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2014-01-08 17:36:49

Researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a more effective drug delivery system using nanotechnology that could one day significantly affect cancer prevention. The study, published today in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, involved the use of microscopic amounts of the naturally occurring antioxidant, luteolin, that were encapsulated in a water-soluble polymer. When injected into mice the...

Flavenoids In Celery Artichoke Kill Cancer
2013-08-16 14:37:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vegetables like celery and artichokes have long been thought to convey numerous health benefits, and a new study from scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed that these foods have two chemical components, apigenin and luteolin, known as flavonoids that are capable of killing off cancer cells. “Apigenin alone induced cell death in two aggressive human pancreatic cancer cell lines. But we received the best...

Scientists Finally Understand How Black Dahlia Gets Its Color
2012-11-23 13:47:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The distinctive coloring of a black dahlia is based on an increased accumulation of anthocyanins as a result of drastically reduced concentrations of flavones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Plant Biology. The dahlia is a popular garden flower, and continuous breed of it has led to 20,000 varieties, many of them showing red hues. The molecular mechanisms for a spectrum of dahlias are already well known,...

Chemical Found in Celery, Parsley Effectively Treats Breast Cancer
2012-05-16 11:16:07

Apigenin Slowed The Progression of a Human Cancer Accelerated by Hormone Replacement Therapy Apigenin is a natural substance found in the grocery store produce aisles. It shows promise as being a non-toxic treatment for an aggressive form of human breast cancer, following a new study at the University of Missouri. They found apigenin shrank a type of breast cancer tumor that is stimulated by progestin which is a synthetic hormone given to women to help ease symptoms related to menopause....

2012-02-29 09:25:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research has indicated that consuming flavonoids — a class of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine– may indeed lower the risk of stroke in women. "Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk," Aedín Cassidy, Ph.D., the study's lead author and professor of nutrition at Norwich Medical School in the University of East Anglia in Norwich,...

2012-01-23 13:15:06

Luteolin is a flavonoid commonly found in fruit and vegetables. This compound has been shown in laboratory conditions to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties but results from epidemiological studies have been less certain. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Gastroenterology shows that luteolin is able to inhibit the activity of cell signaling pathways (IGF and PI3K) important for the growth of cancer in colon cancer cells. Colon...

2010-11-10 06:30:00

XI'AN, China, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Huifeng Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HFGB) ("the Company"), specializing in developing and producing botanical extracts and other raw materials for pharmaceuticals and food additives, today announced it entered into a $3.9 million USD Financing and Construction agreement with Xi'an Jucheng Investment & Consulting Co., Ltd. ("Jucheng"), a company organized and operating under the laws of the People's...

2010-02-04 13:02:00

XI'AN, China, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Huifeng Bio- Pharmaceutical Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HFGB), a leading developer and producer of plant extracts and pharmaceutical raw materials for use in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food production, today announced preliminary 2009 results and provided guidance for 2010. Huifeng Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology anticipates revenues between $13 million to $14 million for the full year ended December 31, 2009. This...

2007-10-28 06:00:10

By Cole, Ian B Saxena, Praveen K; Murch, Susan J Abstract Plant-based medicines have an important role in the lives of millions of people. The ancient knowledge of the use of plants as medicines has led to the discovery of many important western pharmaceuticals, and the popularity of whole plant preparations for a range of therapeutic applications is growing rapidly. However, there are many challenges in the production of plant-based medicines, many of which put both the consumer and the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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