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Carrot Compound Could Help Protect Against Flu And Other Diseases
2013-10-05 05:16:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New technology developed by experts at the FEMSA Center of Biotechnology at Technologic of Monterrey (ITESM) can purportedly use grated carrots to obtain natural compounds with the potential to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative conditions. Furthermore, the process, which enables scientists to genetically engineer for increased amounts of bioactive compounds in vegetables, also allowed the researchers to...

2010-03-31 13:05:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University scientists have defined a hidden second option plants have for making an essential amino acid that could be the first step in boosting plants' nutritional value and improving biofuel production potential. The amino acid phenylalanine is required to build proteins and is a precursor for more than 8,000 other compounds essential to plants, including lignin, which allows plants to stand upright but acts as a barrier in the production of cellulosic...

2010-01-14 11:43:26

Scientists have developed an alternative method for producing the active ingredient in Tamiflu®, the mainstay for fighting H1N1 and other forms of influenza. The new process could expand availability of the drug by reducing its cost, which now retails for as about $8 per dose. Their study is in ACS' Organic Letters, a bi-weekly journal. Anqi Chen, Christina Chai and colleagues note that the global pandemic of H1N1 has resulted in millions of infected cases worldwide and...

2006-03-17 09:36:02

In ZURICH item of March 16 headlined "Roche aims for 400 mln Tamiflu doses by end 2006" please read in paragraph 13 ... another Chinese company, HEC Group ... instead of ... another Chinese company, Hangzhou Electrochemical Group Ltd. ... A corrected version follows. By Tom Armitage ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drug maker Roche is boosting output of its flu drug, Tamiflu, by a third to meet increased demand from governments building stockpiles for a potential pandemic triggered by...

2006-03-02 02:15:00

TOKYO -- A team of Japanese researchers has developed a new way of producing the anti-flu drug Tamiflu that does not rely on natural ingredients and may help ensure more stable supplies, the head of the team said. Tamiflu, produced by Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG, is considered one of the best defenses against bird flu in humans, and there are fears of a possible shortage in the event of a global flu pandemic. In a finding that may eventually lessen risks of a shortage,...

2005-11-24 20:07:38

By John Ruwitch GULONG, China (Reuters) - In a large concrete yard covered with two-foot-high rows of star anise seeds, farmers shovel the pungent spice into boxes for export. The coin-sized buds' telltale liquorice scent fills the air and in it Chen Xiao smells opportunity. The dry, brownish star-shaped spice has flavored soups and stews for centuries, and seasons cola, toothpaste and perfume. But now, it is becoming famous -- and being hoarded -- for another reason: it is the...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).