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 Reactive Reports #51
 January 2006
From David Bradley Science Writer
and Advanced Chemistry Development
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Jean-Claude Bradley   Jean-Claude Bradley, Drexel University and blogmaster of usefulchem.blogspot.com.
Jean-Claude Bradley [no relation] is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Drexel University in Philadelphia. His research interests include: the preparation of toposelectively modified colloids (toposomes), directed supracolloidal assembly, electric field effects on colloidal systems, and scientific knowledge management. Read more...
  Reactive Science News sciencebase science newsfeed
  Protein crystals trapped  The bane of protein crystallographers is the common problem of proteins that simply will not crystallize; this is especially poignant when it comes to some of the more biomedically interesting of their number, such as the numerous membrane proteins, many of which do not succumb to even the most sophisticated crystallization techniques.
Pond Scum Versus Alzheimer's Disease  Pond Scum Versus Alzheimer's Disease
A compound isolated from the cyanobacterium Nostoc has revealed itself as a promising candidate for staving off the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to laboratory studies by researchers in Switzerland.
Cannabinoids and Osteoporosis  Cannabinoids and Osteoporosis  A new approach to the debilitating bone loss disease, osteoporosis, could be on the horizon thanks to research by Andreas Zimmer and Meliha Karsak from the Bonn-based Life & Brain Center in Germany and collaborators in Israel, the UK, and the USA.
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ACD/Labs Solution for the Preformulation Laboratory: Applications to Accelerating Salt and Polymorph Analysis
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