Posts tagged with ‘marine bioprospecting’

  • Natural Marine Product Currently Being Tested to Treat Cancer

    A research team led by Bradley Moore at the marine biomedical laboratories at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego discovered an enzyme inside a bacterium identified in 1991 called Salinispora tropica. The enzyme, called SalL, is currently being tested to treat cancer in humans. The Salinispora derivative “Salinosporamide A” is currently in phase I of human clinical trials […]
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  • Deep Sea Treatment for Superbug Holds Promise, Yet Still Poses Challenges.

    A group of United Kingdom scientists recently discovered a bacterium found in Japanese seabeds with the ability to kill MRSA. The new species produces a unique antibiotic that has the potential for treating humans. William Fenical, a pioneer of marine microbiology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, supports that scientists need to look elsewhere to discover new antibiotics with new […]
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  • ‘Coral Triangle’ Brewing with Undiscovered Diverse Sea Life

    Scientists exploring a deep ocean basin in search of new species found marine life believed to be previously undiscovered, including a tentacled orange worm and an unusual black jellyfish. Project leader Dr. Larry Madin said Tuesday that U.S. and Philippine scientists collected about 100 different specimens in a search in the Celebes Sea south of the Philippines. The deepest part […]
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  • UK Marine Biotech Consortium to Search Sea for Anti-cancer Microbes

    A UK based consortium, which includes AvantiCell Science (Ayr) and Fleet Bioprocessing (Reading), will participate in the three year project to discover new anti-cancer compounds derived from the microbial resource of the sea. The programme aims to demonstrate the potential of potent marine based bio-actives which through conjugation to monoclonal antibodies/nanoparticles could lead to a new generation of therapeutic candidates. […]
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