Tag: "bioactive" at medical news
International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston
... about how to maintain the most healthful level of bioactive
compounds in the pre- and post-harvest stages of fruit and vegetable production, as well as the interaction of certain medicines with grapefruit and other foods. A general session will focus on health-based marketing of fruits and vegetables. Addit...
Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration
...containing one or more growth factors to provide a bioactive
matrix where nerve cells can regrow. It is known...o developed a way to make these aligned nanofibers bioactive
by attaching various biochemicals directly onto the surfaces of the nanofibers. Thus, the bioactive
Tissue engineering for craniofacial reconstruction
... paradigm combines isolated cells with appropriate bioactive
agents in a biomaterial scaffold. It is widely recognized that scaffold architecture can profoundly influence the behavior of cells on tissue-engineering constructs. Today, during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental...
Dually porous glass shows promise in helping damaged bone regenerate
...project was to create nano- and macroporosity in a bioactive
material while achieving mechanical properties that match those of bone," says Ana Marques, a research scientist at the Instituto Superior Tecnico who used a variation of a wet-chemistry technique to prepare the dually porous glass. "We believe our...
Study shows unique garlic product works like the real thing
...oducts, Inc., Garli-Eze, delivers allicin, the key bioactive
ingredient of garlic, to the body in amounts equal...wing fresh garlic. Allicin is a very short-lived bioactive
in garlic and thus requires elegant and sophisticated methods to measure its appearance. The study p...
Bioactive cement scaffold may improve bone grafts
...can tell the difference between materials that are bioactive
compared to bioinert polymers. Our material is designed to be similar to mineral in bone so that cells readily attach to the scaffold." The researchers used mouse bone cells in their experiments, but in practice surgeons would use cells cultured from...
University of Kentucky researcher identifies key to macular degeneration progression
...lement C3 and C5. Ambati's lab has identified that bioactive
fragments of these components, known as C3a and C5a, are present in patients whose AMD progresses beyond the early dry stage and into the later wet stage. Ambati's research concludes that the presence of the C3a and C5a components in drusen are not o...
New cocoa evidence on why plant foods are beneficial to cardiovascular health
...tifies the flavanol, (-)epicatechin, as one of the bioactive
nutrients in cocoa that can improve the ability of blood vessels to relax. An international team of scientists from the University of Dusseldorf, Germany; the University of California, Davis; Mars, Incorporated; and Harvard Medical School conducted a...
Agreement signed on milk bioactive products
... metabolism, thereby allowing access to unexplored bioactive
molecular structures," Mr Hobman said. MG Nutritionals was formed in 2002 to provide strategic direction and accelerate developments in the rapidly expanding business of specialised proteins and nutritional supplements. Professor John Mattick, the ...
Scientists use stem cells to grow cartilage
...ilage. The cells were then implanted in mice on a bioactive
scaffold for 35 days. When they removed the scaffo...ial College. The team had previously developed the bioactive
scaffold which was used as a scaffold to grow the stem cells on. Dr Anne Bishop, from Imperial Colle...
St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms
...s a consequence, the review notes, "the amounts of bioactive
constituents in different products can vary enormously." Reviewers recommend that St. John's Wort products should be avoided if they do not provide important content information, such as the amount of total extract contained, the extraction fluid us...
Low-fat dairy may lower risk of type 2 diabetes in men
...that "it is evident that milk contains a number of bioactive
components beyond amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Research shows that the role of dairy foods in health is very complex and probably varies with the genotype and phenotype of the individual. The study by Choi et al is a further reminder of th...