Tag: Amino Acids

Amino Acid Leucine Found In Meat May Fuel Resistance To Breast Cancer Treatment Tamoxifen

Researchers found that lower levels of amino acid leucine in the body can suppress drug resistance to tamoxifen among ER-positive breast cancer patients. Fortunately, leucine is not naturally produced in the body and are only sourced from animal meats.

Medicine April 23, 2019

Chemistry Test 10,000 Times More Sensitive Than Current Methods Developed To Facilitate Search For Alien Life

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a chemistry-based technique that can detect life on other planets by analyzing amino acids and is deemed superior to methods used by current space missions.

Space January 29, 2017

Researchers Successfully Develop, Grow Spider Silk In The Lab

Researchers from Sweden reported success in growing spider silk in the lab by aping the natural process. This has led to the production of kilometer-long threads that resembled natural spider silk.

Material Science January 12, 2017

Ingredients Of Life Found In Rosetta's Comet

Comet 67/P is releasing some of the basic ingredients of life into space. What can this tell us about the early days of our own planet?

Space May 28, 2016

Nutrient Deprivation Can Effectively Kill Kidney Cancer Cells, Study Finds

Researchers blocked the amino acid cystine in cancer cells and found nutrient deprivation can kill off cancer cells through necrosis or cell death. The findings can lead to new and better cancer treatments.

Life February 6, 2016

Amino Acids in Protein Can Be Assembled Without DNA and mRNA: Study

DNA is known to provide the instructions for the production of proteins, but researchers have found evidence that amino acids can be assembled by another protein and without instructions from the DNA and mRNA.

Life January 3, 2015

From Landing on a Comet to Curing Hep C: Final Round Candidates for Top 2014 Science Breakthrough

Publishers of the journal Science have announced their contest for scientific breakthrough of the year is down to five finalists. Here is how you can vote for your favorite!

December 6, 2014

Scientists discover blood marker that may help in early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Latest study by the MIT found that amino acid levels in the blood stream could define if a person has early pancreatic cancer. Here’s what the researchers said.

Life September 29, 2014

Scientists create first organism with alien DNA

Researchers have added two more letters to the genetic code of life. This is how they did it.

May 10, 2014

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