Dr. Kroll relates the contributions to his career of Muslim scientists in the U.S. and the world. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2015/12/08/i-owe-my-career-to-muslim-scientists-who-came-to-america/
Archive for the ‘Natural Products News’ Category
ASP Press release – 9 October 2015, http://www.pharmacognosy.us/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015_Nobel_Press_Release.pdf.
Development of vaccines for urushiol, the active compouond of poison ivy, was the focus of an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 Aug 2015 (http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20150823_Is_relief_near_for_poison-ivy_sufferers_.html). 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.
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 (http://bit.ly/1NtZ6Ge). The researchers hope that work with the molecule, biliatresone, will lead to understanding of the conditions in humans.
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).