A Food and Drug Administration panel recommended approval of a drug made of cannabidiol on April 19 to treat two types of epilepsy.
In a new research report published online in The FASEB Journal , scientists used mice to show that chicoric acid, a component of chicory, may help reduce memory impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease, and possibly other neurodegenerative diseases. "Chicoric acid, a nutraceutical component of chicory, also exists extensively in Echinacea purpurea, lettuce, dandelion, and other edible plants and vegetables," said Xuebo Liu, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work at the College of Food Science and Engineering, Northwest A&F University, in Yangling, China. "Chicoric acid mitigated...
Aptamers continue to generate a lot of research interest for use in biosensors and novel methods of drug delivery. How do they work and how can any polymer do what aptamers can.
The risk of dying from a range of cancers in many African countries (including South Africa) is greater than that in the USA or UK.