Pharmacognosy In The Digital Era
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Jonathan is a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests include: Interaction between natural products and Humans (western-world ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology). Natural product knowledge management. Natural product centered data and text mining (Ontologies and Natural Language Processing). Mass spectrometry. Nuclear magnetic resonance.

                       

Pharmacognosy In The Digital Era

Human life has always depended on natural resources. Nature provides our housing, food, fragrances, and oils, and is our pharmacy. It remains the basis of health care for 80% of the world’s population who rely on traditional medicines to treat disease or promote health. The pharmaceutical industry continues to find in natural products an unrivaled source of chemical and biological inspiration. Pharmacognosy is defined as the study of biologically active natural products and their uses by humans for healing purposes....

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