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2011-10-03 14:58:14

UCI study shows promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases UCI´s Dr. Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others found that oral N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves. Study results appear online in The Journal of Biological...

2011-09-15 07:00:00

Another reason to avoid foods made with a lot of sugar. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Fructose, also called fruit sugar, was once a minor part of the American diet. A century ago, the average person took in about 15 grams a day (roughly half an ounce), mostly from eating fruits and vegetables. Today, we get more than triple that amount, almost all of it from the refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrup used to make breakfast cereals, pastries, soda and fruit drinks, and other...

2011-08-12 12:10:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) - an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies - today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. Recent and Upcoming Highlights Pharmaceutical Development Announced the recently licensed compound,...

2011-08-11 00:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic Corp investigation in the role of nutrients to improve metabolism of carbohydrates (glucose), expanding on the the Redox article of "Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine", shows a strong relationship between R-Alpha Lipoic and Redox Imbalance, seen in Obesity and Diabetes. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp.: Benefits of proper diet with R-Alpha Lipoic in Obesity and Diabetes. Redox Imbalance is not exclusive to over-production of free radicals, as stated in...

2011-08-10 18:19:29

A new study has created an analog of what researchers think the first multicellular cooperation might have looked like, showing that yeast cells"”in an environment that requires them to work for their food"”grow and reproduce better in multicellular clumps than singly. A team of researchers, led by Harvard professor Andrew Murray, found that cells of brewer's yeast that clumped together were able more effectively to manipulate and absorb sugars in their environment than were...

2011-08-05 06:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that additional data from the phase 3 QNEXA studies will be presented today during the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Ronette L. Kolotkin, PhD, a clinical psychologist from Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting, Consulting Professor at Duke University Medical Center, and former Director of the Behavioral Program at Duke University's Diet &...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

Keeping pets healthy is a very important part of their lives. Keep them going strong with PetNaturals vitamins and supplements. Anoka, MN (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 DogWhatever.com is a subsidiary of DLS Solutions, LLC, based in Minnesota, "Land of 10,000 Pets". "Pets are an important part of the family," says DogWhatever.com, which supplies the vitamins and supplements to keep the "family member" healthy and happy. DogWhatever offers a natural way to keep pets strong with Pet Naturals...

2011-08-01 15:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic products, today reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. Second Quarter Results For the second quarter ended June 30, 2011, VIVUS reported a net loss of $16.2 million, or $0.20 per share, as compared to a net loss of $22.8 million, or $0.28 per share, for the...

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2011-07-25 14:05:11

Flying in the face of years of scientific belief, University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sugar doesn't melt, it decomposes. "This discovery is important to food scientists and candy lovers because it will give them yummier caramel flavors and more tantalizing textures. It even gives the pharmaceutical industry a way to improve excipients, the proverbial spoonful of sugar that helps your medicine go down," said Shelly J. Schmidt, a University of Illinois professor of food...


Word of the Day
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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