Supplies of a Rare Cancer-Killing Compound Were Dwindling...Not Anymore

Bugula neritina is a rather inconspicuous marine organism. It looks like purplish seaweed, but itís actually a branching colony of individual, tentacled zooids (the technical term for individuals in a colonial invertebrate) that resemble badminton shuttlecocks. Itís abundant, invasive and widely viewed as a pest as it accumulates on ships, dock sides, buoys and intake valves. It might also contain a cure to some of humanityís most devastating diseases: cancer, HIV, Alzheimerís. Thatís

Supplies of a Rare Cancer-Killing Compound Were Dwindling...Not Anymore

Bugula neritina is a rather inconspicuous marine organism. It looks like purplish seaweed, but itís actually a branching colony of individual, tentacled zooids (the technical term for individuals ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Discover Magazine

A potential drug found in a sea creature can now be made in the lab

Cooking bryostatin 1 up in a lab lets researchers explore its potential as a drug.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from ScienceNews

Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment

A drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world's nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out just how effective it is - if only they could get ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment, Thu 12 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

Route to fiendishly complex marine molecule cut in half

Shortcut to promising natural product already in Alzheimerís and HIV trials

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Chemistry World

Bryostatin advances: A shorter synthesis and an HIV takedown

29-step route promises to boost dwindling supply of bryostatin 1, while an analog kicks latent virus out of cells and kills it

Thu 12 Oct 17 from CandEN

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