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chile peppers
2014-08-23 03:00:51

American Chemical Society As anyone who has bitten into a chili pepper knows, its burning spiciness — though irresistible to some — is intolerable to others. Scientists exploring the chili pepper’s effect are using their findings to develop a new drug candidate for many kinds of pain, which can be caused by inflammation or other problems. They reported their progress on the compound, which is being tested in clinical trials, in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Laykea Tafesse...

chili peppers for tumors
2014-08-04 03:30:04

University of California, San Diego Health System Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ultimately reduces the risk of colorectal tumors. The findings are published in the August 1, 2014 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The receptor or ion channel,...

Spicy Food Personality
2013-07-18 14:41:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone who's ever dared to eat the 'Suicidal' chicken wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY knows the painful rush that comes with every deliciously fiery bite, and a new study from Penn State researchers suggested that the thrill-seekers among us are the most inclined to like the spicy stuff. According to the report, which was presented at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food...

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