Posts tagged with ‘marine drugs’

  • FAU Harbor Branch awarded grant for pancreatic cancer research

    Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Program (MBBR) scientists have been awarded a $345,716 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify marine natural products for their potential use in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. A primary mission for the MBBR is to discover marine natural products that can be used […]
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  • Marine Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 3 (March 2013), Pages Pages 581-974 Now Available

    MDPI has announced the  publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 11, Issue 3 (March 2013), Pages Pages 581-974   Table of Contents: Ophelia Han Editorial: Marine Drugs Best Paper Award 2013 Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(3), 581-583; doi:10.3390/md11030581 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/11/3/581/ Marco Pelin, Sabrina Boscolo, Mark Poli, Silvio Sosa, Aurelia Tubaro and Chiara Florio Article: Characterization of Palytoxin Binding to HaCaT Cells […]
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  • Marine Institute and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to co-fund food research

    The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Institute (DAFM) has announced a call for marine research projects relating to Food Innovation, Food Processing Technologies and Food for Health. Researchers in higher education institutions and research institutions and on the island of Ireland are invited to submit proposals under the Food Industry Research Measure (FIRM) in an initiative jointly funded […]
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  • Comparison of Tamoxifen with Edible Seaweed (Eucheuma cottonii L.) Extract in Suppressing Breast Tumor

    The extract of an edible red seaweed was found to be 27 percent more effective than standard chemo in shrinking breast tumors in rats while showing much less toxicity to liver and kidneys, and even improving the rats’ antioxidant status in both blood and tissues. The tropical edible red seaweed (Eucheuma cottonii L.) is rich in nutrients and polyphenolic compounds […]
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  • Biologists Engineer Algae to Make Complex Anti-Cancer ‘Designer’ Drug

    Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer. Their achievement, detailed in a paper in this week’s early online issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, opens the door for making these and other “designer” proteins in larger quantities and much more […]
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  • FIRST NOTICE AND CALL FOR SYMPOSIA IMBC 2013

    10th International Marine Biotechnology Conference Genome to phenome: understanding to sustainable use Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11-15 November 2013. The International Marine Biotechnology Conference is the premier meeting in marine biotechnology and micro-biotechnologies. Dating back to 1989, previous IMBCs have been held in Japan (twice), The United States of America, Norway, Italy, Australia, Canada, Israel, China and Australia. […]
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  • Marine bioprospecting – a role for bioresource centers in the 21st century

    Marine bioprospecting – a role for bioresource centers in the 21st century. A presentation by Dr Willie Wilson (Director of National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA) presentation at the Oceans of Potential conference, Tuesday 11th September, Plymouth, UK More info
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  • Marine biotechnology promises huge benefits, but at what risk to our seas?

    Scientists have pinpointed a new treasure trove in our oceans: micro-organisms that contain millions of previously unknown genes and thousands of new families of proteins. These tiny marine wonders offer a chance to exploit a vast pool of material that could be used to create innovative medicines, industrial solvents, chemical treatments and other processes, scientists say. Researchers have already created new enzymes […]
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  • Marine Natural Product Drug Discovery Symposium: Nov. 6, 2012

    The 2012 Symposium on Marine Natural Product Drug Discovery will bring together academics and industry representatives from across Europe to discuss groundbreaking research  into the development of novel drug candidates from marine natural resources, with particular emphasis on the fields of cancer and on neurodegenerative diseases. The symposium, which is held in the context of the biannual Pharmatlantic consortium meeting, will […]
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  • MDPI announces availability of Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 9 (September 2012), Pages Pages 1899-2137

    MDPI announces availability of Mar. Drugs, Volume 10, Issue 9 (September 2012), Pages Pages 1899-2137 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/10/9/ Table of Contents: Shi-Ying Huang, Nan-Fu Chen, Wu-Fu Chen, Han-Chun Hung, Hsin-Pai Lee, Yen-You Lin, Hui-Min Wang, Ping-Jyun Sung, Jyh-Horng Sheu and Zhi-Hong Wen Article: Sinularin from Indigenous Soft Coral Attenuates Nociceptive Responses and Spinal Neuroinflammation in Carrageenan-Induced Inflammatory Rat Model Mar. Drugs 2012, […]
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