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Marine-Derived Fungus Strain

New Diketopiperazines From A Marine-Derived Fungus Strain

Marine-derived fungi are to excellent resources for novel secondary metabolites and many lead compounds have for drug development. Aspergillus versicolor, a slow-growing filamentous fungus, normally are found in air, soil, marine sediment, corrupted plants, and agricultural products. Previous chemical investigations on the fungus Aspergillus versicolor from different environments have resulted in the identification of new secondary…

Prescription Drug Misuse

PREMIER Center Aims To Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse

For the first time in American history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a car accident. That’s the alarming conclusion of a National Safety Council report earlier this year; which places the rising odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose at one in 96; eclipsing the…

E. coli outbreak

E. coli Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef Climbs to 177 Cases

U.S. health officials report that 177 cases of E. coli illness; linked with tainted ground beef; have now been reported across 10 states. That’s up from the 156 cases reported; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; said in a statement. As the cases of illness rise; two meat packers have issued recalls in…

Long Coma

Awakening From Decades Long Coma Very Rare Experts

The case of a woman from the United Arab Emirates who regained consciousness after a 27-year coma-like state provoked by a brain injury has startled the world. But it’s not quite right to say that they simply “woke up”, experts told AFP. Munira Omar was 32 when, in 1991, they was injure in a traffic…

Syndrome DNA

Sensitive Sensor Detects Down Syndrome DNA With Blood Test

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the mother and fetus. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to…

obesity-related health issues

Fat Cell Discovery Could Help Combat Obesity-related Health Issues

Researchers have discovered differences in fat cells that could potentially identify people predisposed to metabolic diseases such as diabetes and fatty liver disease. The world-first discovery also identified ‘fast burning’ fat cells that if unlocked might help people lose weight. About 70% of Australians are overweight or obese, which has been linked to metabolic disease…

Family medicine

Single Payer Health Care Holds More Questions Than Answers

Progressive Democrats have rallied around “Medicare-for-all;” a single-payer health plan popularized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now; some of Washington’s official bean counters are trying to add a new framework around what it might look like. The picture they offer highlights just how complicated that shift might be. Veritable laundry list A report released Wednesday…

General medicine

Pharmacy PREMIER Center Aims to Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse

For the first time in American history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a car accident. That’s the alarming conclusion of a National Safety Council report earlier this year, which places the rising odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose at one in 96, eclipsing the…