Tag: "turmeric" at biology news
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
...ting chemotherapeutic drugs. Our studies show that turmeric
- and its colouring principle, curcumin - in the d...nning series of studies, Nagabhusan has shown that turmeric
has the potential to protect against leukaemia in a variety of ways it can inhibit the mutagenicity...
Researchers show cystic fibrosis defect in mice corrected with turmeric extract
...ms by curcumin, the component that gives the spice turmeric
its bright yellow color. In cultured cells, the CFTR protein moved to the surface of the cells, and in CFTR mice, the nasal and rectal epithtlia regained nearly normal function. "While these data are very encouraging, it is much too e...
Scientists correct cystic fibrosis defect in mice with turmeric extract
...f Medicine have found that a compound in the spice turmeric
corrects the cystic fibrosis defect in mice. This research is reported in the April 23, 2004 issue of the journal Science. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is fatal genetic disease in which thick mucous clogs the lungs and the pancreas due to problems with the s...
Curcumin may be an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective therapy for inflammatory bowel disease
...e expression. Curcumin is a component of the spice turmeric
(Curcuma longa) used in curries and mustard, whose anti-inflammatory properties have been recognized for years. These effects are related, in part, to inhibition of the activities of the cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, and NF- B in several cell systems...
Emory scientists find anti-tumor compounds in magnolia cones
...ed by his laboratory , including curcumin from the turmeric
plant, and derivatives from mate tea. The investigators separated the natural magnolia mixture chromatographically and tested the fractions for their ability to prevent the growth of an endothelial cell line in culture. Endothelial cells make up t...
Common Indian spice pigment can prevent onset of alcoholic liver disease, study finds
...by prevent ALD. Curcumin, the substance that gives turmeric
its yellow color, and found in curry, has been found to consist of a natural anti-inflammatory compound. Scientists have already shown that it can suppress tumor blood vessel growth and the activation of NF-KB. This raises the possibility that the ...
Designer diets: ACS symposium will explore relationships between diet and genes, August 28-29
...containing natural inhibitors of COX-2 are grapes, turmeric
and rosemary. These findings could provide a basis for developing healthier diets. (The paper on this research, AGFD 113, will be presented at 2:55 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, in McCormick Place South, Room S505A, Level 5.) Vitamin A may help some...
Common spices protect bacteria during irradiation
Unexpected finding shows chili powder, pepper and turmeric
prevent destruction of E. coli in tests Resear...ommon spices -- red chili powder, black pepper and turmeric
-- can actually prevent bacteria such as E. coli from being destroyed by irradiation. On the plus si...