CATs improve anxiety.

Puetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the National Institutes of Wellness, Bethesda, Md., and co-workers. Authors reviewed the available medical literature and included 27 studies involving 1,576 patients. Researchers discovered that during treatment, CAT reduced anxiety, depression and pain, and increased quality of life. However, the effects were diminished during follow-up greatly, the study concludes. Future well-designed RCTs are needed to address the methodological heterogeneity discovered within this field of study, based on the study..The first step was to profile a lot of known drugs and discover if BioMAP profiles were diagnostic for particular structural classes. The second step was to profile a library of unknowns from our natural product collection, remove all extracts with profiles that matched known classes of antibiotics, and concentrate on those that look unique, Linington stated. One extract from the lab's natural item library looked particularly interesting and resulted in the isolation of a novel antibiotic compound. Named arromycin, the compound is a napthoquinone antibiotic with several unusual structural features. Arromycin probably won't result in a new antibiotic drug–there are a quantity of structural liabilities from a drug development standpoint–but its discovery is definitely a proof of principal that the BioMAP system works for finding novel compounds, Linington stated.