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Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
...enefits than black tea," says Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemist
at the University of Scranton (Penn.) and lead author of the paper. In combination with Vinson's earlier research showing that green tea and black tea equally inhibit atherosclerosis a major risk factor for heart disease the findings suggest that b...
As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets
...tive properties. Ironically, C.R. Alder Wright, a chemist
at a London hospital who was searching for a non-a...c, diacetylmorphine, in 1874. Heinrich Dreser, a chemist
at Bayer Laboratories developed and tested Wright's new semi-synthetic drug on animals, humans, and ...
University of Maryland scientist wins 2005 Kettering Prize
...970s, initially working with her husband, Harry, a chemist
who synthesized the early inhibitors. Dr. Brodie and her research team went on to create the first selective aromatase inhibitor to be used to treat breast cancer patients. Released for worldwide use in 1994, the drug, Formestane(4- hydroxyandrostene...
Household dust is main source of flame retardants in humans
...ad author, Miriam Diamond, Ph.D., an environmental chemist
at the University of Toronto. Good news because weve identified the main route of exposure to PBDEs house dust; bad news because we need more action to remove PBDEs from household products and replace them with alternatives that are effective in red...
New method rapidly detects potential bioterror agent
.... Fernandez and his Ph.D. student Carrie Young, a chemist
in theCDC's Environmental Health Lab, collaborated with CDC researchers in theNational Center for Environmental Health and the National Center forInfectious Diseases. They combined mass spectrometry - an analyticaltechnique to study ionized molecules...
Output of e-Science project helps GSK speed up drug discovery
...h devices were common, just ten to 15 years ago, a chemist
would have analysed hundreds of compounds annually. Now, he or she may be faced with data on tens of millions of compounds a year. "At GSK, we're trying to look for opportunities to deliver drugs to patients more quickly. We've invested in automatin...
Work on cancer-killing compound nets FSU professor major grant
...boratory on the Florida State University campus, a chemist
leads a team of researchers in a quest to develop synthetic versions of rare natural substances. If all goes well, the team's efforts could pay off in the form of the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs. Such research often is a long, laborious ...
UVa researchers show that a natural carbohydrate can help lower blood sugar
... of a multi-disciplinary team at UVa that includes chemist
Milton Brown and structural biologist John Bushweller. Using computer modeling, they docked the INS2 compound onto an enzyme in cells called PP2C. If INS2 could activate PP2C, it would trigger other events in cells activated by insulin. "INS2 was ad...
Some foods and beverages could hold clues for future diabetes treatment
...did not get tea, according to Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemist
at the University of Scranton (Penn.) and lead aut...udy leader Muralee Nair, Ph.D., a natural products chemist
at Michigan State University in East Lansing. But you might want to limit the candied maraschino che...
Compounds in licorice root may help fight tooth decay
...t cavities in humans, caution Qing-Yi Lu, Ph.D., a chemist
at UCLA's School of Medicine, and Wenyuan Shi, Ph.D, a microbiologist at UCLA's School of Dentistry. If further studies show promise, the licorice compounds could eventually be used as cavity-fighting components in mouthwash or toothpaste, they say. ...
Viral, gold nanoparticles can assemble themselves to potentially find and treat disease
...ble, Pasqualini says, because she and Arap invited chemist
Glauco Souza, Ph.D., the paper's first author, to work on the problem. "This was truly a multidisciplinary approach, and it brings together something chemists, physicists and biologists have been trying to do, separately and unsuccessfully, for a lon...
Chemistry as a life science
... to the memory of Dr. Willy Leimgruber, an organic chemist
and Director of Chemical Research at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley from 1973 until his death in 1981. Held in the heartland of the pharmaceutical industry, the symposium has served a scientific need of the research-based chemical and pharmaceutical commu...
Tequila! Chemists help assure quality of popular Mexican beverage
...g day in Margaritaville, you might one day thank a chemist
for assuring the authenticity of your tequila. New...ons," says study leader Dirk Lachenmeier, Ph.D., a chemist
with Chemisches und Veterinruntersuchungsamt Karlsruhe (Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Labora...
Home testing kit could help identify 'hidden' caffeine in beverages
...ine," says study leader Jack H. Ladenson, Ph.D., a chemist
at the university. "This will greatly assist individuals who wish to avoid caffeine." Ladenson hopes to develop a simple caffeine test in which test strips that are treated with a specific antibody will react by changing color in the presence of caff...
Research at University of British Columbia receives historical recognition
The groundbreaking research of chemist
Neil Bartlett proving that the noble gases are not... the early 1960s when Neil Bartlett, Ph.D., then a chemist
at the University of British Columbia, demonstrated the first reaction of a noble gas. Bartlett comb...
Carbon-based quantum dots could mean 'greener,' safer technology in medicine and biology
...ctically," says study leader Ya-Ping Sun, Ph.D., a chemist
at the university, located in Clemson, S.C. "It represents a new platform for the development of luminescent nanomaterials for a wide range of applications." Quantum dots have generated much interest in recent years, especially for potential applica...
Nanowire arrays can detect signals along individual neurons
...and dendrites of live mammalian neurons. Harvard chemist
Charles M. Lieber and colleagues report on this marriage of nanowires and neurons this week in the journal Science. "We describe the first artificial synapses between nanoelectronic devices and individual mammalian neurons, and also the first linki...
NOVA documentary honors pioneering African American chemist Percy Julian
...g a symposium honoring pioneering African American chemist
Percy Julian, Ph.D., at its 232nd National Meeting..."a first time portrait of this remarkable American chemist
The NOVA documentary brings to the public the forgotten achievements of this 20th century scientist....
MRI on the cheap and on the go
...of MRI based on optical atomic magnetometry," said chemist
Alexander Pines, one of the world's leading author...I technology. Pines holds a joint appointment as a chemist
with Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division and with UC Berkeley, where he is the Glenn T. Seabo...
Keep slapping on that sunscreen
... any in the first place. So says Kerry Hanson, a chemist
at the University of California at Riverside. She and her colleagues exposed human skin samples grown in the lab to UV radiation while they were covered with three commonUV filters found in sunscreens: benzophenone-3, octocrylene and octylmethoxycinn...