Archive for the ‘Natural Products News’ Category

Workshop: Addressing Challenges in the Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety herbals or herbal dietary supplements

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Workshop: Addressing Challenges in the Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety
herbals or herbal dietary supplements

April 26-27, 2016,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Location: Lister Hill Auditorium
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/about/presscenter/events/2016/index.html

Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now accepting applications for the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum on June 7–9, 2016, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

This 3-day practicum will provide a thorough overview on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research.

Please share this information with your colleagues who might be interested in applying to attend—especially faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in the subject. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4, 2016.

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. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2015/12/08/i-owe-my-career-to-muslim-scientists-who-came-to-america/

Practice of Pharmacognosy Leads to Three New Nobel Prize Winners

Friday, October 9th, 2015

ASP Press release – 9 October 2015, http://www.pharmacognosy.us/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015_Nobel_Press_Release.pdf.

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 (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.