Becoming an Internationalist: Reflections on the International Activities of Estelle Brodman.

Becoming an Internationalist: Reflections on the International Activities of Estelle Brodman.

INTRODUCTION Estelle Brodman, PhD, was active in international activities throughout much of her career, although her international legacy is less well known than her achievements in library leadership, automation, education, and medical history. A review of her international activities in the context of the Medical Library Association’s (MLA’s) international developments through selected publications and her […]

Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Related Activities of Certain Botanicals Frequently Used in Ayurveda and Other Indigenous Systems of Medication (Global Dispensary)

Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Related Activities of Certain Botanicals Frequently Used in Ayurveda and Other Indigenous Systems of Medication (Global Dispensary)

Abstract: Crude extracts (in 50% v/v, ethanol) of Wax negundo L. (Verbenaceae), Argemone maxicana L. (Papaveraceae), Cuminum cyminum L. (Apiaceae), Moringa oleifera Lamk (Moringaceae), Solanum virginianum L. (Solanaceae), Datura metal L. (Solanaceae) and Zingiber officinale Rosc. (Zingiberaceae) were screened for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory related activities. The antioxidant potentials were determined by performing reducing ability assay, […]

Antimicrobial Activities of Four Tunisian Chrysanthemum Species (Report)

Antimicrobial Activities of Four Tunisian Chrysanthemum Species (Report)

Background & objectives: Tunisian Chrysanthemum species are known to have medicinal activity and some of the species are used in traditional medicine. We have earlier shown the use of C. trifurcatum flowerheads in Tunisian traditional medicine to treat constipation. In the present study we investigated the anti microbiol activity of four Tunision Chrysanthemum species. Methods: […]

Relationship Among Plasma Secretory Phospholipase [a.Sub.2], Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein & Paraoxonase Activities in Hypertensive Subjects Treated with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (Report)

Relationship Among Plasma Secretory Phospholipase [a.Sub.2], Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein & Paraoxonase Activities in Hypertensive Subjects Treated with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (Report)

Background & objectives: Secretory phospholipase [A.sub.2] (sPL[A.sub.2]) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) are considered as oxidative and inflammatory markers. The effects of oxLDL have been shown to be inhibited by paraoxonase (PON1). This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between oxidative and inflammatory markers in hypertensive patients with or without antihypertensive drug treatment. […]

Investigation of Lipoidal Matter, Antimicrobial and Diuretic Activities of Leaves and Fruits of Juniperus Phoenicea L Growing in Egypt (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Investigation of Lipoidal Matter, Antimicrobial and Diuretic Activities of Leaves and Fruits of Juniperus Phoenicea L Growing in Egypt (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction The genus Juniperus belongs to family Cupressaceae which is a conifer family with worldwide distribution. It includes 27 to 30 genera with about 130-140 species (Silba 1986, Van Royen 1979). Juniperus phoenicea is the juniper growing in Egypt in Sinai near the Red Sea (Yelleg, Halal and Maghara mountains) in rocky ridges, Mediterranean region, […]