Navigation Links
Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

Scientists may be one step closer to finding new drugs to fight MRSA, cancers and other diseases, after CABI, a leading bioservices organisation announced that its fungal collection will be screened by the University of Strathclyde.

CABI houses one of the world’s largest genetic resource collections of fungi, numbered at over 28,000 strains, including Fleming’s original penicillin producing isolate. They will be supplying the University of Strathclyde’s Institute for Drug Research (SIDR) with extracts from filamentous fungi which will be screened to identify pharmaceutically active compounds, which could potentially be developed into drugs.

Joan Kelley, Executive Director Bioservices, CABI said:

“This is a really exciting collaboration and we are looking forward to working with the expertise of the scientists at SIDR. We are hopeful that our partnership will prove the winning formula for discovering new pharmaceutical drugs to fight cancers, diseases and resistant strains of infections such as MRSA.”

SIDR brings together scientists from different disciplines to focus on drug discovery. They have developed test systems to detect biological activity in samples of natural products that could lead to new medicinal products. Previous work at SIDR found activities from plant extracts against diabetes, obesity and psoriasis.

Professor Alan Harvey, Director of SIDR said:

“We are delighted to be working with CABI and to have access to their fantastic source of fungal samples. We hope that this novel source of chemical diversity will contain new compounds that can be used to point the way to new drugs for serious diseases.”

CABI currently uses its fungal collection, along with the expertise of its scientists to offer a range of services to businesses, including fungal identification, sales, preservations, patenting, training and consultancy. The partnership with SIDR will see CABI’s collection taken one
'"/>

Source:CABI


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Novel Therapy Tested in Mice Could Chase Away Cat Allergies
2. Spider Venom Could Yield Eco-Friendly Insecticides
3. New Breast Cancer Test Could Save Lives
4. Discovery Could Lead To Novel Approaches In HIV Treatment
5. New Drugs For Bad Bugs: UF Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal
6. Protein Discovery Could Unlock The Secret To Better TB Treatment
7. Could microbes solve Russias chemical weapons conundrum?
8. Natural Killers Could Lead to New Hepatitis Treatments
9. Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?
10. Cant serve an ace? Could be muscle fatigue
11. Transplanting Animal Organs Could Soon Be A Reality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Could fungal collection hold the key new life saving drugs

(Date:4/17/2014)... one per eight hundred births, Down syndrome - or ... of intellectual disability. It results from a chromosomal abnormality ... of chromosome 21 (1% of the human genome). A ... the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at the ... Nature , shed light on how the extra ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... House honored Clemson professor Rajendra Singh Thursday as ... promote and expand solar deployment in the residential, ... Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering ... is considered a local hero leading the charge ... opportunity in solar power and driving policy changes ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... are implicated in many serious conditions such as heart ... target for drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still much ... research provides fresh and unexpected insight into the structure ... - β-subunit molecules - which are responsible for ,fine-tuning, ... in the most recent edition of the Journal ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Trisomy 21: How an extra little chromosome throws the entire genome off balance 2Trisomy 21: How an extra little chromosome throws the entire genome off balance 3White House honors Clemson professor as 'Champion of Change' for solar deployment 2Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed 2
... Sept. 16, 2008 Researchers at UT Southwestern ... electrical stimulation of nerves by outfitting electrodes with ... of basic black, formed from carbon nanotubes. ... transmitted by electrodes, which researchers say is a ...
... CORVALLIS, Ore. More than 125 years ago Charles Darwin ... the night, not the day and this week, scientists ... phenomenon. These rhythmic growth spurts, and the ability of ... by genes involved in circadian rhythms the "biological clock" ...
... Scientists have discovered that certain fish are capable of ... includes striking images of fish fluorescing vivid red ... sunlight by sea-water, objects which look red under normal ... This has contributed to the belief among marine biologists ...
Cached Biology News:Coating improves electrical stimulation therapy used for Parkinson's, depression, chronic pain 2'Biological clock' genes control plant growth 2
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Bill Jacobs Automotive, a group of car dealerships headquartered in ... Heartland Blood Center and offering free oil change coupons for ... Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Bill Jacobs Cadillac and Chevrolet ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46637 )  The Bill Jacobs Auto ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014   Niagara Thermal Products is proud to ... Technologies LLC ("B3") as the critical thermal component supplier ... the Army Corps of Engineers.  B3 has developed the ... contaminants and destroys VOCs and other chemical pollutants, allergens ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Cynvenio, a cancer diagnostics company focused ... analysis of tumor cells in the bloodstream, today announced ... decision support application powered by CollabRx, Inc. , ... test, Therapy Finder will provide breast cancer patients and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... RedBrick Health , a fast-growing leader in consumer ... EmblemHealth , the New York ... the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined with the RedBrick ... members. EmblemHealth is among the first health plans in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Join the Bill Jacobs Auto blood drive and receive a free oil change 2Niagara Thermal Products LLC Selected as Critical Supplier for Buffalo BioBlower Air Purification Systems 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3
... 20 Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ... and Chief Executive Officer will present at the 10th ... September 29-30, 2010 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in ... can access a replay of the Company,s recent presentation ...
... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var ... var shortURL = ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) ... grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = data.results[r]; break; } for (var ...
... energy could be a central alternative to petroleum-based energy ... the same energy yield and is more expensive to ... solar energy production on the environment is incomplete, experts ... benefits and detriments of solar power, a research team ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cardium to Present at 10th Annual Biotech in Europe Investor Forum 2China-Biotics Hosted its First Investor Day Event 2China-Biotics Hosted its First Investor Day Event 3China-Biotics Hosted its First Investor Day Event 4China-Biotics Hosted its First Investor Day Event 5China-Biotics Hosted its First Investor Day Event 6China-Biotics Hosted its First Investor Day Event 7China-Biotics Hosted its First Investor Day Event 8Research team assesses environmental impact of organic solar cells 2
... is one of several isoprostanes produced from arachidonic ... renal vasoconstrictor in the rat. 8-iso PGE2 inhibits ... of 0.5 and 5 µM, respectively. When infused ... a concentration of 4 mg/kg/min, 8-iso PGE2 decreases ...
DNA Polymerase I Large (Klenow) Fragment is a DNA polymerase that lacks the 5'Cut Site3' exodeoxyribonuclease activity of intact DNA Polymerase I but it contains the 3'Cut Site5' exodeoxyribonuclease...
... offers both high-speed and high-volume versatility ... rotor options, making it ideal for a ... Versatility , High-speed (up to 15,000 ... high-volume (4 x 250mL) swinging bucket rotors ...
Guanylate Kinase Purified Anti-Mouse, Anti-Rat clone 28, Isotype Mouse IgG 1 , 50 µg Consult technical datasheet for details....
Biology Products: