HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
International experts to say what's known, what's speculation about medicinal herbs

Are medicinal herbs -- now extremely popular in the United States but only poorly regulated -- safe? Do they work? Or are they just so much snake oil? How much should a person take to produce the desired effect?

Some of the world's top experts on the effects of garlic, ginseng, ginko biloba, comfrey, saw palmetto, feverfew, echinacea and St. John's wort will summarize what's known about the herbs and what remains speculation at an 11:45 a.m. news conference Thursday (March 2). Reporters are invited to the briefing, which will be held in the Dogwood Room of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

The event is part of the first international scientific conference on medicinal herbs, which continues through Friday (March 3) at the Friday Center. The unique gathering, which also will present new research findings, is being sponsored by the UNC Institute of Nutrition, the UNC-CH schools of medicine and public health, Duke University, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and other organizations.

Television crews can unload equipment in front of the center, which is located just off N.C. 54 roughly midway between Interstate 40 and the UNC-CH campus. The access road is marked with brown signs along the highway.


'"/>

Contact: David Williamson
david_williamson@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
27-Feb-2000


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. International study findings link acne-like rash to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment
2. USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
3. ConocoPhillips & Conservation International launch Biodiversity Action Plan in Venezuela
4. A room with a view for the International Space Station: Completion of the cupola observation module
5. International symposium on nutritional genomics
6. First International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia
7. 1st International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease
8. International research conferences at the Villa Vigoni
9. Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuadors rainforest to offset climate impacts
10. STN International launches Derwent World Patents Index First View
11. Media invited to attend International Society For Heart & Lung Transplantation meeting April 21-24

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/27/2014)... DURHAM, N.C. -- When we want to listen carefully ... talking. The second thing we do is stop moving ... unwanted sounds generated by our own movements. , This ... deep in the brain. Indeed, indirect evidence has long ... somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise to ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... release is available in German . ... is the most common inherited disease affecting the peripheral ... the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and University ... Schwann cells is impaired in rats with the disease. ... layer known as myelin, which facilitates the rapid transfer ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in ... traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other ... to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on ... newly published NOAA study. , The report, published in ... of its kind to examine the derelict fish trap ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Stop and listen: Study shows how movement affects hearing 2Stop and listen: Study shows how movement affects hearing 3Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 2NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company developing ... that result in metabolic disorders, announced today that it ... the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to ... common stock. The number of shares to be offered ... yet been determined. Citigroup and Cowen and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)...   MSC , a healthcare performance improvement company ... appointment of Mary Beth Loesch to President ... experience preparing companies for rapid growth and market expansion, ... of Corporate Development and Healthcare. In that role, she ... well as corporate strategy and marketing. Previously, Loesch served ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... in its catalogue: Global Chelating Agents ... About Chelating Agent A chelating agent ... bonds with metal ions, thereby forming a metal-ion ... metal-ions have on chemical processes, formulations, and the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... MADISON, N.J. , Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... significant potential to help physicians better identify early-stage ... progression and disability, according to a new study ... from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ) ... of the 14-3-3eta protein outperformed conventional antibody-serum testing, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Rhythm Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2MSC names Mary Beth Loesch President and CEO 2Global Chelating Agents Market 2014-2018 2Global Chelating Agents Market 2014-2018 3Global Chelating Agents Market 2014-2018 4Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 2Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 3Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 4
Cached News: