Enhanced technologies and research standards for plant research could help strengthen the contribution of traditional Chinese medicine to drug discovery.
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Using the latest tools, scientists study the mechanisms at work in acupuncture and plant-derived remedies to see if there are implications for the treatment of chronic pain, asthma and liver fibrosis.
Using nanotechnology to deliver a compound derived from angelica sinensis could support chemotherapy for glioma, early research suggests.
The possible mechanism of protection against retinal degeneration and depression after consumption of polysaccharides derived from goji berries is being explored by neuroscientists.