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Brady announces collaborative grant to develop radiation injury treatment

...adiated laboratory mice, when injected with spleen extracts of the tortoise, have shown a marked increase in activity," says Dr. Carroll. "Working with our Uzbek counterparts, we plan to decode the therapeutic components in those extracts, find out how they work and then incorporate them into modern medicine....

New study shows green algae extract boosts flu vaccine

... Robert Orr, CEO of Ocean Nutrition Canada. Algae extracts like Chlorella supplements are popular in several Asian countries and in North America. Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) is a rapidly expanding nutritional biotechnology company built on a foundation of science and proprietary product technology creatin...

Studies could lead to next-generation cancer drugs

...Institute initiated a program to screen biological extracts collected from a wide variety of natural sources. One of these extracts was found to exhibit significant anti-tumor activity against a broad range of rodent tumors. But it ...

A common-sense cure for obesity

...n optimistic one--obesity is a common problem that extracts an enormous toll in health-care costs and human suffering, and for which there is no effective cure. The message of this Seminar is clear: "The childhood obesity epidemic can be primarily attributed to adverse environmental factors for which straight...

Therapy for mice with prion disease could offer benefit to human beings with CJD

...nvestigators inoculated 24 healthy mice with brain extracts from mice infected with scrapie prions, and then injected CpG oligodeoxynucleotides. This procedure resulted in 38% longer survival times than a control group that were injected with saline solution; longer survival times occurred when CpG oligodeoxy...

Hairy treatments for winter ills

...tures as a source of large quantities of the plant extracts that are otherwise expensive or difficult to source. Hairy roots are named after the shape of the very fine roots that can be formed by plants that are infected by certain bacteria. Scientists are investigating ways to use this natural process to pr...

Cancer patients' loss of taste, smell compromises treatment

...atients were then given powdered flavor enhancers extracts of natural foods combined with amino acids -- that strengthen the smell and taste of foods. The other half of patients received no enhancers. All patients received nutritional advice and worksheets explaining what foods help alleviate dry mouth, cons...

Green tea extract polyphenol may have a protective effect on Parkinson's Disease

...ology. Previous studies indicate that green tea extracts may have protective effects on Parkinsons disease in test animals, yet the underlying protective mechanisms were not clear. Todays study demonstrates the possible mechanism by which polyphenol protects against Parkinsons disease. The main patholo...

Research confirms safety and efficacy of RemiFemin for menopausal symptoms

...and efficacy of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) extracts - sold under the name RemiFemin Menopause in the United States - for the treatment of menopause symptoms. The German Commission E, a regulatory body established by the German Federal Health Authorities similar to the FDA, has approved black cohosh a...

Scientific symposium focuses on nutritional beverages, August 26-28

...h.D., of Artemis International, has used red berry extracts to create a beverage that delivers up to 14 times more antioxidant punch than apple, orange and grape juices. (The paper on this research, AGFD 35, will be presented at 11:20 a.m., Monday, August 27, at McCormick Place South, Room S504D, Level 5.)...

Examining The Science Behind Nutraceuticals: Proceedings of the AAPS Dietary Supplements Forum

...ssues/problems involved in standardizing botanical extracts Scientific barriers to establishing appropriate standards for the manufacture, product quality and performance of dietary supplements. The proceedings from the AAPS Dietary Supplements Forum feature presentations, panel discussions and question-and-...

Noni plant may yield new drugs to fight tuberculosis

...causes TB. In laboratory tests, a concentration of extracts from the leaves of the noni showed a significant inhibitory rate, killing 89 percent of the pathogens, they say. This compares favorably with rifampicin, a drug commonly used to treat TB, which has an inhibition rate of 97 percent at the same concent...

Expert calls for common sense, science in national response to medicinal herbs

...re outrageous. For the next three decades, herbal extracts anchored the drug side of medical practice in this country. Those compounds were quickly supplanted when scientifically created, remarkably useful synthetic drugs such as the antibacterial sulfanilamide were developed by the Germans and others. Benef...

Green tea shows antioxidant benefits in human plasma

...ts between the ages of 23 and 41 ingestedgreen tea extracts in tablet form (including 254 milligrams of catechins persubject - one cup of green tea contains about 100 to 150 milligrams ofcatechin). All of the subjects avoided tea and tea-related beverages for 12hours prior to the testing. Blood samples were...

Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells

...chers at the University of Chicago have found that extracts from theChinese herb Scutellaria baicalensis, cont... in traditionalChinese medicine. Yuan noticed that extracts from baicalensis contained highconcentrations of antioxidants whose molecular shape allowed them to...

Scientists grow heart tissue in Bioreactor

...0;FONT SIZE="-1" FACE="Arial">: Richmond extracts some breast cells from a liquid nitrogen dewar storing about half of the cell collection (the other half is in a separate dewar). In the right background are two incubators, one holding cells in conventional dishes (top) and one h...

Why prostate cancer homes to bone

...l. When prostate cancer cells were tested against extracts of bone,brain, liver, lung and kidney, four times the number of cells made it throughthe membrane to the bone extract. When the investigators separated out the various components of the bone extract,they found a single constituent responsible for...

New studies of a liquid of life -- Lung surfactant

...urfactant extracts, modified lung surfactant extracts (natural extracts supplemented with synthetic lipids, typically palmitic acid and DPPC), synthetic formulations ...

Eating Berries Can Help Lower LDL Cholesterol

...l. "As far aswe know, this is the first time berry extracts have been evaluated for theirantioxidant activities in human low-density lipoproteins." Research is ongoing to determine the amount of berries a person wouldneed to consume in order to reap the antioxidant benefits, according to Frankel. ...

MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles

... testing gradedmaterials and for the software that extracts information about the materials'properties. Both are licensed by Instron Corp., which was so excited about thework that it licensed it even before one of the patents was filed. A NEW INSTRUMENT After developing the theory, the researchers wa...

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