Posts tagged with ‘marine natural product’

  • 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 […]
  • 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 Marco Pelin, Sabrina Boscolo, Mark Poli, Silvio Sosa, Aurelia Tubaro and Chiara Florio Article: Characterization of Palytoxin Binding to HaCaT Cells […]
  • Launch of Masterplan Marine Biotechnology for Schleswig-Holstein / Germany

    The northern German federal state Schleswig-Holstein is known as “land between the seas”. Already in 2004 its government launched the initiative “Sea Our Future” to pool and promote maritime issues. Schleswig-Holstein’s economy is closely linked to the North and the Baltic Sea. Marine Biotechnology as a future key technology is an integral part of it. Within the SUBMARINER project, Norgenta is […]
  • 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 […]
  • Marine enzyme can decongest sinusitis

    A new nasal spray from a marine microbe will help clear chronic sinusitis, which causes nasal congestion, difficulty in breathing, pain and swelling around your eyes and cheeks. A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle University are developing the spray with an enzyme isolated from a marine bug Bacillus licheniformis, found on the surface of seaweed. Lab experiments showed that […]

    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. […]
  • Marine biotechnology advances towards applications in new functional foods

    The marine ecosystem is still an untapped reservoir of biologically active compounds, which have considerable potential to supply food ingredients towards development of new functional foods. With the goal of increasing the availability and chemical diversity of functional marine ingredients, much research has been developed using biotechnological tools to discover and produce new compounds. This review summarizes the advances in […]
  • BIOPROSP_13 Tromsø, Norway Feb 2013: Opportunity for short oral presentations

    The conference program is complete however we like to invite delegates to present posters combined with short (5’) oral presentations. Register to conference and send in your abstract within the 13th December 2012. For more info check: Presentation slots are available on all days during the conference. Your poster and presentation should be relevant for one of the four sessions: Industrial applicability […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 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, […]