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Complex Anticancer Compound Developed

08/03/2013
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved the first efficient chemical synthesis of ingenol, a highly complex, plant-derived compound that has long been of interest to drug developers for its anticancer potential. The achievement will enable scientists to synthesize a wide variety of ingenol derivatives and investigate their ...

A Glass of Milk After Eating Sugary Cereals May Prevent Cavities

08/01/2013
Washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating reduces plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

Soybean compound may inhibit HIV

07/30/2013
A compound found in soybeans can be used in new treatments to inhibit the deadly HIV infection, scientists claim.

New Light Shed On Important Metabolite in Bacteria

08/13/2012
Scientists from the research groups of Prof. Dr. Susana Andrade and Prof. Dr. Oliver Einsle, members of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and the Cluster of Excellence BIOSS, the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies of the University of Freiburg, have collected the first precise data ever on the function of ...

New bacteria-resistant materials discovered

08/13/2012
Using state-of-the-art technology, scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment. These new materials could lead to a significant reduction in hospital infections and medical device failures.

New approach of resistant tuberculosis

08/12/2012
Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine have breathed new life into a forgotten technique and so succeeded in detecting resistant tuberculosis in circumstances where so far this was hardly feasible. Tuberculosis bacilli that have become resistant against our major antibiotics are a serious threat to world health.

Sewage-munching microbes may generate electricity

08/10/2012
Microbes used to treat human waste might also generate enough electricity to power whole sewage plants, scientists hope.

Human Antibodies That Protect Against Large Variety of Flu Viruses Described

08/10/2012
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute in the Netherlands describes three human antibodies that provide broad protection against Influenza B virus strains. The same team had previously reported finding broadly neutralizing antibodies against Influenza A strains.

CDC confirms 145 cases of swine flu

08/10/2012
Swine flu is spreading in Indiana, with human cases rising tenfold in a week, state public health officials said on Wednesday, confirming 113 people are infected and saying they expect to see more

Leveraging bacteria in drinking water to benefit consumers

08/09/2012
Contrary to popular belief, purified drinking water from home faucets contains millions to hundreds of millions of widely differing bacteria per gallon, and scientists have discovered a plausible way to manipulate those populations of mostly...

Bites from Vampire Bats Might Protect People against Rabies: Scientific American

08/08/2012
Several native individuals in the Peruvian Amazon appear to have developed natural antibodies to the rabies virus...

Testers fear reality of genetically modified Olympians

08/08/2012
There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired with injected substances that switch off key genes. It may not be long before we get the first genetically modified athlete.

Diseased trees new source of climate gas

08/08/2012
Diseased trees in forests may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according to researchers.

New Non-Toxic Disinfectant Could Tackle Hospital Infections

08/08/2012
A new disinfectant, Akwaton, that works at extremely low concentrations could be used in healthcare settings to help control persistent hospital-acquired infections such as Clostridium difficile. The study is reported online in the Journal of Medical Microbiology.

Cattle Vaccine Works to Reduce E. Coli O157:H7

08/07/2012
A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli O157:H7 by more than 50 percent, a new study has found.

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08/07/2012
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