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Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...anti-malarial drug artemisinin, extracted from the plant
Artemisiaannua, has been successful in curing malaria patients in China.But plants contain only small amounts of the substance, makingthe drug expensive and impractical. The Hopkins researchers have previously developed syntheticversions, or analogs,...
Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
...xtracting the powder has been patented, and apilot plant
capable of processing some 2,000 litres of whey a day has nowbeen commissioned at Werribee in Victoria. The Adelaide researchers areworking closely on the project with dairy company Bonlac, and with the HighettLaboratory of the CSIRO's Division of Fo...
Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
...nding ways to maximize theireffects. Brassica isa plant
genus more commonly known as the mustard family, and includes inaddition to broccoli,Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, cauliflower and turnips. "Man-made compounds that increase the resistance of cells and tissues tocarcinogens arecurrently under...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...ologicalstrategies microorganisms use to adhere to plant
tissue and food processing equipment. IFT's Annual Meeting will be at the Georgia World Congress Center inAtlanta....
Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts
...ct that contains the drugephedrine, and guarana, a plant
seed that contains caffeine. "The combination of ephedrine and caffeine is known to cause increased heartrate and blood pressure, as well as nervousness, insomnia, nausea, andvomiting," said Haller. "Adverse effects related to products that containe...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--Flowers from a plant
called St. John's wort,which is used to treat mild...owers edged with tiny blackbeads. When rubbed, the plant
releases a red pigment containing hypericin. The UNC-CH experiments involved rats that were ...
Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition
... a pretreatment, used against foliar or soil borne plant
pathogens, andused for post-harvest disease control. The product also offers new treatmentsolutions. For example, it has proven effective in combating pathogens in maturefruit, such as soft rot in potatoes, opening a virtually untapped market fortrea...
Commercial Scale Cultivation Of Pharmaceutical-Producing Tobacco Possible, Virginia Tech Scientists Find
...nia Tech scientists. Carole Cramer, professor of plant
pathology, physiology and weed science, said addit...y located in Blacksburg, was the first to induce a plant
to express an human protein with enzymatic activity. That achievement has opened the possibility of ...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
... the relative dose ofsoy protein -- which contains plant
estrogens (called phytoestrogens) -- andestrogen replacement therapy may be critical. Cline's caution came from studies he conducted in rats whose ovaries hadbeen removed. He tested combinations of estrogen and soy proteins. The soyproteins d...
UT Southwestern Study To Test Efficacy Of St. John's Wort For Treatment Of Depression
...for the first controlled U.S.study of this popular plant
derivative, known scientifically as hypericum, forthe treatment of major depression. Trivedi, who is a specialist in researching and treating depression, said hedoesn't know whether St. John's wort is effectively treating Kenegar and thedepression o...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...85 both his parents worked at an IBM semiconductor plant
in East Fishkill, NewYork, where they claim they w...saythey were exposed to chemicals at the company's plant
in Greenock. The women arelaunching a legal battle in Scotland for compensation. "The manufacture of...
Plant oils reduce levels of 'bad' cholesterol
...d a moderate-fat diet, including aspecific type of plant
oil, experienced 25% reductions in LDL, or "bad,"cholesterol....
New Wake Forest study to pin down soy's active ingredient
...son two isoflavones (also called phytoestrogens -- plant
estrogens) in soy:genistein and daidzein. ...ease in males. Thesestudies also indicate that the plant
estrogens do not adversely affect thereproductive systems of males. Clarkson said the develo...
The effects of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Hypericum (St.John's Wort) is a plant
that has been used for centuries as amedicinal herb. Experimental studies show that hypericum has antidepressantproperties in animal models of depression. Furthermore the mechanism by whichthis antidepressant effect is exerted has been shown to be si...
U.S., Mexican scientific societies honor former Penn State professor
..., Marker proposed a new molecular structure of the plant
steroidsarsasapogenin, isolated from sarsparilla. Marker manipulated this newstructure using a chemical reaction sequence known as "degradation," to yieldprogesterone. This process of producing progesterone is now known as the MarkerDegradation. S...
First brain cancer surgeries using new space-age probe are successful
...ng technology,developed for space-based commercial plant
growth research on NASA's SpaceShuttle, in two suc.... -- the company thatdeveloped LEDs for commercial plant
growth investigations on the Space Shuttle. When the Phase II contract is awarded, Quantum Devices w...
Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells
... them to slipquickly into cells. The roots of the plant
(known as Huang-Quin in Chinese andwogon in Japanese) have been used for more than 1,000 years to treat allergicand inflammatory diseases. The researchers tested the effect of the extract on chicken cardiomyocetes(heart cells) in a petri dish that si...
Vegans likely short on calcium, experts say
...for the diet. "It would be difficult to substitute plant
foods for dairy products to meet thecalcium requirements. The volumes of vegetables that you need are justridiculous," Weaver says. "We have choices. You can reduce protein and salt andtry to get enough vegetables, or you can drink milk and not worry...
Physicians who compassionately ask about domestic violence can elicit positiveoutcomes, UCSF study shows
... if she wants to." This process, Gerbert said, can plant
a seed in victims. "In a previous study we had done with survivors of domestic violence, we foundthat they remembered physicians asking in a gentle way and often held that withthem," Gerbert said. "They found it useful in helping them move towardsaf...
Targeted toxins may revolutionize pain therapy
...agues developed substance P-saporin by linking the plant
toxinsaporin to substance P, a peptide that normally participates in the transmissionof painful stimuli. Substance P-saporin gains entry to neurons by binding to thesubstance P receptors that stud the surface. Once inside, saporin halts proteinprodu...
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