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2012-04-25 12:13:52

Research on the fungus that ranks as one cause of dandruff – the embarrassing nuisance that, by some accounts, afflicts half of humanity – is pointing scientists toward a much-needed new treatment for the condition's flaking and itching. The advance is the topic of a report in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Claudiu T. Supuran and colleagues explain that dandruff involves an excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. In people without dandruff, it takes about 30...

2012-01-16 21:13:31

With one simple experiment, University of Illinois chemists have debunked a widely held misconception about an often-prescribed drug. Led by chemistry professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientist Martin Burke, the researchers demonstrated that the top drug for treating systemic fungal infections works by simply binding to a lipid molecule essential to yeast's physiology, a finding that could change the direction of drug development endeavors and could lead to better...

2011-11-19 08:00:00

Jordan L. Chaikin, Esq., Partner in the National Law Firm of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, Appointed to Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Dial Complete Marketing and Sales Litigation, MDL No. 11-md-2263-SM, Currently Underway in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire New York, New York (PRWEB) November 19, 2011 Jordan L. Chaikin, Esq., a partner in the national law firm of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Dial...

2011-09-07 12:40:35

Fungi that cause severe infections in those with compromised immune systems are resisting the action of the latest group of antifungal drugs. Uncovering their strategies for doing this will lead to more effective treatments, says a scientist speaking at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of York. Candida albicans is the most common hospital-acquired fungal infection and can cause illness by sticking to and colonizing plastic surfaces implanted in the...

2011-05-27 00:00:29

SACHEM applies its high purity technology to help customers in the personal care market achieve complex quality and safety standards Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 SACHEM introduces Saskineâ“ž¢ 50, a multifunctional skin care additive. Saskineâ“ž¢ 50 can be used in a broad range of cosmetic applications. The product is an excellent deodorant additive due to its inhibiting effect on the growth of odor-causing bacteria while...

2011-04-08 08:59:00

Over 4000 Americans Sign Petition Telling Agency Not To Ban Antibacterial Hand Soaps WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Smart Girl Politics delivered a petition -- with 4,265 signatures -- to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oppose any plans it might have to ban certain types of germ killing hand soaps. Smart Girl Politics organized the petition in response to a proposed ban on a chemical called Triclosan, a key ingredient in anti-bacterial soaps and...

2011-02-07 07:00:00

LONDON, NEW YORK and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtic Pharmaceutical Holdings L.P. ("Celtic Pharma"), the global private equity firm focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, announced today the presentation of key in-vitro data at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 69th annual meeting in New Orleans (4-8 February, 2011) for TDT 067, terbinafine in Transfersomes®, for the topical treatment of onychomycosis (also known as a...

2010-12-09 10:35:00

Public Comments Must Be Received by February 7, 2011 WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a 60-day public comment period, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday published in the Federal Register a petition filed by 82 public health and environmental groups, led by Beyond Pesticides and Food and Water Watch, to ban the controversial antimicrobial/antibacterial pesticide triclosan, found in products from clothing to soaps, for non-medical use. The...

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2010-11-29 06:40:08

Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests. Triclosan is a chemical compound widely used in products such as antibacterial soaps, toothpaste, pens, diaper bags and medical devices. Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in many plastics and, for example, as a protective lining...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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