nmrshiftdb2

mrshiftdb2 is a NMR database (web database) for organic structures and their nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) spectra. It allows for spectrum prediction (13C, 1H and other nuclei) as well as for searching spectra, structures and other properties. Last not least, it features peer-reviewed submission of datasets by its users. The nmrshiftdb2 software is open source, the data is published under an open content license. Please consult the documentation for more detailed information. nmrshiftdb2 is the continuation of the NMRShiftDB project with additional data and bugfixes and changes in the software.

Url : https://nmrshiftdb.nmr.uni-koeln.de/

Global Natural Products Social Molecular Networking

Global Natural Products Social Molecular Networking (GNPS, https://gnps.ucsd.edu/) is a web-based mass spectrometry ecosystem that aims to be an open-access knowledge base for community-wide organization and sharing of raw, processed or identified tandem mass (MS/MS) spectrometry data. GNPS aids in identification and discovery throughout the entire life cycle of data; from initial data acquisition/analysis to post publication.

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NPASS

About NPASS

Modern drug discovery and today’s pharmacopeia is largely benefited from nature. More than 50% of approved drugs are natural products or natural product derivatives. It is estimated that there are about a million natural products have been isolated and many of them have been subjected to experimental assays to evaluate quantitative biological activities. However, there is a lack of an integrated datahouse to assemble these valuable data from individual literatures and provide to research community. With the motivation of addressing this gap, the Natural Product Activity and Species Source Database (NPASS) is developed to provide a freely accessible database integrating detailed information of species sources and biological activities of natural products.

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Philippine Alternative Medicine

A study of alternative medicine in the Philippines is, inevitably, a study of the origins of its people and the amalgam of cultures and influences: Centuries of Spanish colonial rule and the indelible consequences of its religion, hundreds of years of trade with China and assimilation of its healing arts, tribal and provincial diversities with its profusion of folklore and mythologies, all redounding into the Filipino’s easy disposition for superstitions and the allure for the esoteric, mystical, and fringe.

Certainly, western medicine prevails – in the metropolitan areas, with its heart centers and hospitals plush with the accoutrements of modern medicine, in the provincial capitals and cities equipped with the diagnostic machineries essential for the commerce of mainstream medicine. But for the majority of the rural poor – including the urban-suburban poor – there are the chronic crippling economic disabilities that make mainstream health care unaffordable, often accessed only as a debt-inducing last resort.

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Plants For A Future

Plants For A Future (PFAF) is an online free-to-use information database and associated website for those interested in edible and useful plants. Originally focused on plants suitable for temperate regions, it has now been extended to include many of the more important tropical and sub-tropical edible and useful plants. The PFAF website (https://pfaf.org) enables access to powerful search facilities, and in all the database now contains information on over 8000 plants.

These resources are maintained by a UK registered charitable company. The objectives of the PFAF charity are ‘to advance the education of the public by the promotion of all aspects of ecologically sustainable vegan-organic horticulture and agriculture with an emphasis on tree, shrub and other perennial species; and the undertaking of research into such horticulture and agriculture, and dissemination of the results of such research. (more…)

Natural Products Discovery Institute

The NPDI is dedicated to making productive use of one of the world’s greatest collections of Natural Products. The NPDI provides microbial and plant extracts,  fermentation optimization, purification chemistry to support bioassay driven fractionation, and structure elucidation. It houses a collection of >30,000 fungi and actinomycete microorganisms, and genomic DNA.  This previously private collection of natural products is provided to qualified researchers in academia and industry. Research activity has lead to the discovery of novel molecules with biological activity and to the formation of new life sciences companies that will seek to commercialize discoveries centered on natural products. Businesses include those developing pharmaceutical, nutritional, flavor enhancing, cosmetic ingredient, agricultural, and animal health products.
SEE MORE ABOUT NATURAL PRODUCTS DISCOVERY

Url : http://www.npdi-us.org/

Bastyr University

A pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university that is at the forefront of developing leaders in natural health arts and sciences for the 21st-century. Bastyr offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in science-based natural medicine that integrates mind, body, spirit, and nature. The University is also a leader in conducting cutting-edge research in complementary and alternative medicine and in offering affordable natural healthcare services in its local communities.

Url : https://bastyr.edu/

Korean Traditional Knowledge Portal (KTKP)

Since 2001 the Intergovernmental Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has been discussed on world protection of the traditional knowledge of each country. At the seventh session of the Meeting of International Authorities under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in February 2003, it was agreed that traditional knowledge should be included in the “Non-patent literature” part of the PCT minimum documentation according to criteria.

In line with the international protection movement, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) decided to formulate information strategy planning for the building of a database of traditional knowledge in 2004. The database, which was compiled from 2005 to 2007, was based on traditional Korean medicine. A search service of the database commenced in December 2007. (more…)

Annies Remedy – Herbs For Self Healing

Annies Remedy A-Z Medicinal Herb Chartcontains information on hundreds of traditional medicinal herbs and plants, yet it is still only a tiny fraction of the natural plants used for healing worldwide. The focus is for the most part on Western herbs though there is a sampling on the most popular herbs from the herbal traditions of China and Ayurveda as well as other cultures. The herb profiles include photographs, descriptions, medicinal uses, folklore, and references from the leading herbalists of today and ancient times. You can browse alphabetically by common names, to find information on a popular herb like ginger, or find it listed by its botanical nameZingiber officinale.

Url : https://www.anniesremedy.com/

The Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE)

The Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE) exists to serve all those with an interest in the chemistry and biochemistry of plants and in the applications of such knowledge in industry and agriculture.

The Society organises two or three conferences each year in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.

The Society originated as the Plant Phenolics Group which was inaugurated in Cambridge, U.K. in 1957 as an informal group of chemists and biologists interested in the phenolic constituents of plants. As the interest of members widened, (more…)

ChemGPS-NP

ChemGPS-NP is a principal component analysis (PCA) based global space map or a chemical global positioning system. ChemGPS-NP has eight principal components (dimensions) describing physical-chemical properties for a reference set of compounds. The basic interpretation of the first four dimensions of ChemGPS-NP is: Size increases in the positive direction of principal component one (PC1);

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Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants-Kyoto University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

KyotoOperated by Kyoto University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Experimental Station for Medicinal Plants is located on the graduate school’s campus, spanning a total area of 4044.37 m2. It is located directly next to the graduate school’s lecture rooms and research laboratories, which offers major advantages, such as allowing for the smooth implementation of observational and practical training for everyday classes as well as collection of research specimens at any time.
In addition to serving as an educational herbarium garden where a variety of medicinal plants are grown, the Station also conducts research into medicinal plant cultivation and grows materials for use in various research projects. Plants of tropical origin, including fragrant wood varieties, are cultivated in the facility’s greenhouse.

Url : http://www.pharm.kyoto-u.ac.jp/medicinal-plants/en/

BG-BASE

Introduction

BGBG-BASE is a PC-based database application written primarily to handle the information management needs of institutions and individuals holding living and/or preserved collections of biological material, including botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, herbaria, museums, libraries, university campuses, horticultural societies and private collections.

The objective is to develop and share a standard design that ensures compatibility, and at the same time one that allows for fine-tuning to meet specific individual needs. The result is a powerful, well proven system that not only facilitates basic inventory control, but also enables users to fully document, label and curate their collections so that these collections, no matter how large or small, can be of the highest possible value to the research, conservation and education communities. BG-BASE is compatible with relevant international data standards.

Initiated in 1985 at the request of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston (US) and the Threatened Plants Unit (TPU) of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) in Cambridge (UK), it is now used around the world in over 200 sites in 25 countries. The system is regularly updated and enhanced based on user input; its two development and support centers are the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (UK) and BG-BASE, Inc., located in Topsham, Maine (US).  (more…)

BRAHMS Database

OXBRAHMS (software updated to v7.9.10 on 14 February 2018) provides an integrated management system for preserved specimens, botanic gardens, seed banks and field surveys as well as those undertaking floristic or taxonomic research. The BRAHMS project is part of the research programme at Oxford to study and document plant diversity.

  • Rapid Data Entry (RDE) optimises data and image capture, verifying data on entry.
  • Querying with almost limitless flexibility.
  • Sort, calculate, analyse and chart data based on single or multiple column selections.
  • Format names, literature and other data for journal specific reporting.
  • Design smart report templates using the graphic designer or the HTML formatter.
  • Print reports directly from BRAHMS or send as text to documents.
  • Map directly to Google Earth, ArcGIS, Diva or in fact any GIS you want.
  • Calculate and map plant richness and bio-quality at any scale.
  • Select and export data to XML, CSV, Excel, Access, TXT and others.
  • Exchange data using Darwin Core, Symbiota, API/LAPI.
  • Design websites directly from BRAHMS using the WebConnect module.
  • Upload data and images to your website(s) with data restriction themes.

Url : https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/

The Medicinal Herb Museum – Kumamoto University

The Medicinal Herb Museum Traditional Medicinal Resource Room was newly opened on the first floor of the Kumamoto University Oe General Research Building, and serves as an exhibition bureau for plant specimens (both from herbal medicine and herbariums) used in historical and traditional world medicine.

Approximately 50 panels showing samples of specimens and providing descriptions of useful plants (plants used for making clothing, food and shelter, in addition to medicine) which can be found in local regions, Japan, or abroad today.

Url : http://www.pharm.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/Labs/eco-frontier/en/museum/

Compound Interest

Compound Interest is a site that aims to take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis, explaining them with easy-to-understand graphics.

The site is run single-handedly by me, Andy Brunning. I’m a chemistry educator based in Cambridge, UK, and create the graphics for the site in my spare time.

Please note: none of the graphics on this site are intended for a specific chemistry syllabus, and it should not be assumed that they comprehensively cover any portion of required content for specific qualifications.

Url : http://www.compoundchem.com

Natural Products CARE : NPCARE

The Database of Natural Products for CAncer gene REgulation in Cancer Types

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sejong University, Korea     

Natural Products CARE(NPCARE), a database for Natural Products-CAncer gene REgulation, provides the level of gene expression and the inhibition of cencer cells in various cancer types by the effect of extract and Natural compounds from more than 2000 native species including plants, marine species and microorganisms. 700 genes and 1100 cancer cell lines annotated by expert enable users to gain insight into finding potential anti-cancer drugs and understanding the mechanism of Natural products for cancer treatment.

For further information about the study please contact Choi et al.

URL : http://silver.sejong.ac.kr/npcare/

           

Species 2000

Species 2000Species 2000 is an autonomous federation of taxonomic database custodians, involving taxonomists throughout the world. Our goal is to collate a uniform and validated index to the world’s known species (plants, animals, fungi and microbes). Species 2000 is registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (registered in England No. 3479405)

Species 2000 began as a joint programme between CODATA(link is external) (International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology), IUBS(link is external) (International Union of Biological Sciences) and the IUMS(link is external) (International Union of Microbiological Societies) in the early 1990’s. In 1996 eighteen taxonomic database organisations agreed to convert Species 2000 into a legal entity as the vehicle for developing the global Species 2000 programme. It is an associate participant in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility ( GBIF(link is external) ); a data provider to EC LifeWatch(link is external) ; and is recognised by the United Nations Environment Program ( UNEP(link is external) ) and the Convention on Biological Diversity ( CBD(link is external) ). (more…)

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

WormsWhat is WoRMS?

The aim of a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While the highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature.

The content of WoRMS is controlled by taxonomic and thematic experts, not by database managers. WoRMS has an editorial management system where each taxonomic group is represented by an expert who has the authority over the content, and is responsible for controlling the quality of the information. Each of these main taxonomic editors can invite several specialists of smaller groups within their area of responsibility to join them. (more…)

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