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Deceptive curcumin offers cautionary tale for chemists

Turmeric — a source of wasted effort and funding. Kai Wong/iStock/Getty

Turmeric — a source of wasted effort and funding. Kai Wong/iStock/Getty

The work of the Pauli lab was highlighted this week in a Nature News story about curcumin.  Pauli and co-authors Jonathan Bisson and James Graham, along with collabortors Kathryn Nelson (UMN), Jayme Dahlin (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston), and Michael Walters (UMN), have published a comprehensive critical review of curcumin, where they caution other researchers against wasted efforts into the compound, surmising there is no compelling evidence it has any specific therapeutic benefits, 

Read the Nature News Article here.

Read the original paper here.

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