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CDD Research Highlighted in MNDaily
Christine Salomon: Underground Research Drives Drug Research
CDD Research Among Top 10 Technologies of 2012
CDD Research on functional cosmetics for the protection and repair of photodamaged skin has been featured among top 10 technologies from the U
Center for Drug Design's Research on Popcorn Additive, Diacetyl (DA), and its relationship with Alzheimer's Disease featured in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)
A recently reported study out of the laboratories of Prof Robert Vince (Director, Center for Drug Design), raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. Evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease has been found. The study appears in American Chemical Society's (ACS) journal, Chemical Research in Toxicology and has been featured in July 23 edition of the Chemical and Engineering News magazine of ACS.
Perspectives on Natural Products and Drug Discovery
The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to discuss tools and strategies for characterizing natural products and testing their roles as drug candidates.
Topics to be covered:
- The importance and evolving role of natural products in drug discovery
- In search of natural products: tools and strategies
- Considerations for the identification, isolation, and testing of natural products and their active compounds
Speakers: Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn, Dr. Christine Salomon, and Dr. Bill Baker
Date: November 4, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM