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Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines or crude drugs produced from natural sources such as plants, microbes, and animals. It includes analysis of their biological, chemical, biochemical, and physical properties.
Pomegranate peel extract shows potential as inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Pomegranate peel extract shows potential as inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Lianhuaqingwen capsule is effective for treating COVID-19 pneumonia

Lianhuaqingwen capsule is effective for treating COVID-19 pneumonia

Important structures of SARS-CoV-2 PLpro protease

Important structures of SARS-CoV-2 PLpro protease

Crystal structure of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein RNA binding domain could guide design of antiviral agents

Crystal structure of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein RNA binding domain could guide design of antiviral agents

Researchers develop a molecular docking based webserver to predict drug targets

Researchers develop a molecular docking based webserver to predict drug targets

A special issue on the emerging COVID-19 infection

A special issue on the emerging COVID-19 infection

New bio-active natural products with huge potential as drugs

New bio-active natural products with huge potential as drugs

New breast cancer drug is safe and effective, can halt disease progression

New breast cancer drug is safe and effective, can halt disease progression

Researchers identify anticoagulation agent that suppresses SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Researchers identify anticoagulation agent that suppresses SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Giant Madeiran squill likely to have accumulated antibiotics from contaminated soil

Giant Madeiran squill likely to have accumulated antibiotics from contaminated soil

UIC scientists identify hidden proteins in bacteria

UIC scientists identify hidden proteins in bacteria

UIC researchers receive $1.7 million NCI grant to study Southeast Asian fruit

UIC researchers receive $1.7 million NCI grant to study Southeast Asian fruit

Cancer cells hijack communication between fallopian tube and ovary to drive tumor growth

Cancer cells hijack communication between fallopian tube and ovary to drive tumor growth

National Institutes of Health supports novel drug discovery research

National Institutes of Health supports novel drug discovery research

Nosopharm and UIC reveal pharmacology of new class of antibiotics to combat drug resistance

Nosopharm and UIC reveal pharmacology of new class of antibiotics to combat drug resistance

Research team identifies new class of antibiotics to fight drug resistance

Research team identifies new class of antibiotics to fight drug resistance

UIC scientists identify new chemical compound to stop bacteria from causing sickness

UIC scientists identify new chemical compound to stop bacteria from causing sickness

Licorice could pose health risk by interacting with medications

Licorice could pose health risk by interacting with medications

Plant compound found to be effective against drug-resistant HIV

Plant compound found to be effective against drug-resistant HIV

Natural compound in grape seed extract could increase strength, life of composite-resin fillings

Natural compound in grape seed extract could increase strength, life of composite-resin fillings