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2012-03-20 23:42:19

Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is proving effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in Parkinson´s disease, says a Michigan State University researcher. A team of researchers led by Basir Ahmad, an MSU postdoctoral researcher, demonstrated earlier this year that slow-wriggling alpha-synuclein proteins are the cause of clumping, or aggregation, which is the first step of diseases such as Parkinson´s. A new study led by Ahmad, which appears in the...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

Turmeric, the spice commonly used in Indian diets, may lower blood sugar and inflammation according to recently published studies. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Turmeric found in Diabetes Support Supplements has been long known for its role in reducing inflammation. There are 24 active National Institutes of Health studies looking at additional benefits of turmeric including the fields of cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer´s and now type 2 diabetes. A research team at...

2012-03-06 23:45:46

A team of academic researchers has identified the intracellular mechanisms regulated by vitamin D3 that may help the body clear the brain of amyloid beta, the main component of plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Published in the March 6 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the early findings show that vitamin D3 may activate key genes and cellular signaling networks to help stimulate the immune system to clear the amyloid-beta protein. Previous laboratory work by the...

2012-02-14 11:46:28

Curcumin, a substance extracted from turmeric, prolongs life and enhances activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimers. The study conducted at Linköping University, indicates that it is the initial stages of fibril formation and fragments of the amyloid fibrils that are most toxic to neurons. Ina Caesar, as the lead author, has published the results of the study in the prestigious journal PLoS One. For several years curcumin has been studied as a...

2012-02-10 15:20:03

Data supports use of curcumin in combination with androgen deprivation therapy to reduce castrate-resistant prostate cancer cell and tumor growth Curcumin, an active component of the Indian curry spice turmeric, may help slow down tumor growth in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a study from researchers at Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center suggests. Reporting in a recent issue of Cancer Research, Karen Knudsen, Ph.D., a Professor of...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

The Genetics and Microbiology Sciences are two of the key categories covered by the Biological Sciences Network Sciencia.org. The users of the website monitor nearly 190 scientific journals publishing in these two disciplines. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Sciencia.org is a new sciences social network established to provide the very latest news headlines, references and resources from scientific journals, books and websites worldwide. This science and research content is contributed by the...

2011-09-13 12:00:15

Study could have an impact in fighting head and neck cancers Curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell signaling pathway that drives the growth of head and neck cancer, according to a pilot study using human saliva by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The inhibition of the cell signaling pathway also correlated with reduced expression of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines, or signaling molecules, in the saliva that promote cancer...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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