Emory University ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave discusses how poisons in plants have been adapted to revolutionize modern medicine, everything from surgery to congestive heart failure and cancer treatments.
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The Most Important Policy Decision In Our Lifetimes
In a week dominated by horrible news, there are signs that the Senate may make the right choice when it passes a new response to the pandemic in July: 0/18
New Blog // An interview with Dr. Łukasz Łuczaj, an #ethnobotanist, University of Rzeszów, Poland. Łukasz discusses creating a nature encyclopedia at 3, why a dream influenced the course of his life and his compulsion to dig up and move plants around.
‘How I got here’ – Åukasz Åuczaj
An interview with Dr. Åukasz Åuczaj, an ethnobotanist at the University of RzeszÃ³w, Poland. Åukasz discusses creating a natureÂ encyclop...
Way to go Sarah!!
In addition to her philanthropic work in health outreach this summer, she is also a talented #undergrad researcher active in #QuaveLab during the academic year! @emorycollege @EmoryCSHH #proudPI
Emory University student Sarah Shabih is working with the student led nonprofit, TeleHealth For Seniors, to provide veterans with camera enabled devices to communicate with health professionals and family members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#PSA: PLEASE don't make #colchicine into the next #COVID #hydroxychloroquine fad/fiasco!! It has an extremely narrow therapeutic window with well-known toxicities leading to fatal outcomes at doses as low as 7 mg! #DATA needed on #efficacy & mechanism!
Update on colchicine, 2017
Colchicine is an ancient medication that is currently approved for the treatment of gout and FMF. However, colchicine has a wide range of anti-inflamm...
Hospitalized patients with #COVID19 who received #colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug traditionally used to treat gout & rheumatic disease, had improved time to clinical deterioration vs standard of care, a randomized open-label trial found.
@marynmck We urgently need hard laboratory #DATA on the efficacy of botanicals for combatting #COVID19 -not just correlations!! This is why I have teamed up w/ @EmoryMedicine virologist Dr. Serafianos & retasked #QuaveLab to work on testing >600 medicinal plant species against SARS-CoV-2.
@marynmck Oh! Please folks, be careful here. While certainly an effective drug for gout, #Colchicine from Autumn crocus has a very narrow therapeutic window ☠️ That means that the toxic dose & medicinal dose are very close & the wrong dose can be fatal! Fatalities reported even at 7mg!
SILPHIUM: THE LOST WONDER PLANT OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
Silphium was a highly prized & economically important plant in ancient Mediterranean cultures—a food, medicine, & cosmetic. The city of Cyrene even put the plant on its coins. But to this day its identity remains a mystery.
From @WHO @DrTedros
"More than 10.3 million cases of #COVID19 have now been reported to WHO and more than 506,000 deaths.
For the past week, the number of new cases has exceeded 160,000 on every single day.
60% of all cases so far have been reported just in the past month."
Free webinar this week: “Reimagine ethnopharmacology”, coming up on July 4th, 6:00 PM (IST) (1:30 pm Greenwich time, 8:30 am NY/DC time)
The Chemistry of Kratom [Mitragyna speciosa] by Postdoc Laura Flores in the Oberlies lab in collaboration with @nadjacech @UNCG_Mass_Spec @dtodd678 @jkellogg916 @UNCG_CAS
Can confirm: Very cool course
Attn: #Emory #undergrads! I'm offering the featured course in "Botanical Medicine & Health" fully online in Fall 2020 🧪🌿💊 Redesigned w/ engaging videos, readings & in-class (zoom) group activities😊
Counts towards 3 majors: HLTH440/BIOL442/ANT440!
A great virtual training session on the Biodiversity Heritage Library @BioDivLibrary by @SILibraries https://t.co/ofmxjNOL7M
Osteospermum Purple Stripe, I could look at those petals all day 😍#flowers #gardening #petals
Check out this awesome paper on shelf-life of goldenseal with my amazing mentors @hailceezur, @jkellogg916, @nadjacech
#WomenInSTEM #firstauthor #goldenseal
Focus: Plant-based Medicine and Pharmacology: Chemical Evaluation of the Effects of Storage Conditions on the Botanical Goldenseal using Marker-based and Metabolomics Approaches
Hydrastis canadensis, commonly known as goldenseal, is a botanical native to the southeastern United States that has been used for the treatment of in...
Our research in Cuatro Ciénegas in Science!
Pools in the Mexican desert are a window into Earth’s early life
Drainage threatens unique microbes in Cuatro Ciénegas oasis
More than half the world's population live in urban areas. #Cities represent a new frontier for #PlantScience research.
Read the Editorial: https://t.co/avsFT9o1NI
You can find Cassandra here @QuaveEthnobot and follow her podcast here @FoodiePharma. There's more info on the book at: https://t.co/rg3tRDdOcg
You can find it on your podcast app or listen along here. Thanks Cassandra!
Foodie Pharmacology: Figs! Gods, Wasps and Stranglers with Dr. Mike Shanahan
Hello fellow foodies! On this episode, we’re going to dive into the stories behind one of my favorite summertime fruits – figs! As a kid, I was ne...
I had a great time talking to Dr. Cassandra Quave recently for her Foodie Pharmacology #podcast. We talked about why fig trees are so important in rainforests, how they influenced human evolution and culture, and how they can help us tackle some big problems facing life on Earth.