A multi-center FGF21 clinical trial is conducted in the area for the use of a modified fibroblast growth factor 21 for the treatment of NASH with fibrosis. What is NASH? What is fibroblast growth factor 21? Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) is secreted by hepatocytes. FGF21 stimulates glucose uptake in differentiated adipocytes. The FGF21 Wikipedia… Continue reading FGF21 and NASH
Larrea tridentata, the creosote bush of the US Southwest, goes by many names: chaparral, greasewood, gobernadora, and hediondilla. I've been told that these bushes are responsible for the sweet smell that fills the air after monsoon storms. A good overview in 2010 Lü and coworkers at Baylor College of Medicine Houston published a short review… Continue reading NDGA and diet induced obesity
Aunt Fannie's has a essential oil based mosquito repellent that is worth trying. Aunt Fannies seems to keep away the mosquito that live in the over watered community that I also try to call home, if those insects would only let me! Many of us are in swimming pools a lot in the summer. … Continue reading Natural mosquito repellent
Points to Consider in the Manufacture and Testing of Monoclonal Antibody Products for Human Use U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research February 28,1997 My comments are in blue. Parts of this FDA document are in black. Large portions of text have been deleted… Continue reading Filtering of therapeutic antibodies
This post started as a story of some benefits of an unnamed road side shrub growing on the hillsides of Western Guatemala. The work is a collaboration of some Guatemalan scientists at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the… Continue reading Stevia serratia for pain?