1. WARNING! Herbal Medicine is not Always Safe

    Aristolochiaceae are a flowering plants family, with about 500 species. Other common names are birthworts, pipevines or dutchman's pipes. hese medicines are use as anti-inflammatory and slimming agents, diuretics and in the treatment of oedema, coughs, phlegm, wheezing, hypertension, dizziness, bleeding hemorrhoids, etc .
  2. Cycloheximide (Actidione)'s Resistance to Yeast

    Cycloheximide (Actidione) is an antibiotic which inhibits eukaryotic protein synthesis. Although many yeasts including Saccharomyces cerevisiae are sensitive to cycloheximide, some yeast strains are resistant to this drug.
  3. Nafamostat mesylate, Futhan, inhibits coagulation and fibrinolysis

    Nafamostat mesylate inhibits coagulation and fibrinolysis. Nafamostat is caused by inactivating action on thrombin, plasmin, trypsin, kallikrein, coagulation factors XIIa and Xa, complements C1r and C1s1,2.
  4. Tweaking The Immune System Can Help Fight Cancer & Block Angiogenesis

    Cancers that become resistant to an important class of drugs might be made vulnerable by tweaking the immune system, a team led by UCSD researcher Napolene Ferrara has found.
  5. Nature's Medicine Cabinet Pt. 2: Dangerous Animals Save Lives

    From cancer treatment to painkillers, here are the agents that may be hazardous materials today but could evolve into powerful medications tomorrow.
  6. Nature's Medicine Cabinet Pt. 1: Dangerous Animals Save Lives

    Nature, it turns out, is one big medicine cabinet. We can thank the willow plant for the salicin that turned into aspirin, and the poppy for the pain-killing powers of morphine. Even poison can become potions a viper's venom, for instance, is part of a powerful anti-clotting drug that can keep blood flowing instead of clumping up. Increasingly, such toxins...

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