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Herbal supplements' testing topic of discussion at chemistry meeting March 30

ts in the United States:Mingfu Wang, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., will discuss the quality of a variety of botanicals used in beverages, dietary supplements, foods, healthcare and personal care products. Even for standardized botanical extracts, he says, many quality problems exist. Often, he says, quality control standards are lacking or nonexistent. (AGFD 118, Wednesday, March 31, 10:15 a.m.)
  • Regenerative properties of Chinese herbs:Rong-Tsun Wu, Ph.D., Research Center for Drug Discovery & Institute of Biopharmaceutical Science, Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, will highlight a wide range of Chinese herbs to treat a broad range of conditions. Among these are anti-aging herbs and those used to treat dementia and help maintain normal eyesight. Still others are used as an adjunct to cancer chemotherapy, to repair brain damage and prevent osteoporosis. ( AGFD 133, Wednesday, March 31, 3:50 p.m.)


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