traditional chinese medicines

Murdoch scientist recognised as Tall Poppy

October 31st, 2016

Dr Garth Maker

Murdoch University researcher Dr Garth Maker has been recognised as one of WA’s best young scientists.

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Tests find traditional medicines contain pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and endangered animals

December 10th, 2015

Credit: TrEnD laboratory, Curtin University

A collaborative study has found high rates of adulteration, substitution and mislabelling of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), with the undeclared ingredients rendering many of the tested samples either illegal or potentially hazardous to consumers.

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Illegal ingredients found in traditional Chinese medicines

April 13th, 2012

For the first time, researchers at Murdoch University have used new DNA sequencing technology to reveal the animal and plant composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) – with worrying results.

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