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Biocompound From Atlantic Rainforest Combats Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease

Publicado em 16 julho 2019
Natural compounds isolated from Nectandra leucantha, a neotropical tree species belonging to the laurel family (Lauraceae) and endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest biome in Brazil, where its common name is canela-seca or canela-branca, could result in new medications for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. In a study supported by São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP, researchers at Adolfo Lutz Institute (IAL) in São Paulo City found that neolignans derived [...]