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2008-11-07 15:02:17

Representatives from more than 70 countries met in China on Friday for a two-day World Health Organization (WHO) event to exchange ideas on increasing the availability of traditional medicine.

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2008-10-15 10:20:00

Researchers at the University of Washington have updated a traditional Chinese medicine to create a compound that is more than 1,200 times more specific in killing certain kinds of cancer cells than currently available drugs, heralding the possibility of a more effective chemotherapy drug with minimal side effects.

2008-10-13 12:00:36

Amyris-Crystalsev Biocombustiveis (Amyris-Crystalsev Biofuels) announced today that former Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Roberto Rodrigues, has become the founding member of its strategic advisory board.

2008-09-19 15:00:08

Text of report by Nairobi-based online news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 19 September Kampala, 19 September 2008: The Ugandan government is to subsidize the most effective form of malaria treatment sold in the private sector.

2008-08-25 09:01:58

Genzyme Corp. (Nasdaq: GENZ), a global leader in biotechnology, and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), a not-for-profit virtual research and development (R&D) organization dedicated to reducing the burden of malaria, announced today a new collaboration with India's Advinus Therapeutics Ltd.

2008-07-18 18:00:11

WASHINGTON - Plans for a large-scale trial of a potential AIDS vaccine are being dropped in favor of a smaller, more focused study, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

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2008-02-12 15:55:00

A one of its kind collaborative study between scientists, health workers and police has led to the arrest of alleged traders of fake anti-malarial drugs in China. The investigation highlights the growing threat posed by fake pharmaceuticals and the difficulties of tracking down those responsible for their manufacture.

2006-07-02 13:21:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An allergy drug pulled off the market in 1999 could work to treat malaria, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.

2006-07-02 12:00:00

An allergy drug pulled off the market in 1999 could work to treat malaria, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.

2006-05-23 08:05:00

Drugmaker Novartis aims to create a one-dose cure for the most dangerous form of malaria in a public partnership to address one of the world's top killer diseases, the Swiss company said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.