Medicinal plant of the month September: black cohosh

Even the indigenous peoples used the roots of the plant as a remedy and it is also used in modern phytotherapy: black cohosh. While it used to be used to treat snake bites, it is now considered a herbal alternative to hormone therapy in gynecology. Its effectiveness has been proven in several studies. Black cohosh: […]

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Plant cholesterol: important development in vaccine production

Researchers have succeeded in producing pharmaceutical cholesterol from plant-based raw materials using a highly effective process. This opens up new possibilities, especially in vaccine production. In this way, large quantities of the molecule, which is urgently needed for the production of mRNA-based vaccines, can be made available in the future. Cholesterol: an essential building block […]

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Medicinal Plant of the month August: the goldenrod

Goldenrod has been used to treat urinary tract infections for more than 700 years. The goldenrod’s Latin name, Solidago, means ‘healthy’. So it is no wonder that it is used as a medicinal plant. Goldenrod – effective for urinary tract infections Botanically, the goldenrod can be divided into two species: Goldenrod: reaches heights of up […]

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Lead(II) acetate: REACh registration completed

In the chemical laboratory, it is mostly used as a trihydrate, which forms colorless crystals: anhydrous lead(II) acetate. lead sugar in antiquity Lead(II) acetate is originally known as lead sugar. Until the 19th century it was used as a sugar substitute (defrutum) to sweeten wine – despite its toxicity. Even the ancient Romans used lead […]

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In search of endogenous proteins

Johannes Broichhagenwww.broichhagenlab.com In his lectures, summarized in his book “What is Life?”, the physicist Erwin Schrödinger described in the 1940s that “the course of life processes in an organism […] [shows] an admirable regularity and order that in inanimate matter does not find its equal”.[1] Almost 80 years later, we are still searching for the […]

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Medicinal plant of the month July: The hogweed

The poisonous hogweed is rampant again in Bavaria. It is mainly found in ditches, in forest areas and on the banks of streams. Wherever it grows, it also multiplies quite rapidly there, which is why it regularly puts conservation organizations on the alert. Hogweed: Absolutely avoid skin contact with the plant The plant species, brought […]

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Lupins: vegetable protein source

Lupine seeds, which are particularly high in protein, have long been considered an alternative to soy. Slowly but surely, lupine products are conquering the food market – and not without reason. Already in ancient Egypt, around 2000 BC, the lupine was considered one of the most important foods next to grain. Even then, people knew […]

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Plant of the Month June: Foxglove

The common foxglove, which belongs to the plantain family, is native to Central and Western Europe. Since it is also popular as a houseplant, it is also cultivated. As a biennial plant, it can grow to a remarkable height of up to two meters. The oval leaves of Digitalis purpurea are lance-shaped, the flowers are […]

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Cherry Blossom – May Plant of the Month

Medicinal Plant of the Month May: Cherry Blossom In May, many trees and shrubs delight every nature lover and gardener with their lush inflorescences. This also applies to the cherry tree, which shows its most beautiful blossoms in April and May. The cherry blossom not only looks breathtakingly beautiful, but also has a special meaning. […]

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Chemistry in analogue photography

There is a lot of chemical and physical know-how behind the production of a photo. The basis for the development of black and white or color films is the photochemical conversion of white silver halides into black metallic silver. The color film is much more complex than a simple black and white film. However, both […]

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Get ready to meet us

We look forward to meeting you personally at the following conferences: CPhI North America, May 17-19, 2022 BIO International Convention – Bavarian International Booth, June 13-16, 2022Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch-Booth # 4607-09 You can expect these topics: ADCs: 220 Potential Payloads, Linkers, Conjugation Services Contract Manufacturing Capacities – from niche to BULK Fermentation: Worldwide CDMO Services […]

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The Tulip – April Plant of the Month

Tulips (Tulipa) are the largest genus of bulbs in the lily family. There are around 150 different wild species in Central and Southern Europe, the Near East to Central Asia and North Africa. The garden tulip has been cultivated from several wild species in the Middle East. The only wild tulip that can be found […]

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