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2012-07-26 01:15:05

New research conducted by biologists at Texas A&M University suggests that ZOLOFT®, one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the world, also packs a potential preventative bonus – potent mechanisms capable of inhibiting deadly fungal infections. The findings are the result of a two-year investigation by Xiaorong Lin, assistant professor of biology, and Matthew S. Sachs, professor of biology, involving sertraline hydrocholoride (ZOLOFT) and its effects on...

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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