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Summary of Shen Lab Research in the News

(Last updated on August 29, 2016)

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2017

2016

Scripps Florida Scientists Discover New Natural Source of Potent Anti-Cancer Drugs PDF

Team Finds 'Missing Evolutionary Link' of a Widely Used Natural Drug Source PDF

2015

A New Golden Age of Natural Products Drug Discovery PDF

New Information About Bacterial Enzymes to Help Scientists Develop More Effective Antibiotics, Cancer Drugs PDF

Scripps Florida Scientists Determine How Antibiotic Gains Cancer-Killing Sulfur Atoms PDF

Natural Product Precursor Could Hit Cancer Selectively  PDF

Chemistry Inspired by Nature, Research Driven by Passion  PDF

Team Shows Antitumor Agent Can Be Activated by Natural Response to Cell Stress

Ben Shen receives the Promega Biotechnology Research Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

2014

Ben Shen named vice-chair of chemistry 

Direct route to natural products

Drug resistance mechanism that could impact development of two antibiotic drug candidates.

How a microbe resists its own antibiotics.

Bacterial resistance mechanism exposed: new antibiotics may follow.

2013

A new natural products library comes to town, TSRI News & Views, February 4, 2013.

2012

Bleomycin potency boost, C&E News, August 6, 2012

2011

The Scripps Research Institute appoints noted chemist to Florida faculty, TSRI news releases, January 31, 2011

Three TSRI professors elected fellows of American Academy of Microbiology,TSRI New releases, March 7, 2011

Targeting tryptophan,Editor’s choice, Science March 18, 2011

Promising drug lead for filariasis, C&E News, April 11, 2011

Natural Product Syntheses Analyzed, C&E News, August 15, 2011

Enzyme discovery for natural products, PSI:Nature StructuralBiologyKnowledgeBase (SBKB) News, September 2011

2010

Polyketide synthases don’t determine enediyne ring size, C&E News, June 14, 2010

2009

12-membered macrolides that may be useful for preventing cancer metastasis, Science-Business eXchange, January 2009

Engineered bacterium churns out two new key antibiotics, University of Wisconsin-Madison news releases, February 2009

2008

New chorismate metabolic pathway, C&E News, January 14, 2008

ACPs add up Research highlights in Nat. Chem. Biol. June 2008

Deciphering the genetic code for an anticancer agent Chemical biology new and research from cross Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, November 24, 2008

2007

Enediynes taught how to act better, C&E News, November 5, 2007

2006

Seeking cancer cures in nature University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsroon, August 9, 2006

2005

UW Will study natural remedies for cancer, Wisconsin State Journal, July 21, 2005

2003

Polyketide and non-ribosomal peptide synthases: falling together by coming apart, PNAS cover story and commentary, March 18, 2003

2002

Path to enediynes – engineering of biosynthetic route lead to better anticancer drugs, C&E News, August 19, 2002

Making C-O, too, This week in Science, Science, August 23, 2002

Chemistry highlights 2002 – a common polyketide pathway for enediyne biosynthesis, C&E News, December 16, 2002

2000

Enediyne research continues apace, C&E News, March 13, 2000

Bleomycin biosynthetic gene cluster cloned, C&E News, August 14, 2000