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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

..., and food products. Overall, the agency regulates products that are worth nearly $1.5 trillion annually and t...00 manufacturer-identified nanotechnology consumer products being sold. These can be found in an online inventory maintained by the Wilson Center’s Project on E...

Threats to wild tigers growing

... trade in tiger parts encourages poaching, because products made from animals farmed at great expense cannot be distinguished from products made from wild tigers. Because tigers must be able to roam over large areas, long-term conservati...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...re consequences of red cell infection. Natural products such as quinine, extracted from the cinchona tree, and leaves from the artemisinin shrub were the only options available to treat the infection until World War II, when both Germany and the United States started massive drug discovery programs based ...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

...o detect biological activity in samples of natural products that could lead to new medicinal products. Previous work at SIDR found activities from plant extracts against diabetes, obesity and psoriasis. Professor Alan Harvey, Director of SIDR said: “We are delighted to be working with CABI and to have a...

Plastic that grows on trees

... a chemical that can be broken into components for products now made from petroleum. It has been an elusive g...itous in nature to an alternative source for those products that make oil so valuable, with very little of the residual impurities that have made the quest so d...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...niques. It opens the door to a wide variety of new products for the ornamental and nursery industries, experts... be concerns whether the market for specialty tree products such as this would be strong enough to make it worth the large investments of time, money and testin...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

... to whole milk products. The big thing about dairy products is taste, so this would be a way of giving the ben... Zealand dairy firm Fonterra has already made milk products from Marge’s milk and they maintain the positive taste....

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

...d irritation. "All of these studies use natural products to understand pain mechanisms in the periphery of the body, where they are first sensed," says Julius. Ultimately, pain signals are transmitted from the peripheral nervous system into the body's central nervous system – moving through nerves in th...

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...portant because promising industrial and medicinal products have been isolated from known species. New species may provide cures for diseases that are currently untreatable. Working from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Research Vessel, the Urraca, in Panama’s Gulf of Chiriqui and from the M/V...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...od tested multiple times to look for the breakdown products of cherries. ...

New bacteria test could improve quality of fruit and vegetable juice

...ient technique to ensure fruit and vegetable juice products adhere to federal and international quality standa...ly until test results are confirmed or after juice products have been opened and tasted by consumers. In addition to agitating taste buds, the latter can affect...

DNA-damage test could aid drug development

...a points out. "A ban on animal testing of cosmetic products goes into effect in 2009." Next steps in the research, which may be carried out by industry partners, will be to test the assay in rats and other organisms, and with a wide variety of other toxic chemicals. "This research is the first stage in ...

DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...compare to the decay of radio-isotopes. Fewer meat products from an individual whale remain on the market with...ion of illegal, unregulated and unreported seafood products is not restricted to minke whales, or even whales in general, nor is it a new dilemma. Scientists es...

Uniform language for describing genes of pathogenic and beneficial microbes

...leased more than 450 new terms for describing gene products involved in microbial-host interactions. ...

Genome sequencing reveals key to viable ethanol production

...l from materials like grass and cornstalks. Waste products such as grass clippings and wood chips—once thought too difficult to turn into ethanol—may soon be fodder for hungry, gene-tweaked bacteria. The findings in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may empower scientists to engineer et...

Biodiesel study targets cleaner air, cleaner engines

... engines, cleaner air and more uses for local farm products were the focus of a just-completed study of biodiesel as an alternative fuel source on selected Ontario farms. This province-wide initiative is the only one of its kind in Canada. It involved six farms to evaluate the effectiveness of using biodiese...

Beyond the DNA: Chemical signatures reveal genetic switches in the genome

...mental questions of 'how,' 'when' and 'where' gene products are expressed. However, the LICR team and collaborators have developed a novel method to identify and predict the 'promoter' and 'enhancer' regions that switch on transcription, the first step in gene expression. This study is an important step towar...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...d total salmon supply, changed the kinds of salmon products that are available, altered the timing of production and raised market quality standards. These changes have raised economic, environmental and trade questions. For example, how does wild salmon, which no longer provides the bulk of North America's ...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

...vitamin encompasses hundreds, if not thousands, of products with varied content and dose of vitamins and miner...n and mineral supplements and the effects of these products on nutrient adequacy as well as in chronic degenerative disease prevention. In this quest, the devel...

Soft-cell approach cuts animal tests

...work that has reduced the use of animals or animal products in laboratory-based research, education and testin...ational and environmental contaminants, combustion products and respiratory therapeutics and lead to a better understanding of the interactions between chemical...

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