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(Science: drug) A drug isolated from the yew tree (Taxus brevifolis) that stabilises microtubules: analogous in this respect to phalloidin that stabilises microfilaments.

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Re: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important

... myself from something I found on the internet: As an example, consider the plant species Taxus brevifolia. This species produces a compound, taxol, which is useful for treating cancer. Unfortunately, large quantities of bark from this rare tree are required to produce enough taxol for a single ...

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by Lucanus cervus
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important
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Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin

I am a survivor of both Lung Cancer & then Colon Cancer. I am trying to determine how Colon Cancer, which was not present when Lung Cancer was discovered four months prior, developed while I was undergoing both Chemo & Radiation for my Lung Cancer. I have discovered that (1) because advanced...

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by jabeje01
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin
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I was a little confused by your first question. As far a I know Taxol is not a gymnosperm but a chemical produced by members of the plant family Taxaceae and used in cancer treatments. Am I mistaken? Were you perhaps thinking of a conifer like Yew (Taxus ...

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by ivygirl_5
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: WHY?
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Why does taxol (a gymnosperm) has no pollen chamber? What is the need of having wings to pollens in Cycas?

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by Qphage
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: WHY?
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The Fiber Disease

... said (talking about biosensor one) well, it said a word that really caught my eye. for you see, although i have never posted on it before, I found taxol too. it has something to do with this nightmare they gave us.....taxol was a chemist dream come true....made with natural stuff..... thinking ...

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by London
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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