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Innovative screening tools accelerate drug discove...

Exclusively available in the UK from Cambio, Transcreener® HTS Assays and iuvo Microconduit array technology meet a demand for high performance tools which will speed discovery of new therapies. Dedicated to providing the pharmaceutical industry with more effective screening tools, BellBrook Labs developed the proprietary Transcreener® assays, which use no radioactive compounds. This high throughput biochemical assay...

Herbal ‘remedy’ may trigger widespread...

Kidney stones. Snakebites. Head wounds. To the ancients, a weed called birthwort was a wonder drug that treated them all, and more. By Dan Vergano Medical detectives, however, are finding that the ancient remedy likely has caused centuries of kidney failure and cancer, as well as being the culprit in a widespread syndrome of kidney disease in some parts of the world. “The big clue was the plant itself,” says...

Southeast Asian TCM brand Eu Yan Sang Speeds up Ex...

Eu Yan Sang International, an established traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) brand that started in Southeast Asia, is speeding up its expansion on the Chinese mainland after three years of efforts to get sufficient of its health food and other health products registered, said Richard Eu, chief executive officer of the company. by Xinhua Chen Jipeng Eu Yan Sang International, an established traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)...

Roche has extended its serology panel to include a...

With an estimated 216,000 individuals chronically infected in the UK (England 161,000, Northern Ireland 4,000, Scotland 39,000, Wales 12,000), hepatitis C (HCV) remains a major public health problem; and HCV-related end stage liver disease and mortality continue to increase1. The Health Protection Agency states that it is necessary to sustain and enhance efforts to raise awareness, prevent new infections, increase diagnosis,...

New Test Provides More Complete Picture of Recurre...

A new test specifically designed for breast cancer patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) appears to be a better indicator of recurrence than other assays for more invasive forms of the disease. Now that a validated test is available to predict recurrence in DCIS, it is important for physicians to apply it to clinical practice to help determine treatment of patients with this less invasive form of cancer. Lawrence J....

Life’s building blocks grow close to home

Chemical reactions in the early solar system create complex organic molecules By Nadia Drake April 21st, 2012; Vol.181 #8 (p. 5) EMBRYONIC CLOUD The swirling, dusty disk surrounding a young star (NGC 1333-IRAS 4B shown in this artist’s illustration) contains particles that can host complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life as we know it on Earth. A new study suggests that the chemical reactions that craft these...
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