Posts tagged with ‘marine drugs’

  • ‘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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  • Company creating shark therapies to combat key diseases like cancer

    One of Scotland’s most successful biotech companies, Haptogen, is pioneering new drug discovery techniques using the immune system of sharks after striking a significant deal with the University of Aberdeen. Haptogen – which will be using shark antibodies to create new therapies for delivering drugs to combat key diseases like cancer – has obtained the licensing rights for the technology […]
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  • Surplus Jellyfish Seen as Additive Source

    In recent years populations of jellyfish have been exploding, which may present the food and cosmetics industries with interesting new additives.Writing in the Journal of Natural Products, researchers from the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Saitama, and Shimva Chemical Industries in Kyoto, describe a process for extracting high yields of a protein substance called mucin that could be […]
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  • Simple Method Developed to Create Natural Drug Products

    A team led by Qian Cheng and Bradley Moore of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography was recently able to synthesize an antibiotic natural product created by a Hawaiian sea sediment bacterium. They did so by combining a cocktail of enzymes, the protein catalysts inside cells, in a relatively simple mixing process inside a laboratory flask. “This study may […]
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