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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...

2009-07-17 00:51:31

Vitamin D and turmeric spice might help stimulate the immune system to clear the brain of plaques linked to Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said. The findings, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, may lead to preventing and treating Alzheimer's by utilizing the property of vitamin D3, a form of vitamin D, alone and together with natural or synthetic curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, to protect the brain against amyloid beta plaques. We hope that vitamin D3 and...

2009-07-15 12:35:00

Early research findings may lead to new treatments for the diseaseUCLA scientists and colleagues from UC Riverside and the Human BioMolecular Research Institute have found that a form of vitamin D, together with a chemical found in turmeric spice called curcumin, may help stimulate the immune system to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.The early research findings, which appear in the July issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's...

2009-05-19 21:04:09

An extract of a plant used as a cooking spice -- turmeric -- suppressed fat tissue in mice, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in Journal of Nutrition, found a type of plant chemical known as a polyphenol found in the spice turmeric -- called curcumin -- appears to reduce weight gain in mice, lower their blood cholesterol levels and lower their levels of liver fat. Most significantly, curcumin suppressed the growth of fat tissue in mice as well as in cell models. Weight gain is...

2009-05-18 10:06:56

 Curcumin, the major polyphenol found in turmeric, appears to reduce weight gain in mice and suppress the growth of fat tissue in mice and cell models. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) studied mice fed high fat diets supplemented with curcumin and cell cultures incubated with curcumin."Weight gain is the result of the growth and expansion of fat tissue, which cannot happen unless new blood vessels form, a process...

2009-05-05 04:00:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official...Curamin is the natural products industry's Best New Natural Remedy of the Year. Curamin, the number-one pain-relieving product, is slated to receive a First Place Vity Award from Vitamin Retailer magazine in its upcoming June issue. The annual Vity Awards honor the industry's best-selling products based on a nationwide survey of health food stores. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090505/CG10779) Developed and distributed...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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