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Enzymes are a class of biological catalysts. They govern many catalytic processes such as metabolism, nutrition, and energy conversion of organisms. Most of the reactions closely related to life processes are enzyme-catalyzed reactions.
Catalysis Enzymes are a class of biological catalysts. They govern many catalytic processes such as metabolism, nutrition, and energy conversion of organisms. Most of the reactions closely related to life processes are enzyme-catalyzed reactions.   These properties of the enzyme enable the intricate process of material metabolism in the cell to proceed in an orderly manner, and to adapt material metabolism to normal physiological functions. If an enzyme is defective due to genetic defects, or the enzyme activity is weakened by other reasons, it can caus…
In order to carry out various life activities, the organism must obtain energy and produce new substances needed for its growth.
In order to carry out various life activities, the organism must obtain energy and produce new substances needed for its growth. By ingesting nutrients, organisms produce energy through decomposition; or produce new substances through synthesis. In organisms, nutrition molecules participate in various decomposition and synthesis reactions, collectively known as metabolism.   Any substance has more or less energy. When a substance changes through a chemical reaction, it will take a long time to complete under the condition of no external force. This long-term reaction is not enough to maintain life activity of the organism. Therefore, organisms have developed…
The pharmacovigilance industry is competitive in nature with key companies involved in continuous product development, collaborations, partnerships and alliances to augment market penetration.
According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) report on pharmaceuticals consumption, medicines to treat chronic diseases accounted for a larger proportion of the total volume of drug consumption in non-hospital set ups. Owing to this, there has been a significant rise in the number of medicines made available to healthcare consumers. Rising demand for drugs has significantly heightened the need for the development of novel therapeutics via extensive clinical trials, which is expected to serve this market with lucrative opportunities. The companies operating in the pharmacovigilance market are un…
Anti-aging is intensively discussed nowadays. This article talks about the factors and biomarkers that relates to aging.
Exercise and aging Although lots of money and efforts have been invested into drug development, no drug is found to be effective in combatting aging. It is important to note that exercise is a truly effective anti-aging measure. In the absence of suitable treatments for age-related dysfunction, exercise is currently the only intervention that shows significant efficacy, reducing the incidence of age-related diseases, improving quality of life, and even increasing the life expectancy of the human body. Even moderate exercise can bring seeable benefits. Although key molecular participants mediating the protective effects of exercise on age-related diseases are not yet known…
The convergence of information technology with medical devices is transforming the landscape of patient care. Medical devices integrated with mobile applications for monitoring and diagnosis of disease conditions reduces cost of diagnosis.
Smart medical devices refers to the electrical devices that have an autonomous processing system within them and are used to monitor a range of health and fitness parameters on an everyday basis. These devices provide a multitude of advantages to the patient and caregiver in monitoring and measuring various healthcare regimens such as sensing the lowered levels of insulin through artificial intelligence among type 1 diabetes patients and delivering insulin. Smart medical devices have radically changed the perspective of disease management by offering eas…
Patient Handling Equipment Market Share, Strategies, Emerging Technologies, Growth Rate Analysis, Trends and Forecast Report
A report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs said that the global population of people in the 60 and above age group is rising rapidly. By the end of 2050, the global share of this age group is expected to grow to 21.1% from 11.7% in 2013. Additionally, the number of people in this age group is predicted to be around 324 million in India, 437 million in China, 58 million in Brazil, and 107 million in the U.S. by 2050. One of the major contributors of the growing elderly population is the increasing life expectancy rate. With the improvements in modern medicine and healthcare facilities, the average lifespan of elderly people has increased…
With the society becoming ever more egalitarian, there’s an increasing concern among dads at work regarding policies that support work-life balance.
But, when it comes to offering support to new parents, much focus is on relieving new mothers. We see companies all over the world boasting of their family-friendly policies. They’re going out of the way to provide young mothers with paid maternity leave, in-house day-care, nursing breaks, part-time and/or remote work options, and more. But, what about new dads? Are they getting the same level of support? Why does it even matter? In this article, we’ll take a look at the current situation of work-life balance among working dads, focussed particularly in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. We’ll identify some of the key factors that dist…
. The first ever clinical study evaluating combined transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and behaviour therapy could point to a new treatment for depression. The clinical pilot study is being undertaken by Flow Neuroscience, Europe’s first, and only...
London, UK. The first ever clinical study evaluating combined transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and behaviour therapy could point to a new treatment for depression. The clinical pilot study is being undertaken by Flow Neuroscience, Europe’s first, and only, medically approved, at-home treatment for depression, which comprises a tDCS headset device and behaviour therapy app. The results will help the process of getting the Flow device reimbursed by healthcare providers, including the UK’s NHS. The independent study will…
As new device identification and traceability measures become compulsory in 2020 under MDR, Kallik’s Bob Tilling explores the outstanding labelling challenges for manufacturers.
As new device identification and traceability measures become compulsory in 2020 under MDR, Kallik’s Bob Tilling explores the outstanding labelling challenges for manufacturers. From May 2020, new medical devices sold in the EU must comply with new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requirements. So how well prepared are manufacturers as the deadline approaches, and what challenges remain? 1.      Starting from scratch: the pain of playing catch-up Many medical device manufacturers have been caught off-guard by just how demanding this wholescale process change can be. Preparing for MDR has been…
In December 2016, a pharmacist in Northern Ireland made a tragic error when he fatally dispensed propranolol to a patient who was prescribed prednisolone. It was revealed that the two boxes were side-by-side on the pharmacy’s shelf, with similar branding and packaging. Such simple slip-ups can result in devastation and highlight packaging’s crucial role in keeping patients safe.
In December 2016, a pharmacist in Northern Ireland made a tragic error when he fatally dispensed propranolol to a patient who was prescribed prednisolone. It was revealed that the two boxes were side-by-side on the pharmacy’s shelf, with similar branding and packaging. Such simple slip-ups can result in devastation and highlight packaging’s crucial role in keeping patients safe. Here, Oliver Pittock managing direc…
Research Nester released a report titled “Prophylactic HIV Drugs Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027” which delivers detailed overview of the global prophylactic HIV drugs market in terms of market segmentation by drug, by dosage form, by distribution channel and by region.
The market for prophylactic HIV drugs is anticipated to grow by a significant CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2019-2027. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 3.5 million people were living with HIV in Americas in 2018 while around 2.5 were living with HIV in Europe. The highest occurrence of this disorder was in the Africa region, with an estimated 25.7 million people living with the disease in the same year. The market is segmented by drug, by dosage form, by distribution…
Research Nester released a report titled “Chronic Kidney Disease Drugs Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027” which delivers detailed overview of the global chronic kidney disease drugs market in terms of market segmentation by drugs and by region.
The market for chronic kidney disease drugs is estimated to grow at a CAGR of about 4.5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2019-2027. The market is segmented by drug and by region, out of which, the drug segment is further segmented into antihypertensive agents, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (EPAs), diuretics and others. Based on these, the antihypertensive agents segment is predicted to observe the highest growth over the forecast period on account of a greater demand for these drugs. Antihypertensive agents are used for…
Immunotherapy has proven to be effective in treating a variety of cancers. This article sorts out some of the latest research findings on cancer immunotherapy.
Cancer Res: Scientists identify potential new targets for cancer immunotherapy: GARP  According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men and women. Although significant progress has been made in the treatment of such cancers, the 5-year survival rate of colorectal cancer patients is only 12%. Recently, in a research report published in Cancer Research, scientists from the University of South Carolina Medical University found a potential new target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy. Similar to PD-1, GARP is a special protein expressed on the surface of immune cells. R…
Recently, hearing of mice with a genetic form of deafness which is similar to a type found in people was restored by a team of international researchers. This brings new hope for people suffering from hearing loss. Will genetic therapy be a new way to heal deafness? A senior scientist of Creative Biolabs explains more about this work.
Why choose gene therapy to do research? Hearing loss is the most common sensory impairment in humans, which, according to statistics, currently disables 466 million people in the world. And the incidence of genetic hearing loss in newborns reaches up to 1‰. Many cases show that hearing loss is actually related to genetic DNA mutations, and there are nearly 100 genes known to be related, such as GJB2, SLC26A4, 12SrRNA, etc. Mutations in hereditary hearing loss…
In 2016, the global contract packaging market was worth $26.54 billion, and is expected to reach $47.28 billion by 2022. This compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1 per cent is expected to be driven largely by growing demand for pharmaceutical contract packaging.
In 2016, the global contract packaging market was worth $26.54 billion, and is expected to reach $47.28 billion by 2022. This compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1 per cent is expected to be driven largely by growing demand for pharmaceutical contract packaging. Here, Dale Pittock, sales director of pharmacy packaging provider Valley Northern, explains how contract packaging can support pharmaceutical innovation.   NASDAQ’s Globe Newswire reported the predicted global growth for the contract packaging sector in April…
Enzymes are involved in the formation and composition of every cell in the body. Thus they also control the working of every organ and even the brain - the control center.
Enzymes are involved in the formation and composition of every cell in the body. Thus they also control the working of every organ and even the brain - the control center. They are involved in the breakdown, absorption, distribution and circulation of various nutrients entering the body. Overall, it would be sufficient to say that life would be non-existent without enzymes.   How many of us have ever been concerned about our gut health and how enzymes affect the digestive process. It obviously is the last thing that one would care about after a whole busy day and the same regular stressing lifestyle. People will not…
Scientists have found a way to detect blood in order to accurately identify Alzheimer's disease several years in advance. This has made early intervention possible for people who have Alzheimer's disease but yet haven’t fully realized such a fact.
Previously, early detection of Alzheimer’s disease seems to be very difficult as it takes years for the symptoms to become obvious. Fortunately, scientists have found a way to detect blood in order to accurately identify Alzheimer's disease several years in advance. This has made early intervention possible for people who have Alzheimer's disease but yet haven’t fully realized such a fact. The struggle against Alzheimer's has been on-going for over one hundred years, but so far we have not found a way to control or reverse cognitive decline and me…
As proof-of-concept projects begin to highlight IDMP’s different real-world use cases, and illustrate the potential benefits, stakeholders must come together and give greater emphasis to patients in 2020– which starts with giving them a seat at the table, says Frits Stulp of Iperion Life Sciences Consultancy.
As proof-of-concept projects begin to highlight IDMP’s different real-world use cases, and illustrate the potential benefits, stakeholders must come together and give greater emphasis to patients in 2020– which starts with giving them a seat at the table, says Frits Stulp of Iperion Life Sciences Consultancy. If 2019 was the year of progress around common definitions for medicinal substances, in an IDMP context, then 2020 needs to be the year of product-related data progress – and of p…
Enzymes work in a mild environment, similar to the physical environment of living organisms. Enzymes support life by synthesizing and degrading the materials that make up the components of the organism and creating energy.
Enzymes are molecules, especially proteins that help to accelerate biochemical reactions by interacting with components (reactants and products) without permanently changing them. This promotion process is called catalysis, and accordingly, the enzyme is recognized as a catalyst. Like many participants in the microbiology community, the names of enzymes can be lengthy and cumbersome, and almost all names end with "-ase". However, if you are familiar with the formal system of enzyme naming, you can unravel many mysteries about the function of a given enzyme without knowin…
Over recent years, research into the causes and effects of ageing has intensified. This is largely driven by an ageing population and the consequent acute need to keep people fit and healthy as they get older. Fail to do so, and we risk placing even greater strain on already staggering healthcare systems.
Over recent years, research into the causes and effects of ageing has intensified. This is largely driven by an ageing population and the consequent acute need to keep people fit and healthy as they get older. Fail to do so, and we risk placing even greater strain on already staggering healthcare systems. Recent advancements in the fields of technology and personalised nutrition are laying the foundations to enable better self-care among older adults. Transforming these quickly into effect…