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Medicines From the Sea: Cancer Drugs to Everyday Products
You are invited to join us for a keynote lecture and a panel discussion followed by audience Q&A.

Around half of all approved pharmaceutical drugs, including antibiotics and anticancer agents, are based on natural products. These diverse organic molecules are variably produced by living organisms in response to their environments and may be used for defense against predators or infection, competition for space or protection from UV sun damage, for example. Natural products produced by fish, sponges, tunicates, seaweeds and microbes from the sea have up to four times higher rates of successful drug discovery than other naturally derived compounds. Life in the ocean has existed for some 3.7 billion years, three times as long as life on land, and resulted in far greater evolutionary diversity. The National Cancer Institute and academic researchers continue to study marine life, not only to discover new medicinal natural products but also to find and understand the genes and enzymes used to make natural products.

Learn more about the event---https://marinestudies.oregonstate.edu/about/medicines-sea-cancer-drugs-everyday-products-webinar-panel

May 12, 2021 03:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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