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Postby Freedom » Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:31 pm

Question:Just out of curiousity, when people go on 'Save the Trees' marches, is there a specific type of tree that they wish to save or is it trees in general? :wink: Thanks in advance :)
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Postby Chris4 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:35 pm

:lol: I think its just trees in general.
Although they may be at a protest at a specific forest which contains a rare type of tree which they want to save, but generally they love all trees:D

Its like the Save the Animals protests. Against using animal testing in labs. They are against all testing on animals not just rabbits or monkeys or rats. :lol:
It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:54 pm

rats! Bleah! They canm tets all they want on them :D Do you know that NY is the area with the most rats in the US? More than a few other states put together :D Scary, isn't it?
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Postby Chris4 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:49 pm

Rats, mice, whatever. Small furry creatures. Don't you live in Romania? A long way from rat infested NY.
Most cities have lots of rats and mice. But i bet NY has a lot :o
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Postby mith » Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:41 pm

Mostly rainforests or the really old(virgin) forests.
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:42 pm

i do live in Romania. I saw that about NY on national geographic
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tree pharmacology

Postby ccljboy » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:50 pm

did you know that 90% of medicines were derived from plants, and there are some alternative drugs that we know of that we arent even using EX: there is a chemicle in willow leaves that is equivelant to asprin, roguhly
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Re: tree pharmacology

Postby canalon » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:31 pm

ccljboy wrote:did you know that 90% of medicines were derived from plants, and there are some alternative drugs that we know of that we arent even using EX: there is a chemicle in willow leaves that is equivelant to asprin, roguhly


Yes Salycilic acic. Its name even come from the name of willow in latin. But it is much less efficient that its acetylated chemical counterpart that is found in aspirin. So botany and chemistry can combine to give us better drugs.
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Postby mothorc » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:35 am

The number 90% (medicine is from plant) just exactly when you are in China (most of Chinese use herbal)
Most of medicine is from chemical, fungy, actinomyces and plant is a small group ...
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