Natural Medicine
A review of the lesser known sides of the plant genus Erythroxylum  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Since the Western world came across the South American plant genus Erythroxylum, the use of this multifaceted genus has been associated with the production... more
Structures of a dimodular nonribosomal peptide synthetase reveal conformational flexibility  Science Magazine · 1 week
Nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) are biosynthetic enzymes that synthesize natural product therapeutics using a modular synthetic logic, whereby each module adds one aminoacyl substrate to the nascent peptide.... more
Pharmacy in the jungle study reveals indigenous people's choice of medicinal plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In one of the most diverse studies of the non-random medicinal plants selection by gender, age and exposure to outside influences from working with... more
MD Anderson and Takeda announce agreement to develop off-the-shelf CAR NK-cell therapy platform  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced an exclusive license agreement and research agreement... more
Synthetic phages with programmable specificity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers are using synthetic biology to reprogram bacterial viruses -- commonly known as bacteriophages -- to expand their natural host range. This technology paves the way for the therapeutic use of standardized, synthetic bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections. more
Synthetic phages with programmable specificity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ETH researchers are using synthetic biology to reprogram bacterial viruses—commonly known as bacteriophages—to expand their natural host range. This technology paves the way for the therapeutic use of standardized, synthetic bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections. more
Proton radiation therapy can help treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Two new studies support and inform the use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common but often fatal type of liver cancer... more
New strategies against the antibiotics crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of the most serious threats to public health worldwide is posed by antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of the imminent beginning of a post-antibiotic era in which harmless infections can no longer... more
Medical News Today: Menopause: Could Chinese herbal remedies reduce hot flashes?  MNT · 3 weeks
A recent paper asks whether Chinese herbal medicine might reduce hot flashes relating to menopause. Although there is hope, we need much more data. more
Novel antibiotic-free approach to tackle superbugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
A new approach to tackle superbugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain's response to natural, healthy rewards while also... more
A nanocapsule approach for tackling superbugs  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
A new approach to tackle superbugs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. more
Human medicines affect fish behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Human medicines that act on important signal systems in the brain make fish bolder, shows a new study on three-spined sticklebacks by researchers at Linköping University. The results reinforce that the signal substances serotonin and dopamine play important... more
Mindfulness could boost opioid use disorder treatment  MNT · 1 month
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings. more
Medical News Today: Mindfulness could boost opioid use disorder treatment  MNT · 1 month
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings. more
Bolivian forager-farmers with amazing heart health are split over what makes a good life  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about... more
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