Posts Tagged ‘ Compounds ’

Nitrogen key in feeding world but pollution costly: study 

April 12, 2011

  Nitrogen compounds play a vital role in feeding a rising world population but they also pollute air, soil and water, costing each person in Europe up to 740 euros ($1,066) a year, according to a study published on Monday. The study, carried out by 200 experts from 21 countries and 89 organizations, estimated the [...]

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Seaweed defense offers clues against malaria 

February 25, 2011
Seaweed defense offers clues against malaria 

One type of seaweed, the red alga Callophycus serratus. Seaweed emits a natural chemical response to ward off fungi that would otherwise colonize an injured plant, a process that could help the search for antimalarial drugs, a US scientist has said. Up to a million people per year die from malaria, which can be caused [...]

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Vegetable-based drug could inhibit melanoma: U.S. researchers

March 2, 2009
Vegetable-based drug could inhibit melanoma: U.S. researchers

Compounds extracted from green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage could be a potent drug against melanoma, according to cancer researchers. “There are currently no drugs to target the proteins that trigger melanoma,” said Gavin Robertson, associate professor of pharmacology, pathology and dermatology, Penn State College of Medicine. “We have developed drugs from naturally occurring [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...