Interesting articles on and around homeopathy

1. Influence of very low doses of mediators on fungal laccase activity - nonlinearity beyond imagination - a research paper from Elzbieta Malarczyk , Janina Kochmanska-Rdest and Anna Jarosz-Wilkolazka
Biochemistry Department, Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University, Lublin, Poland

Laccase, an enzyme responsible for aerobic transformations of natural phenolics, in industrial applications requires the presence of low-molecular substances known as mediators, which accelerate oxidation processes. However, the use of mediators is limited by their toxicity and the high costs of exploitation. The activation of extracellular laccase in growing fungal culture with highly diluted mediators, ABTS and HBT is described. Two high laccase-producing fungal strains, Trametes versicolor and Cerrena unicolor, were used in this study as a source of enzyme. Selected dilutions of the mediators significantly increased the activity of extracellular laccase during 14 days of cultivation what was distinctly visible in PAGE technique and in colorimetric tests. The same mediator dilutions increased demethylation properties of laccase, which was demonstrated during incubation of enzyme with veratric acid. It was established that the activation effect was assigned to specific dilutions of mediators. Our dose-response dilution process smoothly passes into the range of action of homeopathic dilutions and is of interest for homeopaths.
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2. Electromagnetic signals are produced by aqueous nanostructures derived from bacterial DNA sequences - Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences Volume 1, Number 2 / June, 2009
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3. Homeopathic therapy for HIV/AIDS - Iquilia
A pilot study undertaken by the Aids Remedy Fund of the effectiveness of the drug Iquilai to combat the effects of HIV/Aids within an HIV-infected population in Kenya. The most significant result of this pilot is that more than 90% of the patients showed improvement in their health.


4. Charles Darwin and homeopathy.
The author suggests that homeopathy was crucial in keeping Darwin alive and able to complete his work in the 1840s.


5. Homeopathic medicien and the treatment of swine flu
The authors suggest that homeopathic remedies can treat the condition very satisfactorily.




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