Scientists discover key to a potential natural cancer treatment’s potency

Writing in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, a team led by chemist Ben Shen, Ph.D., described discovery of two new enzymes, ones with uniquely useful properties that could help in the fight against human diseases including cancer. The discovery, published last week, offers potentially easier ways to study and manufacture complex natural chemicals, including those that could become medicines.

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Cancer Researchers on the Rise

Mohammed Gbadamosi, Ph.D.

Mohammed Gbadamosi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, is the latest investigator featured in the UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Researchers on the Rise video series, which highlights young, promising cancer researchers at the University of Florida.

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Florida Lt. Gov. visits UF neuro-oncology labs

Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D., a UF Health physician-scientist and principal investigator with the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, shared updates on the UF Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy Initiative, including his innovative research using RNA nanoparticle vaccines.

Florida Lt. Gov. Jeannette Nunez visits the Adam Michael Rosen Neuro-Oncology Laboratories