are apocalyptic visions of gurgling volcanoes, massive mudslides and clubbed baby seals, all set against images of America's ...

Research Shows Way for Drug Therapy for Autism

...train of mice, genetically engineered by the Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa and colleagues at MIT, were manipulated to model "fragile X syndrome (FXS)", the leading inherited cause of mental retardation and the most common genetic cause of autism. "The condition, tied to a mutated gene in the X chromosome, ...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...ghes Medical Institute at UT Southwestern. Nobel laureate Dr. Johann Deisenhofer, who is senior author of the study, said that the new findings were the indication that just like humans, mosquitoes also want to get rid of malaria. This finding opened my eyes to the fact that mosquitoes are almost as unha...

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