Jeffrey Rimer recognized for pioneering work preventing kidney stones with crystals

(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering&Science of Texas) Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the TAMEST 2020 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering for his seminal breakthroughs using crystals to help treat malaria and kidney stones.
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In endemic areas, pregnant women are highly susceptible to Plasmodium falciparum malaria characterized by the accumulation of parasitized red blood cells (pRBC) in the placenta. In subsequent pregnancies, women d...
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(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering&Science of Texas) Changing the future of Alzheimer's Disease. Utilizing crystals to produce drugs for kidney stones and malaria. Understanding previously unobserved functions of our universe. And pioneering the evolution of wound care. These are the discoveries by Texas' rising stars in research being honored with the 2020 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards by TAMEST.
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ConclusionsSignificant traditional knowledge of the uses of local medicinal plant species was recorded for the first time for central Abyan in particular and southern Yemen in general. The study shows that the medicinal plants still play an important role in the primary health care in the study area. The ethnobotanical results provide a basis for further pharmacological, biological, pharmacognostical, and phytochemical investigations.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Food Biochemistry - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Full Article Source Type: research
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