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2011-08-25 12:24:24

Scientists are developing a program for testing plant extracts for the ability to stop cells from ovarian tumors growing Tropical plants may contain the basis of new and effective treatments for ovarian cancer, according to researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Portsmouth. The scientists are developing a program for testing plant extracts for the ability to stop cells from ovarian tumors growing. In initial tests, several plant extracts killed the tumor samples, taken from...

2011-04-08 13:52:04

An EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Centre for revolutionizing the way pharmaceuticals and other chemicals are made is being officially launched today (Friday, 8 April). The collaborative initiative involving leading academics and industrialists, led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, is seeking quicker, more effective and more sustainable methods of manufacturing products such as medicines, foodstuffs, dyes, pigments and nanomaterials. The research team...

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2010-06-28 09:44:54

Bees could have a key role to play in urgently-needed new treatments to fight the virulent MRSA bug, according to research led at the University of Strathclyde. The scientists found that a substance known as beeglue or propolis, originating from beehives in the Pacific region, was active against MRSA, which causes potentially fatal infections, particularly in hospital patients. The bug was either the underlying cause or a contributory factor in more than 1,900 deaths between 1996 and 2008....


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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