Attention Emory students: The syllabus for HLTH440: Botanical Medicine and Health is now available here. More info on the course can also be found on the etnobotanica.us website here.
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This is a wonderful opportunity for all #WomenInSTEM 🙂
My @aaas @IfThenSheCan friends and all women in STEM, you might want to consider participating! https://t.co/DwxVa69ZYv
Happy #PhytochemicalFriday! Today: kaempferol - a bitter-tasting compound that is found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, particularly capers - the flower buds of Capparis spinosa (Brassicales). Kaempferol is an antioxidant and features in many traditional medicines.
Doesn't get better than this: #cats and #naturalproducts!
Nepetalactol was found to increase plasma β-endorphin levels in cats and also repels the mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Thus, self-anointing behavior helps to protect cats against mosquito bites. https://t.co/w9JXmRS9Xe
Fascinating study on the Mediterranean sea grass Posedonia oceanica!! Used in traditional medicine in Sicily to treat hemorrhoids and new study shows it also plays a role in cleaning up plastic waste in the 🌊 oceans!! Plants are too cool!!🤩🌿
Plants helping us out in all kinds of ways! @earthwatch_org https://t.co/IAlDBX6Ffm
⚕️❤️ Yes! “let the science speak”
Dr. Fauci says working under Biden is ‘a liberating feeling’
“This is going to be kind of a slow walk of evolution. We’re going to have to have tools that slowly develop with it,” Emory's Matthew Woodruff tells @AP about need for new #COVID19 treatments as the virus mutates
Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two curre...
This makes my ❤️ so happy!! Yay science!! Yay LEGO’s!! Go get those antibiotics in New Zealand!!
Productive day at work today. Even better that it involved Lego :) Big thanks to @QuaveEthnobot for publishing the instructions to build a Lego fraction collector. We’ve made some tweaks so it moves a bit more smoothly. Now to discover some new antibiotics with it 🤞
"You know, it's not that easy to come in and say, I want to do a book about a toothless guy who's poaching orchids in South Florida. It doesn't instantly grab you as a great story," said author @susanorlean about her book, "The Orchid Thief".
Susan Orlean Revisits 'The Orchid Thief' 20 Years Later
Author Susan Orlean revisits her wildly popular book "The Orchid Thief," about an orchid hunter living in South Florida. It's this month's Sundial Boo...
#UPDATE In a dramatic about-turn, the new US administration on Thursday thanked the World Health Organization (#WHO) for leading the global coronavirus pandemic response and vowed to remain a member state https://t.co/U8MBsiIqRm #AnthonyFauci #Fauci
Team Emory is awesome! They are ready for weekly COVID testing with classes beginning soon. Testing is crucial to keep our campus healthy—please make sure you're getting tested. More info: https://t.co/rITq1lnXpO
For those who couldn't make it at the event time, below is a recording of the session! The SEB Student Council thanks for great suggestions and inputs to @CillaWehi @QuaveEthnobot @RenataSoukand @salalberrywoman @repetebarbados
Excited to speak with middle and high school students in the Miami, FL area this morning for the #FairchildChallenge Green Treasures workshop!! @FairchildGarden
#Ethnobotany #MedicinalPlants #Outreach #SciComm #Science #education #botany #Florida
High School - Challenge 6: - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Challenge 6: Green Treasures – Fairchild’s Pharmacy For Individuals or Groups (2–5 students per group) — Maximum points: 200 (100 per entry; 2...
Join TODAY's free webinar COVID and the Botanical Industry: Perspectives from the Field live at 9 AM EST:
President Biden has now signed the executive order which means the US is rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Will be deposited with UN later today and take formal effect in 30 days
“For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us”
- Amanda Gorman
Our amazing Pultizer-Prize winner @jerichobrown has written an original poem for today's inauguration of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris.
You can read it, or listen to Jericho read his words, in the @NYTmag: https://t.co/i6Gz6NUMsF
Ethnoapiology: #Hallucinogenic Honey via @string
World's Largest Honey Bee Makes Rare Hallucinogenic Honey
Harvesters scale tall cliffs to collect this rare honey from Himalayan giant honeybees.
“Profound grief, but unprecedented opportunity”: @francesarnold, who will lead the outside science advisory council, says it is each generation's responsibility "to preserve our fragile planet, prepare our economy and our workforce for the future, and pass on a better world”
"The growing menace of bacterial resistance to #antibiotics is one of the most under-reported issues of our time," surgeon warns.
Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research.
We're excited to highlight some of the ground-breaking work undertaken in #pharmacology at #Emory!
We'll be posting links to papers from the labs of MSP, beginning with our most recent 2020 publications! Please follow, comment, and share!
#SciTwitter #SciComm #PhD #research
Wahoo! The Emory Molecular and Systems Pharmacology graduate program account (@EmoryMsp) has officially launched! Follow this to stay up to date on research from Emory faculty + amazing students + lab teams working on #drugdiscovery #pharmacology #infection #cancer + more!
Hello, world! This is the 1st tweet for the @EmoryUniversity @laneygradschool Molecular & Systems #Pharmacology graduate program! ⚕️
Follow our channel to keep up with the latest exciting research & educational activities happening with our MSP faculty & students! RT🙏 #PhDChat
“We should investigate sources that have already been used—in some cases for millennia—by humans to treat infections.” -#StandUptoSuperbugs Ambassador @QuaveEthnobot
Researcher Looks to Plants in Search for New Antibiotics
Dr. Cassandra Quave’s path to her work as a leader in antibiotic drug discovery research initiatives at Emory University in Atlanta started when she...
Whoa! Super #fungi in #space might help block harmful #radiation... by "eating" the radiation for energy. Take that gamma rays!
Chernobyl fungus could shield astronauts from cosmic radiation
A recent study tested how well the fungi species Cladosporium sphaerospermum blocked cosmic radiation aboard the International Space Station.
In that magical period between winter & spring in the NE US & Canada, tapped sugar maples yield buckets of clear sap. Once concentrated, the resulting sticky syrup is used as a natural sweetener for everything from breakfast treats to specialty cocktails.
Excited to be part of this collaborative paper with @fab_ethnopharm @anywar_godwin and L.A. Garbe.
We provide a new literature assessment tool for determining which #medicinalplant species to prioritize for lab studies. #ethnobotany #pharmacognosy
A Bibliographic Assessment Using the Degrees of Publication Method: Medicinal Plants from the Rural Greater Mpigi Region (Uganda)
In ethnopharmacological research, many field assessment tools exist. Yet, these miss that critical point of how to really determine which species meri...
“Sharing both successes and failures helps scientists avoid repeating failed studies,” @QuaveEthnobot says of the important role data sharing plays in the fight against #antibioticresistance.
Scott taught me so much about plants in grad school! He's a pro!
This is a great opportunity for folks to learn more about those pretty plants found in your homes and offices! 🌿🤩
I'm thrilled to announce I'm teaching a 2nd round of The #Botany of #Houseplants, a 4-session webinar course starting Feb 6, 2021 at 8pm Eastern (better time for folks in Asia & Pacific). It will cover lots of cool topics. US$25. Course schedule is here: https://t.co/OeQLZHbajt
NEW ARTICLE PUBLISHED!
In ethnopharmacological research, existing field assessment tools miss that critical point of how to really determine which species merit the costly lab studies. This gap can be filled by the Degrees of Publication (DoP) method.
It's today! We're excited to launch our new pandemic resource! Here you can find 1) data on the impact of the pandemic on #WomenInSTEM 2) recommendations to STEM employers to support them 3) policies & support programs 4) Pandemic/STEM news. #PandemicParenting #AcademicParents
.@QuaveEthnobot’s data is the latest addition to @pewhealth’s open access #antibiotic research tool, following a contribution from @Merck in October.
SPARK Receives New Data from Merck and Kyorin