Navigation Links
Anti-cancer drug discovery partnership formed between UMMC and Ole Miss
Date:5/17/2011

JACKSON, Miss. A new partnership to search for cancer-fighting drugs combines compound-identification and screening expertise at the University of Mississippi's National Center for Natural Products Research with the drug development and clinical-trials capabilities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute.

An agreement announced today between the Oxford-based NCNPR and the Cancer Institute in Jackson creates the Drug Discovery Core, which will be directed by Dr. David Pasco, assistant director of the Natural Products Center and research professor in pharmacognosy.

The drug discovery process begins at the NCNPR, where researchers collect plants and other natural products, create extracts and screens them for activity against given targets. Under the new agreement the most promising anti-cancer compounds will be further isolated and sent to Jackson for development and testing.

"Cancer institutes usually have some type of drug discovery program," Pasco said. "Since Dr. Miele's arrival, Dr. Larry Walker (director of the NCNPR) and I have been talking with him about this venture."

Dr. Lucio Miele took the Cancer Institute directorship in summer 2009. He's worked to expand the institute's research mission by hiring scientists, purchasing high-tech equipment and forging partnerships with other institutions. Founding the Drug Discovery Core is a milestone in that effort.

"Development of new anti-cancer agents is one of the most important aspects if not the most important aspect of cancer research," Miele said. "The Natural Products Center has tremendous experience and this agreement increases the synergy between our two campuses.

"Natural products are a rich source of drug discovery and have yielded some of the most potent drugs we still use -- the best example being Taxol," Miele said, referencing a drug that UM researchers had a hand in developing as the NCNPR was first forming.


'/>"/>
Contact: Jack Mazurak
jmazurak@umc.edu
601-984-1970
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study suggests enzyme crucial to DNA replication may provide potent anti-cancer drug target
2. Scripps Research and MIT scientists discover class of potent anti-cancer compounds
3. Getting more anti-cancer medicine into the blood
4. Soft drink could enhance effects of an anti-cancer drug
5. Parkinsons disease: Excess of special protein identified as key to symptoms and possible new target for treatment with widely used anti-cancer drug imatinib
6. Researchers advance biosynthesis of potent anti-cancer drug Taxol
7. Researchers engineer microbes for low-cost production of anti-cancer drug, Taxol
8. Moffitt Cancer Center and GLG Pharma LLC sign licensing agreement to develop the next generation of targeted anti-cancer therapeutics
9. Moffitt Cancer Center and GLG Pharma, LLC sign licensing agreement to develop the next generation of targeted anti-cancer therapeutics
10. Program focuses on anti-cancer stem cell therapies
11. ASCO data highlight novel anti-cancer approach that exposes tumors to immune attack
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/22/2014)... ARBOR, Mich. Nearly 7 in 10 Americans ... a new national survey by researchers at the University ... with children under the age of 18 at home, ... more likely than other adults to support universal coverage ... appear in the Journal of the American Medical ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer are 70 ... percentage, these elderly patients are not well represented in ... made it difficult to reach evidence based clinical recommendations. ... Task Force and Lung Cancer Group along with the ... opinion on managing treatment for elderly patients with non-small ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... parallel with modern man ( Homo sapiens ), there were ... side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered ... survived. What was it in our genetic makeup that gave ... known about our unique genetic makeup as distinguished from our ... we are the only species among them ,to survive. Even ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... DC -- When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, ... a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can ... stress disorder and some forms of autism. , Until ... have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past ... herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... may be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in ... revealed how men,s testosterone levels may be determined before ... less of the hormone than others is important because ... of the hormone have been linked to obesity, diabetes ... cells responsible for producing testosterone in adults known ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:More than two-thirds of Americans support mandated coverage of birth control in health plans 2Health News:EORTC and SIOG update expert opinion on management of elderly patients with NSCLC 2Health News:What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans? 2Health News:Life stressors trigger neurological disorders, researchers find 2
... designed to treat chronic inflammatory conditions and leukemia resulted ... men involved in the trail becoming seriously ill. ... drug reaction. ,Dr. Ganesh Suntharalingam and colleagues ... immune system overreaction, known as a cytokine storm, was ...
... Clinton and Microsoft boss Bill Gates said inadequate access to ... combating the AIDS epidemic, in addresses to the largest ever ... continue to fight the stigma and stop people from being ... ,Both Clinton and Gates have donated billions of dollars ...
... be programmed to encourage fidgeting and other restless behaviors that ... research published by The American Physiological Society. ,The ... lean are more sensitive to a chemical produced in the ... such as fidgeting and other unconscious movements. Compared to rats ...
... good alternative for identifying risks for kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, ... a researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, has ... incapable of picking up chronic health risks among the elderly., ... at risk for kidney disease, this is an important message: ...
... Neurosciences Institute in Rockville have claimed that the discovery ... patients// with Alzheimer's disease, could be developed as a ... ,The researchers explained that not only would be quick ... test for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, which as of now ...
... Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, ... noted that Mercury pollution// can threaten the health of ... remote corners of the planet, but reducing mercury use ... declaration essentially says that mercury pollution is a problem ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experimental Drug Causes Cytokine Storm 2Health News:Biological Basis Behind a Couch Potato 2Health News:Biological Basis Behind a Couch Potato 3Health News:Cystatin C Test- A Reliable Test to Detect Chronic Health Risks 2Health News:Cystatin C Test- A Reliable Test to Detect Chronic Health Risks 3Health News:Scientists Claim Developing A New Skin Test For The Early Detection Of Alzheimer’ 2Health News:Dangers Of Mercury 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... R.I. , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, ... filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of ... to achieve targeted tumor cell death.  ... small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 The Cadence Fitness & ... Center by the Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization ... their full potential. The Cadence Fitness & Health Center ... suburbs and second in the Chicagoland area. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... Worldwide Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Insulin Pumps are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17
... Calif., Oct. 27 ... beamforming technology, analog-front-end semiconductors and solutions for the ... Ultrasound Beamforming Development Kit.  Based on Samplify,s AutoFocus™ ... solution for the ultrasound front end, from probe ...
... Oct. 27 Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... revenues during the three months ended September 30, 2010 in ... ended September 30, 2009.  This was an increase of 34.8% for ... Despite a down global economy, Solos has been able ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Samplify's New Medical Ultrasound Development Kit Accelerates Equipment Time to Market By Up to 12 Months 2Samplify's New Medical Ultrasound Development Kit Accelerates Equipment Time to Market By Up to 12 Months 3Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Revenue Grows 34.8% for Third Quarter 2010 2
... System is designed to help physicians provide ... leg. Endovenous laser therapy is a patient-friendly ... of varicose veins., In endovenous laser therapy, ... the varicosed vein, generally through a small ...
ELVeS is a new minimally-invasive laser treatment for patients with superficial vein reflux of the greater saphenous vein. The ELVeS laser treatment offers your patients an effective out-patient alt...
Using proven 1064 nm technology for the treatment of deeper lesions, the Lumenis One Multi-Spot Nd:YAG module provides versatility allowing targeted treatment of leg veins, vascular lesions, facial w...
... #1 physician choice in laser treatment, brings ... superficial vein reflux. EVLT is a minimally ... stripping that effectively and safely treats varicose ... occlude the vein. The procedure is easy ...
Medicine Products: