Archive for the ‘Natural Products News’ Category

A timely and thought-provoking article for Forbes magazine by ASP member Dr. David Kroll

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Dr. Kroll relates the contributions to his career of Muslim scientists in the U.S. and the world.

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).