Medical research

Unveiling uremic toxins linked to itching in hemodialysis patients

Hemodialysis patients commonly experience itching on a daily basis, which is distributed throughout their bodies. A research team led by Dr. Yamamoto has found several uremic toxins that cause itching in hemodialysis patients. ...

Medical research

Historical medicine suggests a new way to use modern treatments

The mixture of honey and vinegar, also known as oxymel, has been used as a medical treatment throughout history and now scientists have established that this combination could have modern applications in the treatment of ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The technology fighting Rwanda's silent killer of women

When Rwandan villager Lillian was diagnosed with cervical cancer, the 30-year-old feared that her life was over. But a new gadget aimed at patients in low-income countries offered her hope.

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Acetate

An acetate (pronounced /ˈæsɪteɪt/) is a derivative of acetic acid. This term includes salts and esters, as well as the anion found in solution. Most of the approximately 5 billion kilograms of acetic acid produced annually in industry are used in the production of acetates, which usually take the form of polymers. In nature, acetate is the most common building block for biosynthesis. For example, the fatty acids are produced by connecting C2 units derived from acetate.

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