Archive for the ‘Natural Products News’ Category

Practice of Pharmacognosy Leads to Three New Nobel Prize Winners

Friday, October 9th, 2015

ASP Press release – 9 October 2015,

Vaccine for poison ivy

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Development of vaccines for urushiol, the active compouond of poison ivy, was the focus of an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 Aug 2015 ( Included was a focus on the work in this area by Mahmoud Elsohly, University of Mississippi. Elsohly’s group is close to launch of a clinical trial.

Biliary atresia compound highlighted

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The work of John R. Porter and Kyung A Koo (University of the Sciences) and Rebecca G. Wells and Michael Pack (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) on a plant compound that is the basis for biliary atresia in Australian lambs was highlighted in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 Aug 2015 ( The researchers hope that work with the molecule, biliatresone, will lead to understanding of the conditions in humans.

New book focuses on ASP member Bob Pettit

Monday, June 1st, 2015

A new book focusing on the research of Bob Pettit will appear soon.
Waging War on Cancer. Dr. Pettit’s Lifelong Quest to Find Cures by Robert S. Byars. FriesenPress. ISBN 978-1-4602-5976-4 (Hardcover; 978-1-4602-5977-1, Paperback; 978-1-4602-5978-8, eBook).

Ernest Wenkert, 16 October 1925-20 June 2014

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The noted alkaloid chemist, emeritus professor at University of California San Diego, dies at age 88.