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Key to burning fat faster discovered

Key to burning fat faster discovered

ScienceDaily (Aug. 22, 2012) — Enzymes involved in breaking down fat can now be manipulated to work three times harder by turning on a molecular switch recently observed by chemists at the University of Copenhagen. Being able to control this chemical on/off button could have massive implications for curing diseases related to obesity including diabetes, cardio vascular disease, stroke and even skin problems like acne Continue reading

Cannabis ‘pharma factory’ discovered

Cannabis ‘pharma factory’ discovered

ScienceDaily (July 16, 2012) — U of S researchers have discovered the chemical pathway that Cannabis sativa uses to create bioactive compounds called cannabinoids, paving the way for the development of marijuana varieties to produce pharmaceuticals or cannabinoid-free industrial hemp. Continue reading

Cannabis ‘pharma factory’ discovered

Cannabis ‘pharma factory’ discovered

ScienceDaily (July 16, 2012) — U of S researchers have discovered the chemical pathway that Cannabis sativa uses to create bioactive compounds called cannabinoids, paving the way for the development of marijuana varieties to produce pharmaceuticals or cannabinoid-free industrial hemp. The research appears online in the July 16 early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Continue reading

Breast cancer risk can be lowered by avoiding unnecessary medical imaging

Breast cancer risk can be lowered by avoiding unnecessary medical imaging

ScienceDaily (June 11, 2012) — A report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) last December reviewed all the available scientific data compiled to date about potential environmental risks of breast cancer — factors such as pesticides, beauty products, household chemicals, and the plastics used to make water bottles. Commissioned by the breast cancer foundation Susan G Continue reading

New type of male contraceptive? Key gene essential for sperm development discovered

New type of male contraceptive? Key gene essential for sperm development discovered

ScienceDaily (May 24, 2012) — A new type of male contraceptive could be created thanks to the discovery of a key gene essential for sperm development. The finding could lead to alternatives to the conventional male contraceptives that rely on disrupting the production of hormones, such as testosterone Continue reading

Device may inject a variety of drugs without using needles

Device may inject a variety of drugs without using needles

ScienceDaily (May 24, 2012) — MIT researchers have engineered a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of a hypodermic needle. The device can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to various depths — an improvement over similar jet-injection systems that are now commercially available. Continue reading

Device may inject a variety of drugs without using needles

Device may inject a variety of drugs without using needles

ScienceDaily (May 24, 2012) — MIT researchers have engineered a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of a hypodermic needle. The device can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to various depths — an improvement over similar jet-injection systems that are now commercially available. Continue reading

Nano rescues skin: Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream

Nano rescues skin: Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream

ScienceDaily (Mar. 16, 2012) — Nanoparticles containing chitosan have been shown to have effective antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Escherichia coli . Continue reading