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2014-04-28 12:17:35

The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics A team of researchers in the University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy has discovered a molecular pathway that could be key to creating new therapeutics that would slow or even reverse the progression of end-stage liver disease. Although cirrhosis of the liver is most commonly associated with alcohol or drug...

2013-10-23 10:19:04

New research by scientists at UC San Francisco shows that one of the brain's fundamental self-protection mechanisms depends on coordinated, finely calibrated teamwork among neurons and non-neural cells knows as glial cells, which until fairly recently were thought to be mere support cells for neurons. The study, which has implications for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and other nervous system disorders, adds to a growing body of evidence that glial cells are integral to...

2013-10-14 09:24:31

University of Utah researchers have found that deficiency of an antioxidant response protein called nuclear erythroid-2 like factor-2 (Nrf2) delays or prevents hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a type of a heart failure in which the heart muscle grows abnormally thick. This new finding, published in the Oct. 1, 2013, issue of Cardiovascular Research, suggests that restoring the normal balance of reduction-oxidation chemical reactions in the body could prevent heart disease and other conditions...

2013-09-12 13:30:43

Japanese researchers have identified a mutation associated with a higher incidence of lung cancer in Japanese women who do not smoke, but better survival in lung cancer patients. In a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, the team from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies shows that a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in a gene that protects cells from oxidative stress is found four times more frequently in women than in men. Lung cancer is the leading cause of...

2013-03-20 23:00:30

Chronic inflammation contributes to a host of medical conditions affecting people, companion pets and horses but being proactive can help keep that inflammation under control. Cur-OST® is a curcumin based all natural anti-inflammatory supplement that has demonstrated the ability to reduce chronic inflammation through modulation of two key transcription factors; NF-kB and NRF2, thereby reducing inflammation and also enhancing the immune response which may impact a variety of clinical...

2012-07-23 20:48:38

A new and powerful class of antioxidants could one day be a potent treatment for Parkinson's disease, researchers report. A class of antioxidants called synthetic triterpenoids blocked development of Parkinson's in an animal model that develops the disease in a handful of days, said Dr. Bobby Thomas, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University and corresponding author of the study in the journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. Thomas and...

2012-02-06 09:00:00

A newly published study, investigating the proper blood vessel formation (angiogenesis), implicates a specific factor (Nrf2) in premature aging of the blood vessels, as well as their improper healing. Expanding on this study Nutri-Med Logic Corp says that Nrf2, also known as a physiological regulator of oxidative stress, plays an important part in general premature aging as well as many diseases, ranging from Arthritis to Alzheimer. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 A new study,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.