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Sea sponges offer hope for new medicines

(Phys.org)—Flinders University researcher Dr Jan Bekker is on a mission to chemically fingerprint South Australia's marine sponges, with the wider aim of identifying new compounds that could ultimately ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Drug tracked in tissue

When a new drug is developed, the manufacturer must be able to show that it reaches its intended goal in the body's tissue, and only that goal. Such studies could be made easier with a new method now established ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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New route to map brain fat

Mapping the fat distribution of the healthy human brain is a key step in understanding neurological diseases, in general, and the neurodegeneration that accompanies Alzheimer's disease in particular. Antonio Veloso and colleagues, ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Lithium in drinking water in Andean villages

That the thyroid can be affected and that the kidneys in rare cases can be damaged are known side-effects of medication with lithium. Female patients who become pregnant are also advised against taking medicine containing ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Environment
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