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

Discover Magazine - Thu 12 Oct 17

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

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

ScienceNews - Thu 12 Oct 17

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

Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment - Thu 12 Oct 17

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 ...

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

Route to fiendishly complex marine molecule cut in half

Chemistry World - Fri 13 Oct 17

Shortcut to promising natural product already in Alzheimer’s and HIV trials

Bryostatin advances: A shorter synthesis and an HIV takedown

CandEN - Thu 12 Oct 17

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