Press Release | Hunan University of China has established “PROFESSOR ATTA-UR-REHMAN MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER”


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Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM) has established the Academician Professor Atta-ur-Rahman One Belt and One Road TCM Research Center at its main campus at Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province in China.

The inaugural ceremony for the research center was conducted on October 24, 2019, along with Annual Bio-TCM International Conference at HUCM. Dr. Wei Wang, Professor at Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, stated on behalf of the university.

“The University recognizes the contributions of Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in the field of traditional medicine. This center is indeed a humble recognition of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman’s tremendous scientific contributions in the field of traditional medicine, and his leadership of developing scientific collaboration between the two countries.”

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has a longstanding association with Bentham Science as the Editor in Chief of Current Medicinal Chemistry, a leading journal in the field of medicinal chemistry.

Dr. Atta-ur-RahmanFRS, is the Editor for Current Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Rahman won the UNESCO Science Prize and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (London). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Cambridge University. He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge University, and the Austrian government honored him with its high civil award (“Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande”) (2007) .He is Foreign Fellow (“Academician”) of Chinese and Korean Academy of Sciences.

Current Medicinal Chemistry (Impact factor 3.46), is one of the inaugural publications of Bentham Science Publishers. Now in its 26th volume, the journal continues to publish frontier reviews in the field, enabling researchers to stay at the forefront of pharmaceutical design, discovery and synthesis. More information about the journal can be found here. 


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Press Release | EMIDDT is now the official Journal of Italian Medical Endocrinology Association




Bentham Science Publishers is pleased to announce that the journal Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders – Drug Targets (EMIDDT) is now the official journal of Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AME) / Italian Medical Endocrinology Association. The journal is currently edited by Prof. Emilio Jirillo (University of Bari, Italy). Bentham Science Publishers wishes both the EMIDDT editorial board and AME society members a successful collaboration.


About AME

Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AME) is a professional society born from the need to bring together those who work daily in the field of clinical endocrinology in Italy. AME promotes initiatives aimed at a constant growth of endocrinology as a discipline by improving medical guidelines, organizing meetings, developing cognitive tools for healthcare professionals and facilitating the publication of relevant research. Learn more about AME here:



Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders – Drug Targets (EMIDDT) journal is devoted to full-length/ mini reviews and original articles of experimental and clinical studies in the field of endocrine, metabolic, and immune disorders. Specific emphasis is placed on humoral and cellular targets for natural, synthetic, and genetically engineered drugs that enhance or impair endocrine, metabolic, and immune parameters and functions. Moreover, the topics related to effects of food components and/or nutraceuticals on the endocrine-metabolic-immune axis and on microbioma composition are welcome. Find out more about the journal here:


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Press Release | Bentham Books Selected for Indexing by Clarivate Analytics


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We are pleased to announce the selection of 77 Bentham book titles by Clarivate Analytics for coverage in the Web of Science™ Core Collection platform. This addition extends our existing list of indexed books and reflects upon the sustained quality of our book titles in a broad range of fields in life sciences, engineering and social sciences. We wish to congratulate our eminent editors and authors on their hard work.

Here is the list of the indexed books:

          S. No           Title
1. Atlas on the Comparative Anatomy of the Retinae of Vertebrates
2. Hemolymph Proteins and Functional Peptides: Recent Advances in Insects and Other Arthropods, Vol 1
3. Rare Animals of India
4. Spatial Ecology: Patterns and Processes
5. Biodiversity and Biogeographic Patterns in Asia-Pacific Region I: Statistical Methods and Case Studies
6. Photonic Bandgap Structures: Novel Technological Platforms for Physical, Chemical and Biological Sensing
7. Mechatronic & Innovative Applications
8. Bridges’ Dynamics
9. Integrated Control of Citrus Pests in The Mediterranean Region
10. Brassinosteroids: Practical Applications in Agriculture and Human Health
11. Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology, Vol 1
12. Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control
13. Separating Pro-Environment Technologies for Waste Treatment, Soil and Sediments Remediation
14. State of the Art and Progress in Production of Biohydrogen
15. Biotechnological Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites
16. Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells
17. Towards A Unified Soil Mechanics Theory: The Use of Effective Stresses in Unsaturated Soils
18. Traditional Window Designs of Kirklareli, Turkey
19. Theory of Thin Antennas and Its Use in Antenna Engineering
20. Surgical Inflammation
21. Biochemistry of the Grape Berry
22. Communication Theory and Signal Processing for Transform Coding
23. Application of Chaos and Fractals to Computer Vision
24. Assessment and Mitigation of Indoor Radon Problem: A Case Book for Radon Professionals
25. Dimorphic Fungi: Their Importance as Models for Differentiation and Fungal Pathogenesis for Radon Professionals
26. Psychology of Cinematic Popular Culture and Educators’ Reflective Practices
27. Environmental Issues for the Twenty-First Century and their Impact on Human Health
28. Manual of Child Neurology: Problem Based Approach to Common Disorders
29. Phenotypic and Genotypic Diversity of Rhizobia
30. Recent Developments in Manufacturing Robotic Systems and Automation
31. Advances in Genome Science: Keeping Up with Genome Sequence and Expression, Vol 3
32. Outcomes Assessment in End – Stage Kidney Disease – Measurements and Applications in Clinical Practice
33. Thyroid Cancer: A Clinical Overview and a Useful Laboratory Manual
34. Otolaryngology for the Pediatrician
35. Tuberculosis Treatment: The Search For New Drugs
36. Chemoinformatics: Directions Toward Combating Neglected Diseases
37. Pleurotus Nebrodensis: A Very Special Mushroom
38. Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives
39. Medicinal Chemistry – Fusion of Traditional and Western Medicine, 2nd Edition
40. Humanitarian Crises and International Relations 1959-2013
41. Cutting Edge Therapies for Cancer in the 21st Century
42. Lung Function In Health And Disease: Basic Concepts of Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology
43. Advances in Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Vol 1
44. Advances in Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Vol 2
45. Latest Advances in Clinical and Pre-Clinical Cardiovascular MRI, Vol 1
46. Recent Advances Towards Improved Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Pollution
47. Lung Cancer: Clinical and Surgical Specifications
48. Good Quality Practice (GQP) in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: A Handbook
49. Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: Practical Guide for Clinical Management
50. Light Harvesting Nanomaterials
51. Frontiers in Occupational Health and Safety: Changes in the World of Work and Impacts on Occupational Health and Safety, Vol 1
52. Enterprise Architecture for Business Success
53. Capitalist Realism in Africa: Realities and Myths in Advertising
54. Markets, Business and Sustainability
55. Collaborative Governance and Public Innovation in Northern Europe
56. Anthrax: History, Biology, Global Distribution, Clinical Aspects, Immunology, and Molecular Biology
57. Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research HIV, Vol 2
58. Sialobiology: Biosynthesis, Structure and Function: Sialic Acid Glycoconjugates in Health and Disease
59. Frontiers on Recent Developments in Plant Science, Vol 1
60. Frontiers in Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, Vol 6
61. Frontiers in Anti-Infective Drug Discovery, Vol 4
62. Biological Models: From Knowledge Networks to Biological Models
63. Down Country Lanes, Behind Abandoned Houses
64. Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Display Technologies
65. Impacts of Skiing and Related Winter Recreational Activities on Mountain Environments
66. Polymeric Nanomedicines
67. Methods to Determine Enzymatic Activity
68. Ricin Toxin
69. Agricultural and Food Biotechnologies of Olea Europaea and Stone Fruits
70. Rab GTPases and Membrane Trafficking
71. Firms’ Strategic Decisions: Theoretical and Empirical Findings, Vol 2
72. Organoselenium Chemistry Between Synthesis and Biochemistry
73. Analysis of Regulatory DNA: Current Developments, Knowledge and Applications Uncovering Gene Regulation
74. Neurobiology of Mood Disorders
75. Research Topics in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol 3
76. Immunology of Pregnancy 2013
77. Economics: Current and Future Developments Vol 1: Interest Rate Modeling for Risk Management: Market Price of Interest Rate Risk

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eBooks Press Release — NEWS | Bentham Science Publishes New Edition Of Higgin’s Organ Donation Guide


Advances in the science of immunology have improved the success rate of organ transplantations since the mid twentieth century. Organ transplantation is now a lifesaving medical procedure for thousands of patients around the world with end-organ diseases.

The lifesaving potential of transplantation has been limited by the number and quality of appropriate organ donors. The evolution of brain death criteria by the Harvard Ad-Hoc Committee Report has opened the door to understanding the importance of medical, legal and ethical challenges of organ donation in support of the growth of the transplant science. The possibility of organ donation from living donors has enhanced organ availability for patients with kidney failure. Modern inotropes and immunosuppression regimens have been critical to the success of other organ transplant procedures. However, the cornerstone of successful transplantation continues to be the appropriate selection, evaluation, preservation of organ tissues and the successful surgical procurement process to mitigate the impact of tissue ischemia and reperfusion.

In the multi-organ donor: a guide to selection, preservation and procurement, the art and science of organ donation and tissue preservation is examined. Through this authoritative text by leaders in the field, the editors provide a state of the art review of modern preservation techniques, patient selection and screening criteria, as well as best practices for multi-organ procurement. Information presented in the book will familiarize readers with the initial steps of determining organ availability which ultimately enables health care professionals to realize the extraordinary potential of successful multi-organ transplant procedures. This guide is intended to be a fundamental resource for students, residents, faculty and staff for all disciplines allied to health care delivery and organ donation. To read out more, please visit:


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eBooks Press Release — NEWS | Fourth Volume of Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry

Editor: Atta-ur-Rahman; published on Oct 8, 2018.


Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to publishing monographs that highlight important advances in natural product chemistry. The series covers all aspects of research in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds, including research on natural substances derived from plants, microbes and animals. Reviews of structure elucidation, biological activity, organic and experimental synthesis of natural products as well as developments of new methods are also included in the series.

The fourth volume of the series brings seven reviews covering these topics:

  • natural antiamoebic medicines, analgesics and antimalarials
  • essential oils and cognitive performance
  • cannabis and drug development
  • lectins in biosensors
  • brassinosteroids

About The Editor:

Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968), has 1080 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 751 research publications, 37 international patents, 69 chapters in books and 221 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 encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products, Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, 54 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship by Elsevier during the last two decades.


Keywords: Natural Product Chemistry, Essential Oils, Biosensors, brassinosteroids, cannabis drug development, natural analgesics, antimalarials, lectins.

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Periodic Table Updated – Four New Elements Added


All chemistry textbooks throughout the world may need a brand new edition to keep them from getting outdated. This is because researchers in USA, Russia and Japan have discovered four new super-heavy elements to fill the seventh row. Last time the periodic table underwent additions in 2011 when elements 114 and 116 were included. The newest entrants are 113, 115, 117 and 118.

The US-based International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the global organization that looks after the chemical nomenclature, terminology and measurement validated the inclusion of the above on 30th December 2015. The elements are temporarily named according to their places for now as IUPAC has decided to name them after the teams that found and presented evidence for them. This would make element 113 the first ever to be named after an Asian team.

The Chemistry community can take honor and pride in having the periodic table nearly completed.

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Bentham Science News Alert!

A very exciting thematic issue on “Vaccines” will be published in Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery Volume 9-1, 2015 issue.
To submit abstract, please email at or visit
Recent Patents on Biomarkers and Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine has been indexed in EMBASE.

Bentham Science Publishers to preserve e-journals with Portico

News release date: October 31, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Bentham Science Publishers will be preserving its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. Bentham Science Publishers is based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. [BSP102014]

Bentham Science Publishers is a publishing company of scientific, technical, and medical literature based at Sharjah. Bentham publishes more than 130 subscription-based academic journals across fields of science, technology, and medicine.

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Nobel Prize Winners Join Editorial Board of Current Medicinal Chemistry

News release date: June 13, 2014

Nobel Prize Winners, Professor Jean-Marie Lehn and Professor Ferid Murad have joined as Honorary Senior Advisors to the Editorial Board of the journal, Current Medicinal Chemistry.

Professor Jean-Marie Lehn from France received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his work on synthesis of cryptands. Prof. Lehn was an early innovator in the field of supramolecular chemistry. His group has published in excess of 900 peer-reviewed research articles.

Professor Ferid Murad from USA received a Nobel Prize in 1998 in the discipline of Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. He is currently affiliated with George Washington University.

About Current Medicinal Chemistry

Current Medicinal Chemistry (Impact Factor 4.07) covers all the latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design. Each issue contains a series of timely in-depth reviews and guest edited thematic issues written by leaders in the field covering a range of the current topics in medicinal chemistry. The journal has already scored an impact factor of 4.02 as per journal citation report 2012. For more info click here

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