Press Release | Bentham Science announces an important new journal, ‘Coronaviruses’

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Bentham Science announces an important new journal, Coronaviruses to cover the latest research on coronavirus- related outbreak and the methods employed to treat coronavirus infections. Every article in the first issue of the journal will be published as Open Access (Free-to-download) for a limited time period of three months. The Editor-in-Chief of the journal is Prof. D. Liu at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan , China, a world leading institution on virus research. The Honorary Editors of the journal are Prof. Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate) and Prof. Atta-Ur-Rahman, FRS (Academician Chinese Academy of Sciences, and UNESCO Science Laureate).

Coronaviruses will publish original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on all aspects of coronaviruses such as their origins, types, transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiological, demographic, clinical and genomic characteristics etc. The Journal will also cover case reports and studies on outbreak of coronaviruses, their symptoms, related diseases, prevention, treatment regimens and development of new drugs.

The journal will be essential reading for virologists, epidemiologists, microbiologists and healthcare workers interested in the latest information about coronaviridae. Visit the journal website for further details: https://benthamscience.com/journals/Coronaviruses/

 

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Press Release | The eighth edition of Topics in Anti-Cancer Research has been issued

 

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This volume focuses mainly on the new approaches and challenges encountered in cancer stem cell therapy.

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The current book series discusses the advancement in effective cancer therapy and deals with the developments of new drugs and new patented targets, agents and synthetic compounds. The following areas have been highlighted in this volume:

  • Recent patent literature reveals the role of estrogen as endocrine disruptor through inhibition of the AF1 Domain of liganded and unliganded Estrogen Receptors (ERs).
  • Natural and potent synthetic phenazines patent derivatives with substituent groups i.e. alkyl, amide, carboxylic acid, aldehyde, and pyrano groups show potent anticancer activities.
  • The potential role of ShcA proteins in stimulating metastasis and advancement of cancer will offer the new tools for cancer therapy. New approaches and challenges for cancer stem cell aiming at cancer therapy is included in this volume.
  • The anti-tumor activity of mono Bcl-2 inhibitors and Bcl-2 inhibitors in combination with rapologs will be a novel beneficial invention for the cure of advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) as well as other cancer.

The diversity of research topics published in this series will be valuable for cancer researchers, clinicians and cancer professionals aiming to develop new anti-cancer targets and patents for the treatment of various cancers.

About The Editors:

Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968), has 1150 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 775 research publications, 43 international patents, 70 chapters in books and 254 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry journals. He is Editor of the world’s leading encyclopaedic series of volumes on natural products “Studies in Natural Product Chemistry” 60 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship by Elsevier during the last two decades.

Dr. Khurshid Zaman completed her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from H.E.J. Institute of Chemistry, Karachi, Pakistan. Some research work on trace element analysis and Liver regeneration was carried out from Lund University Sweden during her Ph.D. She has done Post Doc. Research from Hamdard University in collaboration with H.E.J. Institute of Chemistry, Karachi, Pakistan and from Geneva, Switzerland in the area of tissue culture. She has published research papers, reviews and edited several book series volumes. She was the Editor of Pakistan Journal of Scientific Research. Dr. Zaman is currently serving as the Executive Editor of Patent Journals and Book series at Bentham Science Publishers. She is also a member of WAME and UNIDO Assessor in Laboratory Accreditation ISO/IEC 17025. Read full Press Release to find out more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/bsp-tee011620.php

 

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Press Release | Contemporary Research On Bryophytes is now published

 

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A book providing comprehensive updates on the current trends in the field of bryology

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‘Contemporary Research on Bryophytes’ is edited by Dr Afroz Alam, who received his initial training in bryological research at the Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow – an internationally acclaimed and foremost centre of research in the field of plant sciences in India for nearly eight decades. The book is a phenomenal effort in compiling the diverse aspects of bryology into 12 articles contributed by Indian as well as overseas bryologists specially from Brazil and Pakistan, covering the current status of bryological research in these countries. It highlights the contributions in the conservation of endangered bryophytes through tissue culture, the present status of Antarctic bryology, application of molecular approaches and bioinformatics to study bryophytes besides morphology, taxonomy and bryodiversity. The information provided encompasses both the classical and modern aspects of research in bryology which is beneficial to readers. The book will serve as a reference resource to both the undergraduates and graduates as well as specialized researchers in plant sciences. Read full Press Release to find out more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/bsp-cro011620.php

About the Editor: Dr. Afroz Alam has been involved in teaching and research since the year 2000 in Plant Science, with a focus on Bryology, Plant Systematics and Phytodiversity. He has completed his Ph.D (Botany) from University of Lucknow (India), in 2006, and also qualify National Eligibility Test in 2004. He worked as Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi (India) till 2010. In 2010, he joined the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith as Assistant Professor and is presently working as Associate Professor there. He has about 150 research publications and 10 books to his credit. He has also guided 6 scholars for their doctorate degree. He is a life member of Association for Plant Taxonomy, Indian Bryological Association and Indian Botanical Society. He is also associated with the internationally recognized ‘Banasthali University Rajasthan India’ (BURI) herbarium as a curator.

 

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Press Release | Making blood on demand: How far have we come?

 

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The article by Dr. Mo Li et al. is published in Current Genomics, 2019

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For more information please visit: http://www.eurekaselect.com/node/175820/article/hematopoietic-differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-hox-and-gata-transcription-factors-as-master-regulators

Press Release | New book series aims to provide frontier reviews on anti-infective agents

 

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Frontiers in Anti-Infective Agents is a book series that focuses on antibiotics and vaccines, both current and new.

The series is essential reading for general readers, healthcare professionals, researchers and academicians actively involved in research on infectious diseases and anti-infective therapeutic drugs.

The first volume is a comprehensive documentation on major infectious diseases from tropical countries which pose a serious threat to global healthcare programs. These include diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, leishmaniasis (kala-azar), elephantiasis, malaria, leprosy, various fungal disorders and emergent viral diseases. Due to the widespread use of antibiotics, there is an emergence of drug resistant pathogens in many regions. Hence, there is a need to search for novel, cost-effective bioactive compounds that demonstrate high efficacy and low toxicity in human cells from unexplored ecosystems to combat emerging drug resistant pathogens. Chapters written for this volume focus on the pathogenesis and etiology of each of the mentioned diseases, updated WHO reports wherever applicable, conventional drugs and their pharmacokinetics as well as new approaches to develop anti-infective agents.

The authors also present a detailed report on multi-drug resistant pathogens (‘superbugs’) and new measures being taken up to eradicate them. Information about new antimicrobials (bioactive peptides and silk protein sericin) and the approaches taken by scientists and healthcare professionals for successful targeting of these molecules for human medicine. For more information, please visit: https://benthambooks.com/book/9789811432736/https://benthambooks.com/book/9789811432736/

About The Editors:

Dr. K. Tamreihao completed his PhD and Master of Science from the Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University, India. He is working as PDF in a project sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. His research interest lies in the area of plant growth promotion by actinobacteria and feather degradation by keratinolytic actinobacteria and the biofertilizing potential of degraded feathers.

Dr Saikat Mukherjee completed his M.Sc (Biotechnology) from Calcutta University and PhD from CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata. He has participated in postdoctoral research programs in University of Geneva, Switzerland and Manipur University, India. His research expertise is in mitochondrial bioenergetics and purification of protein complexes from protozoal, human, bacterial and algal systems.

Prof. Debananda S. Ningthoujam earned his Masters of Science (Life Sciences) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and PhD (Environmental Biotechnology) from NEERI, Nagpur. He is currently working as a Professor of Biochemistry at the university of Manipur. Prof. Ningthoujam is a life member of several scientific society including AMI, BRSI, SBC, ASM and ISCA. He is actively researching actinomycete biology and biotechnology and has several completed and ongoing projects to his credit. Six new actinomycete species have been reported from his lab. Prof. Ningthoujam has over 25 years of teaching experience and five research scholars have earned their PhDs under his mentorship. He has also supervised several PDF candidates.

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Press Release | The mechanism of programmed aging: The way to creation a real remedy for senescence

 

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The article by Dr. Alexander G. Trubitsyn is published in Current Aging Science, 2019

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Nature has sentenced humans to an inevitable death from the time of birth; the natural instrument of execution is the aging process. According to modern scientific notions, only two root causes of aging can be: stochastic physiological damage or the implementation of a special genetic program in the body. The first supposition is dominated from the onset of gerontology to the present day. Indeed, experiments provide conclusive evidence that infections produce toxins, that mitochondria generate ROS which cause mutations in nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, that errors occur in the processes of DNA reduplication, transcription and translation, that lipid peroxidation occurs in membranes, that non-enzymatic glycolysis and crosslinking between molecules occurs, and more; all of this accumulates over time. These facts leave no doubt about the cause of aging and suggest the clear measures to combat it. Almost all experiments aimed at increasing the maximum longevity of animals are reduced ultimately to methods that involve the prevention or restoration of this damage. A lot of different approaches have been tried, but the maximum animal longevity has remained unshakable. These results testify unequivocally that the concept of stochastic physiological damages accumulation is incorrect and therefore the alternative concept of genetically programmed aging is true.

In support of this conclusion, in the last decade, convincing experimental evidence has been found that the aging process is under direct genetic control: dysfunction of a single gene can increase the maximum lifespan of animals (several times for some invertebrates). About 80 such genes have been identified to date. However, this way of prolonging life has proved unsuitable for human due to dangerous side effects. Currently, only unfounded assumptions have been made about the existence of a genetic aging program, but there is no explanation for many empirically discovered phenomena, including this life-extending effect.

A fundamentally new mechanism of programmed aging is presented in this article by Alexander G. Trubitsyn (Institute of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences). The mechanism of programmed aging has turned out to be much more complicated than that of accumulation of stochastic physiological damages. The destructive stochastic processes that are observed by researchers serve as the mechanism of execution of aging program rather than its root cause which should be fought.

A special bioenergetics aging clock follows from this mechanism of programmed aging and some other empirical data as a logical consequence. This clock gives us an opportunity to clarify nature of the above mentioned empirically found methods of life extending. It is this clock that sets the maximum species-specific longevity. This clock enables us to interpret all discovered phenomena concerning aging and longevity: the nature of the life-lengthening effect under calorie restriction (CR) and numerous CR-mimetic factors. It gives us an opportunity to understand why a bat and a bird lives 10 times longer than a terrestrial animal of a similar size, and a naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) has an impressively longer longevity in comparison with a home mouse, the nature of negligible senescence of some species and why cancer cells are immortal, and so on.

Most importantly, this special aging clock opens up a fundamentally new way of searching the means to control the aging process. Fundamental research in the field of molecular biology and related areas has already discovered the basic details of this clock, although even the authors of these studies are mostly not aware of the role of their discoveries in the mechanism of programed aging. These data, gathered together, provide insights into the molecular structure and functioning of the bioenergetics aging clock. This makes it possible to outline practical research on the management of the course of this clock, and hence the longevity. Three possible approaches to modify the course of this clock are visible. A creation of actual remedy for senescence in the near future looks like a real possibility. For more information, please visit: https://www.eurekaselect.com/node/175622/article/the-mechanism-of-programmed-aging-the-way-to-creation-a-real-remedy-for-senescence

 

 

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