Tutorials

ABCS of Pharmacology
http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/medbydesign/chapter1.html

Nutrition: Vitamin and Minerals
From Open.edu and online university that creates peer reviewed resources on multiple subjects for their students and
the public.
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/oucontent/view.php?printable=1&id=2624#section1.3

News

2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2015/press.html

Chinese Researcher Youyou Tu discovers qinghaosu (artemisinin) to address malaria (mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite that causes fever, chills, and flu-like illness)
http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v17/n10/full/nm.2471.html

Dr. Ang Week 2 Lecture

How Taxol/paclitaxel kills cancer cells
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4161504/

Milk Thistle
MedLine Plus
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/138.html
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/milk-thistle-pdq

Gingko Biloba
MedLine Plus
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/333.html

What is Botanical
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/BotanicalBackground-HealthProfessional/

World Health Organization Topics
http://www.who.int/topics/en/

Dr. Ang Week 3 Lecture


Literature on Plant Sterols

Plant sterols: factors affecting their efficacy and safety as functional food ingredients
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC419367/

Cholesterol-lowering effect of plant sterols.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18937893

Functional Foods Fact Sheet: Plant Stanols and Sterols
http://www.foodinsight.org/Functional_Foods_Fact_Sheet_Plant_Stanols_and_Sterols

Lipid-altering effects of a dietary supplement tablet containing free plant sterols and stanols in men and women with primary hypercholesterolaemia: a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3399633=

Controversial role of plant sterol esters in the management of hypercholesterolaemia
http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/4/404.long

Structures of Molecules

Compound Summary for Allicin
http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Allicin#section=2D-Structure

The Pubchem Project
Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.
http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Regulation & Safety of Botanicals: Drugs or Dietary Supplements

Safety issues of botanicals and botanical preparations in functional foods
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15138044

Safety assessment of botanicals and botanical preparations used as ingredients in food supplements: testing an European Food Safety Authority-tiered approach
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19960456

The Safety and Regulation of Natural Products Used as Foods and Food Ingredients
http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/123/2/333.full

St. John's Wort
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/329.html

The history of Ephedra (ma-huang)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21365072

Ma Huang, An Ancient Chinese Stimulant
http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Ephedra/

Questions and Answers on Dietary Supplements
http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/QADietarySupplements/default.htm

Using Dietary Supplements Wisely
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/supplements/wiseuse.htm

Dietary Supplements
Provides info on difference between dietary supplements and drugs.
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/DietarySupplements-HealthProfessional/

Smart Nutrition 101
http://www.nutrition.gov/smart-nutrition-101

Reliable Sources of Information

Dietetic Associations
https://fnic.nal.usda.gov/professional-and-career-resources/dietetic-associations

USDA
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

FDA
http://www.fda.gov/

NIH
http://www.nih.gov/

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/

Harvard Medical School
http://hms.harvard.edu/

Videos on Nutrition

Harvest Medical School Lecture (1 hour)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9E8bUIEsIo -

BBC Episode (50 minute)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tZLg-WIQCs



Articles

Challenges and patenting strategies for Chinese herbal medicine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2914733/

Herbal drug patenting in India: IP potential.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21640810

Intellectual Property and Traditional Medical Knowledge
http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/tk/en/resources/pdf/tk_brief6.pdf

Patenting Indian Medicinal Plants and Products
http://www.indjst.org/index.php/indjst/article/view/29987

Recommendations on How To Protect Traditional Chinese Medicine Knowledge
https://www.law.washington.edu/Casrip/Newsletter/default.aspx?year=2007&article=newsv14i4China

See also

Green Medicine
Green Tea
Herbal Medicine