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A Florida coastal seaweed could help fend off cancers and inflammatory diseases

Published: Sep 5th, 2013

A new defense against prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the United States, may come from a seaweed found off the coast of Florida. University of Florida […]

UF professor Hendrik Luesch and Lilibeth Salvador

Marine compound shows promise of improved drug treatment for COPD patients

Published: Feb 28th, 2013

Pharmacy researchers at the University of Florida have isolated a new marine compound they believe may lead to improved drug therapies […]

UF medicinal chemists modify sea bacteria byproduct for use as potential cancer drug

Published: Sep 1st, 2011

University of Florida pharmacy researchers have modified a toxic chemical produced by tiny marine microbes and successfully deployed it against laboratory models of colon cancer. Writing today in ACS Medicinal […]

New findings on UF marine compound shows versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

New findings on UF marine compound shows versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

A promising medicinal compound discovered in a marine organism by University of Florida pharmacy researchers is showing its versatility against multiple diseases. Having already demonstrated its power as an anti-tumor […]

Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment

Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment

Published: Sep 30th, 2010

A chemical compound made from a type of bacteria discovered in the Florida Keys by a University of Florida pharmacy researcher has shown effectiveness in fighting colon cancer in preclinical […]

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

Published: Aug 31st, 2010

In a race against time, University of Florida marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys while an ever-growing Gulf oil spill steadily migrates […]

UF researchers discovery may help the human body self heal

Published: Aug 31st, 2010

Hendrik Luesch collaborating with researchers at Harvard and Scripps, published his findings. Researchers from the University of Florida have discovered a molecule that may help enhance our body’s natural antioxidant […]