Latest Ceramide Stories

2011-10-05 15:15:42

A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, say they may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood.

2011-08-13 00:00:32

Swanson Cosmetic Science, a Swanson Health Products brand, has expanded their health and beauty line to include the dietary supplement Ceramides from Lipowheatâ„¢ to defend skin against the visible signs of aging. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 Ceramides, a trendy ingredient in high-end cosmetics and topical skin care products, are the essential lipids on the surface of the skin which work to defend against visible signs of aging.

2011-02-22 16:56:38

Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.

2010-12-29 14:03:37

A team of Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers has discovered that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may be responsible for other chronic lung diseases.

2010-09-07 19:08:28

Retinoic acid (RA), a natural derivative of vitamin A, is the basis of a number of treatments against cancer.

2010-05-27 09:14:52

The dietary supplement CDP-choline, sold as a brain-boosting agent and under study for stroke and traumatic brain injury, may block skull and brain damage that can result from alcohol consumption early in pregnancy.

2009-11-02 12:38:32

Genetic defect inhibits fruit flies from being able to store fat -- are there parallels to humans?

2008-06-16 09:00:17

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Man-made fat molecules injected into mice have reduced the size of pancreatic, prostate and breast tumors with little or no effect on normal cells.

2005-12-02 11:37:55

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers studying the enzyme that triggers inflammation have found that it may be a target for a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, lung and colon cancers and Alzheimer’s disease.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.