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Antiviral effects of Glycyrrhiza species
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Animal studies demonstrated a reduction of mortality and viral activity in herpes simplex virus encephalitis and influenza A virus pneumonia and in vitro studies revealed antiviral activity against HIV‐1, SARS related coronavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, arboviruses, vaccinia virus and vesicular stomatitis virus.
Arthropods in amber from the Triassic Period
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It is found that the abundance of amber during the Carnian is globally anomalous for the pre-Cretaceous and may, alternatively, be related to paleoclimate.
The Carnian Pluvial Event in the Tofane area (Cortina d‘Ampezzo, Dolomites, Italy)
The term “Carnian Pluvial Event” denotes an episode of increased rainfall which had a well recognizable and widespread influence on Carnian marine and continental sedimentary systems. Its onset is
Oestrogens ameliorate mitochondrial dysfunction in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy.
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A metabolic basis for the unexplained male prevalence in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is supported and promises for a therapeutic use for oestrogen-like molecules are held and it is shown that the oestrogens receptor β localizes to the mitochondrial network of human retinal ganglion cells.
Plant-feeding mite diversity in Triassic amber (Acari: Tetrapodili)
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Further recovery of mites from this Late Triassic amber is reported, supporting the prediction of a diversity of arthropods to be found in this oldest known fossiliferous resin and two new genera and species of the Tetrapodili lineage are described.
A potential role for the vanilloid receptor TRPV1 in the therapeutic effect of curcumin in dinitrobenzene sulphonic acid‐induced colitis in mice
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The results suggest that in inflamed, but not in normal tissue, curcumin can interact with the TRPV1 receptor to mediate its protective action in DNBS‐induced colitis.
Cretaceous African life captured in amber
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A unique find of African amber with inclusions, from the Cretaceous of Ethiopia, revealing the interactions of plants, fungi and arthropods during an epoch of major change in terrestrial ecosystems, which was caused by the initial radiation of the angiosperms.
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