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2010-10-19 16:14:10

Curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, when combined with the drug Cisplatin enhances the chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center have found. A naturally occurring spice widely used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, Turmeric has long been known to have medicinal properties, attributed to its anti-inflammatory effects. Previous studies have shown it can suppress the growth of certain cancers, said Dr....

2010-09-20 15:44:20

Spoilage bacteria that can cause red coloration of pickles' skin during fermentation may actually help clean up dyes in textile industry wastewater, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study. Some species of Lactobacilli-food-related microorganisms-can cause red coloring when combined with tartrazine, a yellow food-coloring agent used in the manufacture of dill pickles. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) microbiologist Ilenys P©rez-Díaz and her...

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...

2010-05-20 07:44:00

GENEVA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, FL USA) announced the introduction of a new eye health formulation that combines the leading eye health ingredients in a single, easy-to-use product. Called Eye Pro MD, the new formulation contains carotenoids astaxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin and features a proprietary Omega-3/phospholipid delivery system as well as Vitamin D3. The formulation has been developed based on the results from the CARMIS clinical trial (Carotenoids...

2010-05-04 06:36:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the eye health astaxanthin market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Valensa International with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. Valensa has expanded the market for astaxanthin by positioning its Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin product as an eye health ingredient and not just an anti-oxidant for general well-being. It holds the Tso Patent, which allows...

2010-05-04 06:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, Fla.) is the recipient of a 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement for its work in developing the global eye health market. Based on its analysis of the eye health market, Frost & Sullivan said that Valensa had expanded the market for astaxanthin as an eye health ingredient. The Award cited the holding of the Tso Patent and Valensa's approach to developing formulations using...

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...

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2010-03-30 07:31:42

Decreasing or increasing the function of a newly discovered gene in corn may increase vitamin A content and have significant implications for reducing childhood blindness and mortality rates, according to a Purdue University-led study. Torbert Rocheford, the Patterson Endowed Chair of Translational Genomics and professor of agronomy at Purdue, led the study that made findings in yellow and particularly orange corn, a type he said likely originated in the Caribbean and is popular in some Asian...

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...


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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