Tag Archives: anticancer

This Little Epo Goes to Market

One of the very first articles I wrote for Elemental Discoveries (Issue 3 in March 1997, it was) was on the subject of a novel class of anticancer compound that had been isolated from soil bacteria. The article (archived now …

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A Tasty Approach to Flavanoids

The flavanone structure is a tough act to swallow, synthetically speaking. Its the common skeleton for flavonoids and other compounds in plant-derived food and drink, such as red wine, dark chocolate, green tea, soy, milk thistle, kosam root, and citrus …

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Natural Choice

Nature has provided the stock for pharmacy shelves for hundreds of years and is the ultimate medicinal chemist, according to research published in the March 23 issue of Journal of Natural Products. David Newman and Gordon Craig of the National …

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Blistering Barnacles – Bryostatin 2

Harvard University chemists have devised the first synthetic route to the potential anticancer drug bryostatin 2, which could also make it easier to produce the archetypal member of the group bryostatin 1 made as a defense chemical by marine barnacles. …

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