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Feb 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new study published in the journal Science, tetrandrine – an alkaloid found in Stephania tetrandra (commonly known as stephania root or ‘han fang ji’) and other Japanese and Chinese herbs – inhibited infection of human white blood cells in petri dish experiments and also showed therapeutic efficacy in lab mice. Colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically infected...

Jan 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Prof Kim Lewis of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, has discovered a new antibiotic that eliminates Methicillin-resistant...

Oct 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists headed by Dr Scott Small of Columbia University, flavanols – naturally occurring bioactives found in the cacao...

Oct 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Corneal limbus – a region on the front surface of the eye – harbors special stem cells that could treat a range of conditions including...

Aug 20, 2014 by Bhuminder Singh

Dr Juliana Small of the University of Pennsylvania, Drs Raj Kurupati, Xianqyang Zhou and their colleagues from the Wistar Institute have developed a novel...

May 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to scientists led by Dr Richard Kramer from the University of California, a chemical ‘photoswitch’ named DENAQ may be a potential drug for...

May 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Deficiencies in hyaluronan, a substance that occurs naturally inside the body and attracts water molecules, can lead to spontaneous epileptic seizures,...

Feb 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using an innovative screening method, a team of scientists from Australia and the United States has discovered a peptide in the venom of the Peruvian green...