UN nears landmark deal on combating biopiracy

The fight against biopiracy—plundering genetic resources and the traditional knowledge surrounding them—could soon be based on an international treaty which is being finalized at negotiations that began on Monday.


From ancient apothecary to modern medicine

Throughout history, humanity has used nature's pharmacy for healing. In exploring nature as a source of shelter and food, early humans fortuitously discovered the therapeutic properties of plants, with many of today's drugs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Laser therapy is most effective treatment for tinnitus, study finds

Low-level laser therapy and associated photobiomodulation is the most effective of the known treatments for tinnitus, according to a study comparing the main therapies in current use, conducted by Brazilian scientists affiliated ...

Medical research

Sea cucumbers: The marine delicacy that could deter diabetes

They're a marine delicacy loved across Asia, but the humble sea cucumber is also proving to be a key ingredient in preventing diabetes, according to new research from the University of South Australia published in the International ...

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