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The Medicinal Herb Museum – Kumamoto University

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The Medicinal Herb Museum Traditional Medicinal Resource Room was newly opened on the first floor of the Kumamoto University Oe General Research Building, and serves as an exhibition bureau for plant specimens (both from herbal medicine and herbariums) used in historical and traditional world medicine.

Approximately 50 panels showing samples of specimens and providing descriptions of useful plants (plants used for making clothing, food and shelter, in addition to medicine) which can be found in local regions, Japan, or abroad today.

Url : http://www.pharm.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/Labs/eco-frontier/en/museum/

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April 17th, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Compound Interest

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Compound Interest is a site that aims to take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis, explaining them with easy-to-understand graphics.

The site is run single-handedly by me, Andy Brunning. I’m a chemistry educator based in Cambridge, UK, and create the graphics for the site in my spare time.

Please note: none of the graphics on this site are intended for a specific chemistry syllabus, and it should not be assumed that they comprehensively cover any portion of required content for specific qualifications.

Url : http://www.compoundchem.com

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March 6th, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Natural Products CARE : NPCARE

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The Database of Natural Products for CAncer gene REgulation in Cancer Types

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sejong University, Korea     

Natural Products CARE(NPCARE), a database for Natural Products-CAncer gene REgulation, provides the level of gene expression and the inhibition of cencer cells in various cancer types by the effect of extract and Natural compounds from more than 2000 native species including plants, marine species and microorganisms. 700 genes and 1100 cancer cell lines annotated by expert enable users to gain insight into finding potential anti-cancer drugs and understanding the mechanism of Natural products for cancer treatment.

For further information about the study please contact Choi et al.

URL : http://silver.sejong.ac.kr/npcare/

           

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February 27th, 2018 at 2:16 am

Species 2000

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Species 2000Species 2000 is an autonomous federation of taxonomic database custodians, involving taxonomists throughout the world. Our goal is to collate a uniform and validated index to the world’s known species (plants, animals, fungi and microbes). Species 2000 is registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (registered in England No. 3479405)

Species 2000 began as a joint programme between CODATA(link is external) (International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology), IUBS(link is external) (International Union of Biological Sciences) and the IUMS(link is external) (International Union of Microbiological Societies) in the early 1990’s. In 1996 eighteen taxonomic database organisations agreed to convert Species 2000 into a legal entity as the vehicle for developing the global Species 2000 programme. It is an associate participant in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility ( GBIF(link is external) ); a data provider to EC LifeWatch(link is external) ; and is recognised by the United Nations Environment Program ( UNEP(link is external) ) and the Convention on Biological Diversity ( CBD(link is external) ). Read the rest of this entry »

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January 29th, 2018 at 12:52 am

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World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

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WormsWhat is WoRMS?

The aim of a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While the highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature.

The content of WoRMS is controlled by taxonomic and thematic experts, not by database managers. WoRMS has an editorial management system where each taxonomic group is represented by an expert who has the authority over the content, and is responsible for controlling the quality of the information. Each of these main taxonomic editors can invite several specialists of smaller groups within their area of responsibility to join them. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 5th, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Botany One

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BotOne

Botany One is a blog run by the Annals of Botany Company, a non-profit educational charity. The company currently administers two journals, the Annals of Botany and AoB PLANTS.

Url : https://www.botany.one/

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November 29th, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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Museum of Natural Medicine – Copenhagen University

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The museum is a treasure trove of plants and plant- and animal products from around the world, used as medicine, arrow poisons, recreational drugs, cosmetics and dying.

In the ‘Poison cabinet’ you will find strange and curios objects, which were at sale at the apothecary in bygone times. Once upon a time, mummy was a treasured medicament!

The museum displays plants from the Danish folk medicine and explains why they work. The museum also shows how new medicine is developed based on traditional medicine.

Find us

Museum of Natural Medicine is situated in the building on the corner of Jagtvej and Universitetsparken, opposite the Zoological Museum. Entrance from Jagtvej 160. The museum in on the third floor.

These bus lines stop near NaturMedicinsk Museum:
Line 8A, 42, 94N, 150S, 173E, 184, 185. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 27th, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Laboratoire PhytoChemia

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LPScience at your service
PhytoChemia is the trusted partner you are looking for to guarantee the quality of all your products containing plant based ingredients. We are specialized in standardisation and chemical quality control of natural products with medicinal, cosmeticeutical and nutraceutical properties.

North American leaders in the field of quality control of essential oils

Our dynamic and highly specialized team will be pleased to answer all you quality control need in the dynamic and complex world of essential oils.

Canadian certification for the analysis of medical cannabis

Since 2014, PhytoChemia is certified by Health Canada to perform quality control for medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp for producers (MMPR), dispensaries and patient under the MMAR. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 20th, 2017 at 2:26 am

Calflora

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What is Calflora?
Calflora is 1. a website you can use to learn about plants that grow wild in California (both native plants and weeds); and 2. a nonprofit organization responsible for providing this service. Calflora is run by the team described above. Information in Calflora comes from many sources: public agencies, non-profits, scientists, private donors, and you!
Find Out About a Plant
You can enter the common or scientific name of a plant to find out about it. Or, use the name wizard to just enter part of a name and have the wizard make suggestions. The result is an illustrated table of plants that match the name you entered. Click one of the plants in the table to learn the details about that plant — in particular, where it’s been observed in California. 
Try it out!

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August 29th, 2017 at 6:45 am

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Flora of China

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Flora of ChinaThe diversity of plant species in Chinais extraordinary. With an area almost exactly that of the continental United States, China has nearly twice as many plant species, about 31,000 or one-eighth of the world’s total, versus only about 20,000 for the U.S.A. and Canada combined. This number includes about 8,000 species of medicinal and economically important plants and about 7,500 species of trees and shrubs.The Flora of China will describe and otherwise document these species. The Flora of China is a new work, being an English-language revision of the Flora Republicae Popularis Sinicae (FRPS), with taxonomy reflecting the current understanding of each group. The sequence of families is a modified Englerian system, similar to that used in FRPS; however, the circumscription of some families reflects the present understanding of the groups. All of the vascular plants of China will be covered, including brief descriptions, identification keys, essential synonymy, phenology, provincial distribution in China, brief statements on extra-Chinese distribution, and remarks regarding the circumscription of problematic taxa. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 31st, 2017 at 6:04 am

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