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  • A way to synthesize drugs from renewable precursors

    The scientists of RUDN University together with their Russian colleagues have developed a new approach to the synthesis of benzofurans from cheap raw materials. Original furans can be produced from wastes of agriculture and wooworking industry, such as sawdust, cobs and other by-products of crop pro more

  • How crystals precipitate cell death

    Crystal formation plays a defining role in the pathogenesis of a range of common diseases, such as gout and atherosclerosis. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers led by Hans-Joachim Anders have now elucidated how the insoluble deposits induce cell death. The formation of cryst more

  • Vitamin C does not lower uric acid levels in gout patients

    Despite previous studies touting its benefit in moderating gout risk, new research reveals that vitamin C, also known ascorbic acid, does not reduce uric acid (urate) levels to a clinically significant degree in patients with established gout. Vitamin C supplementation, alone or in combination with more

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Gout Gout (also called metabolic arthritis) is a disease created by a buildup of uric acid . In this condition, monosodium urate or uric acid crystal s are deposited on the articular cartilage of joints, tendons and surrounding tissues due to e ... more


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