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The Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Actions of Cordyceps sinensis

Cordyceps sinensis, also called DongChongXiaCao (winter worm, summer grass) in Chinese, is becoming increasingly popular and important in the public and scientific communities. This study summarizes the chemical constituents and their corresponding pharmacological actions of Cordyceps sinensis. Many bioactive components of Cordyceps sinensis have been extracted including...

Heat conjugation of antibacterial agents from amino acids and plant oil

Antimicrobial peptides are components of the innate immune systems in animals and plants as natural defense against pathogens. Critical issues like manufacturing costs have to be addressed before mass production of these peptides for agriculture or community sterilizations. Here, we report a cost-effective chemical synthesis method to produce antimicrobial cocktails, which was...

The Clinical Characteristics and Direct Medical Cost of Influenza in Hospitalized Children: A Five-Year Retrospective Study in Suzhou, China

Background There have been few studies on children hospitalized with influenza published from mainland China. We performed a retrospective review of medical charts to describe the epidemiology, clinical features and direct medical cost of laboratory-proven influenza hospitalized children in Suzhou, China. Methods Retrospective study on children with documented influenza infection...

The epidemiology of hospitalized influenza in children, a two year population-based study in the People's Republic of China

Background The epidemiology and disease burden of annual influenza in children in mainland People's Republic of China have not been reported in detail. To understand the incidence and epidemiology of laboratory-proven influenza hospitalization in children in China, a review of available laboratory and hospital admission data was undertaken. Methods We conducted a retrospective...