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Agent

(Science: pharmacology) Any power, principle or substance capable of producing an effect, whether physical, chemical or biological.

Origin: L. Agens = acting


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Xenobiotic Agents for Biofilm Prevention and Treatment

... Visick, PhD and James J. Jaber, MD, PhD. Here is the whole post: http://stritch.luc.edu/depts/indii/research-projects/novel-xenobiotic-agents-for-biofilm-prevention-and-treatment-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis/ Biofilms are a serious problem in the clinic due to three key factors: (1) the ...

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by bioCassie
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Xenobiotic Agents for Biofilm Prevention and Treatment
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Views: 255

Main Factors that Affect Clinical Consequence of Toxicity

... Environmental Factors Temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure can affect the rate of consumption and even the occurrence of some toxic agents. Many mycotoxins and poisonous plants are related to seasonal or climatic changes. For example, the ischemic effects of ergot toxicosis are more ...

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by 2444256703
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:30 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Main Factors that Affect Clinical Consequence of Toxicity
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Views: 262

Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?

... dividing. Irradiation does this mostly by introducing so many errors to the cell's genome that it fails the mitosis and dies. Chemotherapeutic agents have various ways of action, but they all aim to impair mitosis and thus kill fast dividing cells as well -- or force them to undergo apoptosis. ...

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by alieen
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:10 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 15485

Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... Iversen PL, Bavari S, Muhlberger E. VP35 Knockdown Inhibits Ebola Virus Amplification and Protects against Lethal Infection in Mice. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 Mar;50(3):984-93. Phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomers (PMO) are a class of uncharged single-stranded DNA analogs modified ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 12592

Newbie question about the first life

... remembered vaguely something I read and then I made up the idea. Anyway, it looks like now everybody assumes that all mitochondria were once free agents. They also say now that chloroplasts, too, were pre-existing, free-swimming creatures that ended up inside cells as "endosymbionts". ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 19200
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