Medicines From The Seas

  • Publication Year: 2023
  • ISBN: 9781774693742
  • Price: $175
  • Publisher: Delve Publishing
  • Binding Type: Hardcover

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Man has always been on a quest for answers and the search for molecules suitable to target ailments or their causes such as pathogens has intensified with the COVID-19 epidemic. The marine environment is home to 32 of the 33 animal phyla that are recognized with 15 types exclusively only marine! This diversity in genetics opens up the avenue for chemical diversity setting the stage for novel drugs. This book is the first to describe the promise of marine organisms as a treasure chest of molecules to target a slew of diseases. This is inclusive of what has been presented by research in terms of quelling symptoms of diabetes, CVD and rheumatoid arthritis-that are all chronic conditions still on the quest for a "perfect cure".

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ShivSanjeevi Sripathi completed his Masters in Biotechnology from Mumbai University in 2008. He was awarded for academic excellence in both his Bachelors and Masters for securing second rank in Mumbai University in 2006 and first rank in his college: Kishinchand chellaram College. For his Masters he secured first rank in his college KET's V.G.Vaze College. He qualified CSIR and NET and and TOEFL in September 2008. He then worked on a stem cell project at the Specialized Centre for Cell Based Therapy (SCCT),KEM Hospital at Mumbai on a project entitled, : Isolation & detection of stem cells from Human Umbilical cord/ amniotic membrane" following which he worked at Junior Research Fellow at Microbiology & Cell Biology Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on cloning of cell wall genes and transcription factors in E.coli & M.smegmatis. As a writer, he has authored and co-authored 35 books on various aspects of biology such as bionics, molecular wires, cloning, hypertension, the epidemics of the 21st century, handling depression, camouflage, hygiene, immunology and many more with international publishers. He loves to read and share on interesting aspects of life sciences in books. In his free time he loves to travel and explore and give talks on spirituality, ancient customs and traditions.

Dr Prerna Pandey, a biotechnologist with several years of wet lab research experience, worked at International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi. Her field of research in PhD included isolation and molecular characterization of geminiviruses, genome sequencing, gene annotation, and gene silencing using the RNA interference technology. She has also worked at Transasia Biomedicals and Advance Enzyme Technologies as a scientist. Prerna has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has submitted a number of annotated Geminiviral genome sequences in the GenBank, including two novel ones. She has also completed her editing and proof-reading courses from Society for the promotion of Editors and Proofreaders, UK and now works as a freelance scientific editor and writer. When Prerna is not busy with her assignments, she loves to explore historical places.