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Archive for April, 2007

Vioxx Follow-up Arcoxia Nixed

Posted by David Bradley on April 19th, 2007

VioxxThe discovery of the life-threatening effects of Vioxx led to its rapid withdrawal by manufacturer Merck under pressure from drug agencies. Now, the successor to the notorious osteoarthritis drug, Arcoxia, is to be banned by the Food and Drug Administration.

More on Vioxx here…

Stay Calm, Beat Cancer

Posted by David Bradley on April 16th, 2007

EpinephrineA constant flux of the stress hormone, released by the adrenal glands, could underpin certain forms of prostate and breast cancer.

Stay calm, beat cancer

Spinneret Secret Unraveled

Posted by David Bradley on April 12th, 2007

Spider silk is “pound for pound” stronger than steel and has a greater elasticity than rubber. Such properties would make it a rather useful material for a large variety of medical and engineering applications if only it could be made in large enough quantities and with a useful thickness and consistency.

Spinneret secret unraveled.