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2010-09-16 08:07:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Top researchers at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Lab at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas are exploring the clinical applications of BCM-95®, a new patented extract of curcumin with unprecedented potency, and bioavailability. Previous studies have shown that BCM-95 curcumin was 7-10 times more bioavailable than other forms of curcumin, and had a retention time in the bloodstream between 8 to 12 hours.(1) At all...

2010-09-15 11:49:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new clinical trial supports the benefits to people with osteoarthritis who used a unique extract of turmeric. [1] Scientists in Italy have studied the pain-relief, increased flexibility, and other effects of a special, patented extract of the roots of turmeric, the flavorful spice that has been used for centuries as a traditional remedy. Turmeric formulations have shown a wide range of safety and significant scientific and clinical...

2010-06-25 16:20:57

Scientists discovered characteristic amyloid plaques in retinas from Alzheimer's disease patients and used a noninvasive optical imaging technique to detect retinal plaques in live laboratory mice, suggesting the possibility of early noninvasive diagnosis The nerve cell-damaging plaque that builds up in the brain with Alzheimer's disease also builds up in the retinas of the eyes "“ and it shows up there earlier, leading to the prospect that noninvasive optical imaging of the eyes could...

2010-04-29 09:28:32

Pre-treatment with curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, makes ovarian cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Ovarian Research found that delivering the curcumin via very small (less than 100nm) nanoparticles enhanced the sensitizing effect. Subhash Chauhan, PhD, and Meena Jaggi, PhD, led a team of researchers from Sanford Research and the University of South Dakota, USA, who carried out the in vitro...

2010-04-28 14:43:14

Tumor cell 'factories' may be difficult to defeat Many of the colon cancer cells that form tumors can be killed by genetically short-circuiting the cells' ability to absorb a key nutrient, a new study has found. While the findings are encouraging, the test tube study using human colon cancer cells also illustrates the difficulty of defeating these cells, known as cancer stem cells (CSCs). "It is becoming more evident that only a small number of cells in the tumor are capable of forming the...

2010-03-24 09:21:45

Curcumin improves sclerosing cholangitis in Mdr2 -/- mice by inhibition of cholangiocyte inflammatory response and portal myofibroblast proliferation Curcumin, one of the principal components of the Indian spice turmeric, seems to delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental research in the journal Gut. Curcumin, which gives turmeric its bright yellow pigment, has long been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat a wide range of...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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