Chinese Medicinal Compound Database Released

A new Chinese medicine database has recently been released by collaborative efforts with Kings College London and Tim Tec LLC, a US based life science company. This database has over 12,000 chemicals that have successfully been isolated in over 300 plants used in Chinese medicine.

The database features four parts according to the report issued by King’s College London: chemical identification, botanical information, predicted activity against Western therapeutic targets, and estimated molecular activity. While I’m not quite sure how to access this database (see Tim Tec LLC’s website for product information), it will hopefully bring us one step closer to gaining a more holistic understanding of medicinal therapies in merging Eastern and Western traditions.

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