Navigation Links
ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

ternative studies

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH was established in 1998 for just this kind of study. One of the 27 Institutes making up NIH, the Center funds scientific research and technologies that examine herbal remedies, such as dandelion, green tea, valerian, and horse chestnut, and practices like acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Reiki that fall outside conventional medicines.

The ASU duo will examine the mechanisms that allow two clays mined in France to heal Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating bacterial disease found primarily in central and western Africa. Buruli ulcer has been declared to be "an emerging public health threat" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Related to leprosy and tuberculosis, the Mycobacterium ulcerans produces a toxin, lesions, and destroys the fatty tissues under the skin.

"The toxin is immunosuppressant; the patients feel no pain and the body mounts no response to infection. It leads to disfigurement, isolation, not unlike that seen in leprosy," Haydel explains. "Traditional antibiotics can only make a difference at the very earliest stages of the disease, so treatments have, in the past, been largely confined to amputations or surgical excision of the infected sites."

This means if the clays are antibacterial in nature and the locus for that activity can be isolated, they may represent a new form of treatment, one that goes beyond the capacity of existing antibiotics. "And they could be produced and distributed cheaply," Williams notes.

Humanitarians answer Internet challenge

So how did a clay mineralogist whose background is in low temperature geochemistry become involved with a health care project centered in the Ivory Coast? The scientific equivalent of an online dating or matchmaking service: "I answered a posting on the Clay Mineral Society's list serve placed by Thierry Brunet de Courssou. He was asking to have someone take high resoluti
'"/>

Source:Arizona State University


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. NYU researchers simulate molecular biological clock
2. Vital step in cellular migration described by UCSD medical researchers
3. ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrots vibrant red colors
4. UCSD researchers maintain stem cells without contaminated animal feeder layers
5. Why do insects stop breathing? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers
6. New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers
7. First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers
8. Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers
9. Self-assembled nano-sized probes allow Penn researchers to see tumors through flesh and skin
10. Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans
11. US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: ASU researchers test antibacterial effects healing clays

(Date:9/19/2014)... it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs a ... profile. The new dinosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus ... and Brigham Young University, lived in what is ... the Late Cretaceous period. , Rhinorex, which translates ... a close relative of other Cretaceous hadrosaurs like ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... A new resource unveiled today by researchers from ... College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers ... build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible ... printing, laser cutters, and other advances in manufacturing ... important field. Using principles drawn from conventional rigid ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... A University of Oklahoma biology professor will study the ... analysis that could eventually benefit people,s health. The ... manage the energy required to produce the signals used ... generate electric signals at a rate of 500-600 discharges ... required for the electric fish are extreme, but necessary ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New hadrosaur noses into spotlight 2Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs 2
... Researchers have discovered a potentially important new resistance factor ... team of researchers from Canadian Blood Services, The Hospital ... Sweden have discovered that certain blood types are more ... at fending it off. A carbohydrate-containing antigen, termed ...
... of painstakingly handwritten books produced in medieval Europe still ... about when and where the majority of these works ... is using modern advances in genetics to develop techniques ... important cultural artifacts. Many medieval manuscripts were written ...
... new technologies that make it easier to sequence the ... Cancer Center have identified a series of genes that ... other. These recurrent gene fusions are thought to be ... The gene fusions discovered could potentially serve as ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers identify potential new weapon in battle against HIV infection 2DNA testing may unlock secrets of medieval manuscripts 2U-M researchers discover new genes that fuse in cancer 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY ) today announced ... offerings of 10,000,000 shares of its Common Stock at ... for expected gross proceeds of $20 million and 10,000 ... a price to the public of $2,000.00 per share, ... of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock is non-voting and ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... OMICS Group International invites researchers, authors ... the ‘Open Access Week’ by actively contributing their ... Pharma Journals from 20-26th October, 2014. , ... Sciences, accelerating with a tremendous speed to provide ... The industry is gearing with innovation and technological ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at ... designs that will let scientists slash the cost of ... , Syringe pumps are used to dispatch precise amounts ... in a reaction. They can also cost hundreds or ... team of Michigan Tech students published the library of ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... touch in the course of a day - ... rely on the chemical industry to turn raw ... products into valuable chemicals that are the ingredients ... Sarina Sarina, who achieved outstanding progress in driving ... temperature using light instead of fossil fuels, has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Oncothyreon Prices $40 Million Concurrent Public Offerings of Common Stock and Preferred Stock 2Oncothyreon Prices $40 Million Concurrent Public Offerings of Common Stock and Preferred Stock 3Pharma and Omics Journals to Address Global Challenges during Open Access Week 2Pharma and Omics Journals to Address Global Challenges during Open Access Week 3Doing science just got cheaper -- and faster 2Using solar energy to turn raw materials into ingredients for every day life 2
... Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge -- NEW YORK, November 16, 2010 ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... = function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to ...
... London, involves a new class of materials called metamaterials, ... sound waves. With conventional materials, light typically travels along ... a wealth of additional flexibility to create undetectable blind ... an image can be altered or made to look ...
... 15, 2010, PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Tiens Biotech Group (USA), Inc. (the "Company" ... , today announced financial results for ... Revenue for the third quarter of 2010 was $10.4 million, ... for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $30.0 million, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 2Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 3Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 4Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 5Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 6Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 7Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 8Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 9Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 10Elsevier Sponsors 2010 Semantic Web Challenge 11'Space-time cloak' to conceal events revealed in new study 2'Space-time cloak' to conceal events revealed in new study 3Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 2Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 3Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 4Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 5Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 6Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 7Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 8Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Third Quarter and Nine-Month Results 9
"BioTracker 6X Bromophenol Blue Tracking Dye is composed of 60% St DI H2O, 30% Glycerol, 10% 10XTE, 0.25% BPB Dye and 0.85% SDS....
Request Info...
Request Info...
Request Info...
Biology Products: