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2011-09-22 06:17:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A compound that was initially isolated from sharks may serve as an antiviral treatment, according to a new study. The compound -- known as squalamine -- has been studied in human clinical trials for treating cancer and eye disorders. In both lab and animal studies, the compound showed antiviral activity against human pathogens. "To realize that squalamine potentially has broad antiviral properties is immensely exciting, especially since we already know so much from...

2011-09-19 23:16:26

Scientist suggests that squalamine be explored as a human antiviral agent based on the reported discovery and its known safety profile in humans A compound initially isolated from sharks shows potential as a unique broad-spectrum human antiviral agent, according to a study led by a Georgetown University Medical Center investigator and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition online September 19. The compound, squalamine, has been in human clinical...

2011-07-21 13:06:54

Georgetown scientist teams up with dolphin experts to explore the sea animals' 'mysterious' wound healing abilities A Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) scientist who has previously discovered antimicrobial compounds in the skin of frogs and in the dogfish shark has now turned his attention to the remarkable wound healing abilities of dolphins. A dolphin's ability to heal quickly from a shark bite with apparent indifference to pain, resistance to infection, hemorrhage protection, and...

2008-06-25 15:03:08

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Dr. Michael Zasloff has been named as special advisor to the Company. In this role Dr. Zasloff will conduct a review of Immtech's drug development activities, including clinical research related to pafuramidine, a compound previously in development. "Dr. Zasloff's extensive experience in clinical research and drug development makes him a valuable addition to the Immtech team," said Eric L....


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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