Posts tagged with ‘pharmaceutical’

  • MDPI announces publication of new Marine Drugs issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

    MDPI announces publication of the following issue: Mar. Drugs, Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2011), Pages 294-477 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/3/ Table of Contents: Article: Isolation of a New Natural Product and Cytotoxic and Antimicrobial Activities of Extracts from Fungi of Indonesian Marine Habitats Mar. Drugs 2011, 9(3), 294-306; doi:10.3390/md9030294 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/9/3/294   Article: Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory Activity from Algae of the Genus Caulerpa […]
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  • India: Call for new research proposals towards developing novel anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory drugs

    In order to harness the bioactive principles from the vast marine biota occurring in Indian waters for human therapeutic purposes, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, has been implementing a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional Research and Development programme on “Development of potential drugs from ocean (Short title: Drugs from the Sea)” since, 1991. At present there are 14 different […]
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  • JAPAN: Total Chemical Synthesis of a Marine Natural Product with Significant Anticancer Effect

    Cancer is a leading cause of death in Japan, and the development of effective chemotherapeutic agents has been an urgent issue by social demands.  It has been known that a number of marine secondary metabolites, or marine natural products, produced by marine organisms have significant anticancer effects with unique mechanisms.  As such, marine resources represent a rich source of evolutionary […]
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  • EVENT – UC San Diego: Pharmaceuticals from the Sea — using marine microorganisms in unimaginable ways

    Pharmaceuticals from the Sea: Using marine microorganisms in unimaginable ways Presented by: Dr. William Gerwick Professor, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine Scripps Institution of Oceanography & Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences UC San Diego Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2010 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Location: AMN Healthcare 12400 High Bluff Drive # 100 San Diego, CA 92130 […]
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  • Japan: Nagoya University Presents Work on Synthesis of Marine Natural Products

    The Nagoya University Lecture, known colloquially as the Meidai Lecture, is one of the highlights of the academic year at Nagoya University and is an opportunity for the institution to showcase its connections to world-class researchers from around the globe whose careers have had strong links to the university. Recent recipients of the lecture award have included Nobel laureates Sir […]
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  • US: Newsweek Magazine showcases hunt for medical cures underwater

    Advances in technology are making it easier and increasingly profitable to hunt for drugs in the ocean. Marine bioprospectors, as they’re known, are scouring coral reefs, deep-sea trenches, and everything in between.  David Newman, chief of the natural products branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), estimates that at least 30 research teams are experimenting with marine-derived compounds for treating cancer, […]
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  • PolyU-Peking U joint research breaks new ground in synthesis of marine natural product anti-cancer agents

    An anti-cancer research jointly conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ) has led to the first total synthesis of an anti-cancer marine natural product, grassypeptolide. Not only was this important finding featured on the inside front cover of the authoritative journal Chemical Communications [Issue 40, Volume 46, (2010)], but also highlighted by […]
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  • Jellyfish cells ‘diagnose’ cancer

    From BBC News – Luminous cells from jellyfish can be used to diagnose cancers deep inside the body, scientists have said. The process uses the green fluorescent protein (GFP) enabling jellyfish to glow in the dark. Researchers in North Yorkshire found it can be targeted at cancer cells allowing them to be spotted using a special camera. A team from the Yorkshire […]
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  • Preparation and Characterization of a Novel Co-processed Excipient of Chitin and Crystalline Mannitol

    Abstract: The ability to co-process α-chitin with crystalline mannitol allows chitin to be used as a valuable industrial pharmaceutical excipient. Author: Nidal Daraghmeh, Iyad Rashid, Mahmoud Omari, Stephen Leharne, Babur Chowdhry, Adnan Badwan A co-processed excipient was prepared from commercially available crystalline mannitol and α-chitin using direct compression as well as spray, wet, and dry granulation. The effect of the […]
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  • Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. moving into pharmaceutical market with launch of subsidiary Acasti Pharma Inc.’s Onemia

    Montreal’s Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. said Monday it is moving into the pharmaceutical market with the launch of subsidiary Acasti Pharma Inc.’s Onemia at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress in Boston. Onemia is a marine-based medical food, approced by regulators for the management of cardiometabolic disorders. It can be taken alone or in combination with prescribed heart drugs. It will […]
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