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Thu December 2, 2010
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McClintock Discusses Discovery of Compound to Fight Melanoma

McClintock Discuses Discovery of Compount to Fight Melanoma

Julie Steele

Chattanooga, TN – Marine Chemical Ecologist Dr. Jim McClintock visited the Tennessee Aquarium recently to discuss the impact of climate change on ecological systems and his drug discovery program. Today on Around and About, Julie Steele discusses McClintock's drug discovery program and learns a little about Antarctica.

Dr. McClintock is an invertebrate zoologist. He is an Endowed Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Birmingham. Since 1983, McClintock has been a member of 13 research expeditions to Antarctica. McClintock's team recently discovered a chemical compound that is very active against melanoma.