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Life’s building blocks grow close to home

hough life is a complicated brew, some of its ingredients can be plucked from Earth’s backyard instead of being imported from more distant interstellar fields. In a new study, scientists suggest that complex organic molecules — such as the amino acids that build proteins and the ringed bases that form nucleic acids — grow on the icy dust grains that lived in the infant solar system. All it takes are high-energy...

HTLV blood screening test from RTP diagnostics fir...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test for blood donations, just the second test available to screen for two viruses linked to leukemia and neurologic disorders. The blood test, developed by medical device company Avioq, detects antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV 1) and human T-lymphotropic virus type 2 (HTLV 2). In addition to screening blood donors for the presence of the viruses,...

Charm Sciences Announces ROSA® FAST5 Family of 5 M...

Charm Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Charm® ROSA FAST5 family of quantitative mycotoxin tests will be launched at the Pet Food Forum held April 2-4, 2012 in Schaumburg, Illinois. These 5 minute mycotoxin tests deliver quantitative detection that is rapid and accurate in feed and grain for aflatoxin, DON and fumonisin. Mycotoxins are toxic when ingested by humans and animals and require fast, accurate tests...

A New Herbal Formula has Been Invented to Treat Ch...

State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) has recently published a patent of herbal formula for treating prostatitis. New herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill invented by Chinese herbalist Li Xiaoping proven to be extremely effective against chronic prostatitis. State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) has recently published a patent of herbal formula for treating prostatitis. New...

China diabetics raise stakes for healthcare reform

BEIJING – In 30 years, the Chinese people have gone from having barely enough to eat to worrying about spreading waistlines, leaving the healthcare system struggling to keep up with an exponential rise in “nobleman diseases” like diabetes. The soaring cost of chronic disease could tax China’s effort to offer basic healthcare to 1.4 billion people. Almost one out of every eight Chinese households was...

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may help w...

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may have a role to play in the treatment of health problems linked to chronic pelvic pain (CPP), say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in a new opinion paper published today. Professor George Lewith, from the Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, was the lead author of the paper entitled, Acupuncture and...
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