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2010-08-29 08:54:22

Plant agents show promise in preventing skin cancer Maybe you worshipped the sun in your youth or weren't as meticulous as you should have been with sunscreen. If so, take heart: Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio are finding that certain plant substances, when given in combinations, may suppress damage that can cause skin cancer. The substances, which occur naturally in grapes, berries, walnuts and a number of other plant-based foods, were tested on mice...

2010-07-29 17:17:58

Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at Buffalo endocrinologists. Results of the study appear as a rapid electronic publication on the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism website and will be published in an upcoming print issue of...

2010-07-16 14:12:13

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Thomas Wang, who specializes in cancer prevention research, has reported evidence that for some dietary compounds, length of exposure over time may be key to whether or not ingestion leads to a beneficial, or detrimental, effect. Scientists do not know exactly why one person develops cancer and another does not. But they do know that certain nutrients might increase or decrease cancer risk. There are "layers" of factors involved in the development...

2010-07-13 09:00:00

PROVO, Utah, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) and its research partner LifeGen Technologies presented their latest research findings on how dietary interventions affect aging and longevity at the First International Congress on Controversies in Longevity, Health and Aging (CoLONGY) in Barcelona, Spain. Nu Skin and its exclusive partner, LifeGen Technologies, presented research on the identification of genetic biomarkers of aging, and how gene...

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2010-06-25 09:31:26

Resveratrol inhibits formation of damaging blood vessels in mouse retina Resveratrol "” found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants "” stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The discovery has implications for preserving vision in blinding eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in...

2010-06-21 10:21:00

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Wondering where you put the car keys? Can't remember what day of the week it is? Perhaps you need to eat a new kind of chocolate bar. A recent study showed that consuming resveratrol, a key antioxidant found in chocolate and red wine, might be a memory-booster. The study was conducted using a particular form of resveratrol called resVida which is available in a gourmet chocolate bar, The WineTime Bar. And...

2010-06-10 04:20:00

FRESNO, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this June, baseball and grapes from California are in season at selected ballparks across North America including: Los Angeles Dodgers' Dodger Stadium, Baltimore Orioles' Camden Yards, San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, St. Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium and Toronto Blue Jays' Rogers Centre. To celebrate America's favorite pastime, each team will feature one of America's favorite fruits--fresh grapes from California--at its concessions,...

2010-05-14 06:40:00

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerge Labs presents a revolutionary technology that protects skin stem cells and combats chronological aging. The breakthrough patent-pending active ingredient, PhytoCellTec Solar Vitis, boosts the production of human skin stem cells, protects human skin stem cells against UV radiation, and fights photo-aging, thus decreasing wrinkles and producing younger, fresher looking skin. PhytoCellTec Solar Vitis is based on the stem cells of the Gamay Teinturier...

2010-05-11 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- POM Wonderful announced today its launch of POMx Antioxidant Recovery, a powerful combination of concentrated POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx, sold exclusively online at pomwonderful.com/recovery. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100511/LA02630) Designed to meet the recovery needs of trained athletes and provide them with a competitive edge, POMx Antioxidant Recovery is powered by the naturally-occurring polyphenol...

2010-04-27 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, announced today the launch of pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene (tero-STILL-bean). This exciting new product introduction is based on the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to all patent rights of pterostilbene from the University of Mississippi...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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