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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...

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...

2009-11-04 14:34:10

Research points to pumped up lutein levels in broccoli Carotenoids"”fat-soluble plant compounds found in some vegetables"”are essential to the human diet and reportedly offer important health benefits to consumers. Plant carotenoids are the most important source of vitamin A in the human diet; the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, found in corn and leafy greens vegetable such as kale, broccoli, and spinach, are widely considered to be valuable antioxidants capable of protecting...

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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...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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