Archive for the ‘protein’ Category

Scientific discovery could lead to vaccine for melioidosis

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 1,277 views

A scientific discovery may lead to production of a vaccine against melioidosis, deadly tropical disease that infects millions of people worldwide. The study appears in the journal "Science" on Friday. An international team of scientists showed how a toxin produced by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei (known as Whitmore's bacillus), destroys ...

What is Creatine?

Monday, May 12th, 2008 4,153 views

Creatine is nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to muscle and nerve cells. Creatine was identified in 1832 when Michel Eugène Chevreul discovered it as a component of skeletal muscle, which he later named creatine after the Greek word for flesh, Kreas. Creatine, by ...