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  • Crab Shells and Fungi May Hold a Key to Asthma

    While humans and other vertebrates do not produce chitin, the human body is equipped to recognize and eliminate it. A new study by researchers at University of California indicates that a less active form of AMCase might allow our adaptive, or learned, immune system to recruit too many cells in its attempt to rid the body of chitin, eventually inflaming

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  • Biotech Company Announces New Omega-3 Supplement Purity Test

    Omega-3 supplements can vary significantly in concentration and purity. Pharmaceutical grade products are often indistinguishable to the naked eye from lower purity products at room temperature. Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, commented, “The health benefits of omega-3s are clear but many manufacturers make outrageous claims about their purity—the freezer test, developed by scientists at Cenestra Health,

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  • Surplus Jellyfish Seen as Additive Source

    In recent years populations of jellyfish have been exploding, which may present the food and cosmetics industries with interesting new additives.Writing in the Journal of Natural Products, researchers from the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Saitama, and Shimva Chemical Industries in Kyoto, describe a process for extracting high yields of a protein substance called mucin that could be

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  • Simple Method Developed to Create Natural Drug Products

    A team led by Qian Cheng and Bradley Moore of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography was recently able to synthesize an antibiotic natural product created by a Hawaiian sea sediment bacterium. They did so by combining a cocktail of enzymes, the protein catalysts inside cells, in a relatively simple mixing process inside a laboratory flask. “This study may

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  • Energy Drinks Containing Jellyfish-based Bioluminescence Ingredients That Glow in the Dark, or Poison from the Puffer Fish?

    In Japan, energy drink makers are working on a stinging jellyfish-based (Aequorea victoria) bioluminescence beverage that glows in the dark from which the luminescent protein aequorin and the fluorescent molecule GFP (green fluorescent protein) have been extracted, purified, and cloned. The Sea of Japan is awash in these alien-looking, creatures, a team of researchers led by biochemist Kiminori Ushida from

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