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2009-12-16 13:18:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EuroPharma, Inc. signs exclusive multi-year contract with DolCas Biotech for the use of super absorbency BCM-95® curcumin and specialized BosPure® boswellia in multiple EuroPharma formulations. The exclusive distribution territory for these clinically-studied ingredients includes both the health food store channel and professional channel, which includes allopathic doctors, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, and...

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2009-12-08 09:43:24

Curcumin, piperine could play role in preventing breast cancer A new study finds that compounds derived from the spices turmeric and pepper could help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells, the small number of cells that fuel a tumor's growth. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that when the dietary compounds curcumin, which is derived from the Indian spice turmeric, and piperine, derived from black peppers, were applied to...

2009-11-19 19:31:14

Since the discovery in 2007 that a component of human semen called SEVI boosts infectivity of the virus that causes AIDS, researchers have been trying to learn more about SEVI and how it works, in hopes of thwarting its infection-promoting activity. Now, scientists at the University of Michigan have determined the atomic-level, three-dimensional structure of a SEVI precursor known as PAP248-286 and discovered how it damages cell membranes to make them more vulnerable to infection with HIV....

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2009-11-04 10:45:00

Scientists are reporting development of a nano-size capsule that boosts the body's uptake of curcumin, an ingredient in yellow curry now being evaluated in clinical trials for treatment of several diseases. Their study is in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. Koji Wada and colleagues note that curcumin is a potent antioxidant found in the spice, turmeric. Clinical trials are checking its safety and effectiveness for colon cancer, psoriasis, and...

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2009-10-28 12:40:00

Scientists said on Wednesday that a molecule found in a curry ingredient kills esophageal cancer cells in the laboratory, suggesting it might be developed as an anti-cancer treatment, Reuters reported. Curcumin, a chemical found in the spice turmeric, gives curries a distinctive yellow color, but researchers at the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland used it to treat esophageal cancer cells and found it started to kill cancer cells within 24 hours. According to the study published in the...

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Curcumin, the compound that gives curry powder its yellow/orange color, may inhibit the adverse effects of nicotine in patients with head and neck cancer who continue to smoke. In a paper presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in San Diego, researchers examined the effects of curcumin on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) growths. The study used an in vitro model of a variety of...

2009-09-03 07:30:00

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia among the elderly and is projected to increase in prevalence over the next decades as the population ages -- creating an urgent need for treatments that will prevent or reverse the now-inexorable course of cognitive deterioration and memory loss. Because development of synthetic drugs is expensive and complex, many researchers are focusing on botanical extracts whose benefits have been documented...

2009-08-02 23:31:12

A single night's sleep loss caused long-lasting cognitive disruptions in fruit flies comparable to Parkinson's-associated dementia, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the journal Sleep, modeled Parkinson's-associated dementia in genetically altered fruit flies. The researchers not only found a single night of sleep loss causes long-lasting disruptions in the flies' cognitive abilities comparable to aspects of Parkinson's-associated dementia, but they are able to block this effect...

2009-08-01 07:51:01

Parkinson's disease is well-known for impairing movement and causing tremors, but many patients also develop other serious problems, including sleep disturbances and significant losses in cognitive function known as dementia. Now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have modeled Parkinson's-associated dementia for the first time. Scientists showed that a single night of sleep loss in genetically altered fruit flies caused long-lasting disruptions in the flies'...

2009-07-17 14:37:14

Turmeric may help lower risk of breast cancer after exposure to hormone replacement therapy, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the journal Menopause, found curcumin -- a component of the spice turmeric -- delayed the first appearance, decreased incidence and reduced multiplicity of progestin-accelerated tumors in an animal model. Progestin is a synthetic progestagen that has effects similar to the hormone progesterone. Curcumin also prevented the appearance of gross...