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Plant Compounds Inhibit Blood Clotting

After screening hundreds of phytochemicals found in a variety of plants, an ARS scientist has identified, characterized, and synthesized two potentially heart-healthy natural compounds. These compounds, either in foods or as dietary supplements, may be important for alleviating the symptoms of heart disease related to blood clots. Rigorous testing and regulatory approval is prerequisite. The research was conducted by ARS...

Gossypol. What is it?

What is it? Gossypol is an herbal medicine used to treat cancer and a female problem called endometriosis. It may also be used by women and men to prevent pregnancy. Other names for Gossypol include: Gossypium hirsutum and Cottonseed oil. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you. Before Using: Tell your doctor if you. * are...

New Attractiveness of Plant-Derived Natural Produc...

BioPlanta GmbH and AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH announce their cooperation in the plant-based search for active ingredients. Leipzig, 09/06/2005 – The aim of the cooperation between BioPlanta and AnalytiCon is to find and to develop new plant-derived active ingredients for use in medicinal therapy. The potential for continuous production of these plant-derived pure compounds – independent of seasonal variation...

In Search Of Bioactive Shapes

Metal complexes that mimic the shapes of natural products show unique properties Natural products are classic inspirations for, and indeed sources of, therapeutic agents, but they are scarce and often painstaking to make by synthetic means. At the American Chemical Society national meeting this week in Washington, D.C., Eric Meggers of the University of Pennsylvania demonstrated that simple metal complexes could replicate the...

SA, India, Brazil in resource deal

Cape Biotech is investigating a possible bio-prospecting partnership which would enable South Africa, Brazil and India to share each other’s resources in order to capitalize on their rich biodiversity. Bio-prospecting is the search for valuable compounds in nature – plants, animals or micro-organisms – that can assist in the development of new drugs or industrial products. Dr Mark Fyvie, Managing Director of...

AnalytiCon Discovery To Identify New Natural Compo...

AnalytiCon to provide a highly purified, fully elucidated natural product compound library Potsdam, Germany (July 12, 2005) – AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH (AnalytiCon), a specialist in all aspects of natural product drug discovery, announced it has signed an agreement that will provide Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (J&JPRD), with full access...
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