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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: July 2014

At last, good press for bone marrow fat

Posted by: David WalshFri, 25 Jul 2014

Recent research at the University of Michigan has suggested that adipose tissue contained within bone marrow provides a previously unknown source of a hormone linked with reduced levels of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity-related cancers

The medicinal benefits of selfheal

Posted by: David WalshFri, 25 Jul 2014

Selfheal has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries, often as an astringent, and was identified as the herb used by Dioscorides, the ancient Greek physician, to cure inflammation of the throat and tonsils

The giant carnivorous amoeboid

Posted by: Steven BremerFri, 18 Jul 2014

A giant among unicellular organisms that builds its own shell and resembles a carnivorous sponge has been listed in the Top 10 Species for 2014

A top woman in chemistry

Posted by: Steven BremerFri, 18 Jul 2014

Dorothy Hodgkin became the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964

Is fast food compromising our immunity?

Posted by: Pamela MasonWed, 2 Jul 2014

The Western diet, which tends to be high in sugar, salt and saturated fat and low in some unstaurates, is associated with a variety of health issues from obesity and diabetes to cardiovascular disease and cancer but US researchers say that it is also a potential contributor to immune dysfunction

Why do cattle have only two toes?

Posted by: Pamela MasonTue, 1 Jul 2014

During evolutionary diversification of vertebrate limbs, the number of toes in even-toed hoofed animals such as cattle and pigs was reduced and transformed into paired hooves. Scientists at the University of Basel have identified a gene regulatory switch that was key to evolutionary adaption of limbs in these animals.

Nutritional risks of climate change

Posted by: Pamela MasonTue, 1 Jul 2014

Climate, of course has long impacted on agriculture but unless we are able to limit the expected global temperature rise by the end of this century, the quantity and quality of food produced globally will be compromised

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