Tumeric has recently received attention as a “miracle spice,” capable of curing many medical woes. The spice has long been used in traditional medicine in some parts of the world. However, a research study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry indicates that tumeric has no medicinal benefits. MSI PI Michael Walters (Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development (ITDD)) is the lead author on this study. Gunda Georg, Director of the ITDD and one of the editors-in-chief of the journal, is also an MSI PI.
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Associate Professor Walters and his research group use MSI for their medicinal-chemistry projects that support translational medicine at the University of Minnesota. They also collaborate with other groups at the ITDD.