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Ancient Chinese cures translate into modern Wester...

The Chem-TCM is the most comprehensive database of its kind and translates more than 12,000 chemicals from more than 300 Chinese herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) into Western terminology. “Future researchers will now be able to better understand the chemical basis of remedies that have been in use for thousands of years,” says David Barlow of King’s College London (KCL), who has helped to...

BioFocus to Offer IMD’s Natural Product Libraries ...

BioFocus and InterMed Discovery (IMD) inked a marketing collaboration that will allow BioFocus to offer IMD’s natural product screening libraries through its drug discovery services. IMD will in addition provide follow-on services to BioFocus. “We have been impressed with the scale of IMD’s natural product discovery capabilities, and we believe that when InterMed’s natural product libraries and services are...

Iona Chemistry Professor Researches Cure For ALZ

New Rochelle, NY – Do curry spice, wine and apple skins hold the answer for finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders? The results of a laboratory research project, recently published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, show that a chemical compound derived from these natural products may be used in neutralizing the toxic effects of chemicals associated with some...

Pomegranate ‘can combat MRSA and other super...

Scientists have discovered the power of fruit as a potential new weapon in the fight against MRSA and other hospital superbugs. A team from the University of Kingston, in Surrey, have shown that pomegranate can be used to create an ointment with the power to tackle the drug-resistant infections. In a series of tests conducted over three years, academics found that mixing the fruit’s rind with two other natural...

Astellas and REGiMMUNE to Collaborate on New Vacci...

TOKYO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – July 22, 2009) – REGiMMUNE Corporation today announced that Astellas Pharma Inc. and REGiMMUNE have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly research and develop a novel vaccine-platform technology. The partnership will combine Astellas’ broad range of capabilities in screening and developing natural source-derived compounds with REGiMMUNE’s...

Drug Discovery Latin America, February 26-27, 2009...

The inaugural Drug Discovery Latin America conference and exhibition will be held in the colourful city of Rio de Janeiro in the days immediately following the world famous carnival. The purpose of this meeting is to review the status of drug discovery activities in Latin America and to assist its future development. Business and research leaders from both developed markets and BRIC countries will bring their knowledge and...
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