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Testing Sought For Brighteners, Natural Substance In Spices, Cosmetic Chemical, Three Herbs, A Natural Oil And A Fertilizer
...l in the manufacture of some cosmetics as well as pharmaceutical
and agricultural products with considerable occupational exposure; Glycoluril, a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer whose resins have also be used in paintand other coatings; 4-Methoxy-N-methyl-1,8-naphthalimide, afluorescent brightening agen...
Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says
... Cary sayseurythermal enzymes may prove useful for pharmaceutical
production, too. Some Like it Hot Certain simple, "prokaryotic" organisms grow at temperatures above 235.4 degreesF (113°C), Cary says, but such high heat kills eukaryotes. "The nuclear andmitochondrial membranes in more complex organisms were ...
New Chemical Processing Technique Being Studied At UW May Hold Key To CleaningUp Hanford, Reducing Industrial Waste
...s involved in everything frompetroleum refining to pharmaceutical
manufacturing also may hold the key to cleaning upradioactive remains at eastern Washington's Hanford nuclear site. Using elect ricity, instead of concentrated chemicals, to drive a key step in many chemicalseparation processes could greatly reduce ...
Hultgren Receives Prestigious Eli Lilly Award
...d by Eli Lilly and Company, aglobal research-based pharmaceutical
company headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. "I'm very pleased to receive this honor because it's one of the mostprestigious awards in our field for younger investigators," Hultgren says. "AndI'm honored to be put on the same list as the previ...
Biotech Firms Develop Where Star Scientists Worked, Study Shows
... . Advances in biotechnology have transformed the pharmaceutical
industryby allowing creation of novel drugs and treatments. Biotechnology has alsobeen used extensively in the food processing and agriculture industries,among others. For this study, the researchers identified 327 star scientistsin the ...
Yale Announces New Biotech Firm
...erit was the fastestgrowing product for this major pharmaceutical
firm in 1997, achievinggrowth of more than 185 percent on its way to reaching worldwide sales of$398 million. Millions of people with the HIV virus have been treatedwith the medication, which has been shown to significantly enhance andextend lives. ...
Rapid Progress Reported On New Class Of Anti-Cancer Drugs
...ng cancers. The reports by university and pharmaceutical
company researchers onprogress in both understandi...estructural and mechanistic insights are providing pharmaceutical
companies withmany new insights into how to design specific inhibitors. Dale Poulter, ...
Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?
... to be tested. While looking for potential pharmaceutical
products, project scientistsconduct ethnobotanical and random botanical collections. ConservationInternational (CI) researchers collect plants that the shamans use to treatdisease and injury. Such ethnobotanical collection is time consuming. Thescien...
Naturally Produced Enzyme May Be Useful In Inflammatory Arthritis
...the National Institutes of Health and a California pharmaceutical
companyfunded the study. Written by Holly Wagner, (614) 292-8310; Wagner.firstname.lastname@example.org...
Antimicrobial Resistance: Issues And Options
...workshop, and outlines options that policy-makers, pharmaceutical
industry leaders, health officials, clinicians, re...patients, parents, managed-care organizations, the pharmaceutical
industry, and others. Since no adequate enforcement mechanisms exist to ensure proper antibiotic us...
Cell Pathways Reports Extension Study Results Showing Ability Of FGN-1 To Prevent Formation Of Precancerous Colon Polyps
...rous indications in 1998. Cell Pathways, Inc. is a pharmaceutical
company focused on the development andcommercialization of products to prevent and treat cancer....
UB Researcher Developing Method That Employs "Evolution" To Identify New Drug Leads
...n their shelves, chemical libraries synthesized by pharmaceutical
scientists are only as useful as the new compounds..., the new method could mean major cost savings for pharmaceutical
companies because it has the potential to identify numerous promising drug leads in just days, as co...
Avigen's Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise In Treating Hemophilia B With
Single Intramuscular Administration
...e manufactured, stored and handledlike traditional pharmaceutical
products. Avigen's scientists have developed aproprietary manufacturing process that improves AAV vector manufacturing andachieves increased yields. Avigen, Inc., is a biotechnology company involved in the development of genetherapy products derived ...
Spinach Enzymes Neutralize Explosives
...itrobenzene into p-aminophenol, which isusedin the pharmaceutical
industry to make headache medicine. The digested byproduct also could be reduced completely to a gaseous state, such asammoniaor carbon dioxide, through a second digestive process using microorganisms. Pacific Northwest is one of DOE's nine multiprog...
Photosynthetic Harvest Inc. Harnesses The Power Of Nature's Chemical Factories
By "Milking" Green Plants For Valuable Natural Products
... unexpectedactivity, such as anti-cancer." Several pharmaceutical
and agribusiness firms have taken notice of PHI'stechnology, and have begun partnering with PHI to test its growing RhizExcompound library for a variety of applications. "Companies understand the clear advantages of our process over older practices...
New Biomaterial Has 'Star' Power
... these star polymers very useful in biological and pharmaceutical
applications, such as delivering a high concentration of drugs throughout the body or to a specific target," Keys says. The star polymer gels Keys developed are made from the polymer polyethylene glycol, or PEG, a nontoxic, noncarcinogenic subst...
Third Annual Awards For Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Recognize Innovations
...lustrate his concept by addressing inefficiency in pharmaceutical
andspecialty-chemical manufacturing. The Stanford chemist points out theseindustries have often emphasized high selectivity at the expense of atomeconomy: one ton of product requires five-50 tons of raw materials forspecialty chemicals and 25-100 ton...
UNC-CH Researchers Develop Promising Heart Research Tool
... informationfor heart researchers and possibly the pharmaceutical
industry, and we areexcited about it." A report on the development appears in the June issue of the AmericanJournal of Physiology. Besides Cascio, authors are Christopher J. Hyatt,graduate assistant in biomedical engineering; and Drs. John J....
Clever Chemistry Protects Beetle Babies
...ry. In the human world it is achemical skill that pharmaceutical
researchers are still learning. By variously combining three simple molecules into a veritable arsenal ofcomplex defensive compounds and secreting them through microscopic body hairs, Epilachna borealis pupae can thwart just about anything that w...
NASA Research Helps Map Protein Structures -- Key In The Development Of New
...uality protein crystalsever, which is critical for pharmaceutical
research. On Earth, the influence ofgravity can interfere with the crystal growth process, and this can lead tostructural imperfections and poor information. "At least 60 percent of all protein crystals flown in space producesufficient overal...
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