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2008-12-22 11:17:39

Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting new evidence that humans can make their own salicylic acid (SA) "” the material formed when aspirin breaks down in the body. SA, which is responsible for aspirin's renowned effects in relieving pain and inflammation, may be the first in a new class of bioregulators, according to a study scheduled for the Dec. 24 issue of ACS' biweekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In the report, Gwendoline Baxter, Ph.D. and colleagues discuss...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

Cosmederm Technologies, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology and aesthetic medicine, has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Dr Reddy's Laboratories. The agreement grants Dr Reddy's exclusive rights to distribute Cosmederm Technologies's unique skin care products throughout India. Cosmederm's proprietary technology allows for the formulation of highly potent, non-irritating skin care products in the areas of anti-aging, acne, pruritus, rosacea and...

2008-08-08 21:00:22

Britain plans to outlaw two freely available chemicals that double as date-rape drugs, the country's domestic security and order office said. Glue remover gamma-butyrolactone, known as GBL, and industrial solvent 1,4 butanediol, also known as "One Comma Four" or "One Four Bee," will be classified as Class C controlled substances that are illegal to sell or supply, the Home Office said. Britain first plans to ask the chemical industry for its views on controlling the chemicals -- which...

2007-09-19 09:01:49

By Adebayo, Muritala A Karioti, Anastasia; Skaltsa, Helen; Ogunwande, Isiaka A Key Word Index Securidaca longepedunculata, Polygalaceae, essential oil composition, methyl salicylate. Introduction Nigeria is blessed with a diversity of flora, most of which has remained unexploited for their chemical constituents and biological potentials. Securidaca longepedunculata Fers. (Polygalaceae) is commonly used as a medicine in many parts of Africa. In Nigeria, the plant is commonly employed for...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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