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Chemistry of Chocolate and Roses

February 11, 2010 10:55 by GregRublev

This is the most popular newsletter in our history.  I suppose it makes sense: who doesn't like chocolate or roses?  Hope valentine's day goes off without a hitch for everyone!

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February 2010 Newsletter 

Greetings!

February is here and with it Valentine's Day.  Bad food, long waits and poor service.  But if you get past all of the force feed love there is a lot of chemistry.  The video touches on some interesting chemistry with chocolate and roses. Enjoy.

Chocloate and Roses
CHICAGO --- A researcher from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has invented a novel way to halt and even reverse rheumatoid arthritis. He developed an imitation of a suicide molecule that floats undetected into overactive immune cells responsible for the disease.

Whimsically referred to as Casper the Ghost, the stealthy molecule causes the immune cells to self-destruct. Read More 

A new therapeutic made from tobacco plants has been shown to arrest West Nile virus infection, according to a new study by Arizona State University scientist Qiang Chen and his colleagues.

Chen, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and professor in the College of Technology and Innovation, on the Polytechnic campus, is the first to demonstrate a plant-derived treatment to successfully combat West Nile virus after exposure and infection. The research appears in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (advanced online edition). Read More 

 

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Sincerely, 
Bryan Roland, Director - Project Management 
Bryan.Roland@asischem.com

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Nano-Scale Drug Delivery For Chemotherapy

November 6, 2009 06:50 by asischemadmin

November 2009 Newsletter  

Greetings!

We have very exciting news this month. AsisChem now has a blog! This newsletter is now posted for access at anytime (and you can look back at old issues with fond memories). Also, we will have articles, commentary and other extremely important and interesting information. So enjoy this newsletter and sign-up to receive notifications of blog updates.
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This Is Your Brain On Fatty AcidsSaturated fats have a deservedly bad reputation, but Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a sticky lipid occurring naturally at high levels in the brain may help us memorize grandma's recipe for cinnamon buns, as well as recall how, decades ago, she served them up steaming from the oven. Read More

Slimming Gene Regulates Body Fat Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a previously unknown fruit fly gene that controls the metabolism of fat. Larvae in which this gene is defective lose their entire fat reserves. Therefore the researchers called the gene 'schlank' (German for 'slim'). Mammals carry a group of genes that are structurally very similar to 'schlank'. They possibly take on a similar function in the energy metabolism. The scientists therefore have hopes in new medicines with which obesity could be fought. Read More

Nano-Scale Drug Delivery For ChemotherapyGoing smaller could bring better results, especially when it comes to cancer-fighting drugs. Duke University bioengineers have developed a simple and inexpensive method for loading cancer drug payloads into nano-scale delivery vehicles and demonstrated in animal models that this new nanoformulation can eliminate tumors after a single treatment. After delivering the drug to the tumor, the delivery vehicle breaks down into harmless byproducts, markedly decreasing the toxicity for the recipient. Read More


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I know there are projects that need custom synthesis, medicinal chemistry or chemical consulting. Why wait any longer submit an inquiry!

Sincerely,

Bryan Roland,

Director - Project Management

Bryan.Roland@asischem.com


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