The Intellectual Property System in the Philippines

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on intellectual property (IP) the IP system in the Philippines by Atty. Elizabeth R. Pulumbarit, University Legal Counsel of the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office, University of the Philippines on September 3, 2012.

Mel Reichman on Pool Shark’s Cues for More Efficient Drug Discovery

submitted by: jcbradley
Mel Reichman, senior investigator and director of the LIMR Chemical Genomics Center at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research presents at the chemistry department at Drexel University on November 12, 2009. Introduction by Jean-Claude Bradley. Modern drug discovery by high-throughput screening (HTS) begins with testing hundreds of thousands of compounds in biological assays. The confirmed hit rate for typical HTS is less than 0.5%; therefore, 99.5% of the costs of HTS are for...

Cannabinoids

submitted by: alex01
Daniele Piomelli, PhD. - Another approach was discussed by D. Piomelli (University of California, Irvine). URB 597, an inhibitor of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), is expected to increase anandamide signaling and is being currently clinically tested in the therapy of pain. An increase in anandamide signaling may also be useful in the therapy of depression. This is a novel approach to the development of antidepressants. The signaling can be enhanced by blocking anadamide metabolism or by...