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UK blackberry research featured on NBC San Diego’s coverage of pharmaceutical science annual meeting
SAN DIEGO, Ca. (Nov. 15, 2007) - Former UK researcher, Russ Mumper, was featured Nov. 11 on NBC San Diego’s news coverage of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) annual meeting and exposition. Mumper’s blackberry research was one of two medical discoveries selected from more than 2,700 abstracts to be featured on television’s AAPS opening day coverage.
Mumper and Paige Shumate Short, Paris, Ky., founded Four Tigers LLC, to develop a pipeline of blackberry-based health products that will be marketed as cosmetics, dietary supplements, and foods. Initial products include a topical vanishing blackberry cream, a blackberry oral capsule targeted to the intestines and colon, and a blackberry chewing gum. Four Tigers is also developing an exciting portfolio of medical products harnessing the potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of blackberries. Utilizing blackberries grown at WindStone Farms, researchers at the University of Kentucky have shown that an extract of the blackberries is able to inhibit the growth of human cancer cells in the laboratory. Studies are under way to explore new medical applications, including studies in animals to demonstrate that blackberry extracts can prevent or treat cancer and inflammatory diseases.