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Preliminary antimycobacterial study on selected Turkish plants (Lamiaceae) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and search for some phenolic constituents

Posted December 23, 2013

The global resurgence of tuberculosis is a significant threat. Lamiaceae members have been used in folk remedies for centuries. This study was designed to assess the in-vitro antimycobacterial activity of eighteen crude extracts from six plants (Lamiaceae) and to characterize their phenolic and flavonoid compounds.

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Vitamin B12 breakthrough offers bacterial production promise

Posted August 13, 2013

A breakthrough in the understanding of the molecular pathways involved in the production of vitamin B12 may offer promise for better production efficiency, say researchers.

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Bakers Yeast Product Shown to Aid Healing

Posted April 30, 2012

Can wounds be helped to heal faster? Yes, says a Norwegian company whose products active ingredient, beta-glucans, comes from common bakers yeast. Beta-glucans have been called natures super-medicine. Norwegian researchers have been pioneers in producing these substances from the cell walls of everyday bakers yeast. Beta-glucans are now widely used in the aquaculture industry and veterinary medicine, as well as in dietary supplements and cosmetics.

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