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2014-05-07 10:11:30

An antioxidant that targets specific cell structures—mitochondria—may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. When the research team gave old mice—the equivalent of 70- to 80-year-old humans—water containing an antioxidant known as MitoQ for four weeks, their arteries functioned as well as the arteries of mice with an equivalent human age of just 25 to...

2014-05-05 23:03:59

According to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder, an antioxidant that targets specific cell structures—mitochondria—may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 An antioxidant that targets specific cell structures—mitochondria—may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, according to a new study by the...

2013-10-28 11:57:51

Mouse findings reverse prevailing theory; point to potential treatment options Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say that, while a prevailing theory suggests elevated cellular levels of glucose ultimately result in diabetic kidney disease, the truth may, in fact, be quite the opposite. The findings could fundamentally change understanding of how diabetes-related diseases develop – and how they might be better treated. Writing in the October 25...

2013-08-05 23:22:03

InVite® Health announces the introduction of its new GliSODin® with Catalase a clinically-studied patent form of Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD). New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 InVite® Health, a leading nutraceutical firm headquartered in New York City, today announced the introduction of its new GliSODin® with Catalase a clinically-studied patent form of Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), an antioxidant present in cells exposed to oxygen. SOD is the primary antioxidant...

Uncovering Dark Oxidants And The Dangerous Effect They Have On Life
2013-05-04 06:50:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of all the things that could be hazardous to your health, would you believe breathing oxygen makes the list? Our bodies produce toxic chemicals in our cells, called oxidants, which we fight naturally and with foods that contain antioxidants like blueberries and dark chocolate. All forms of life that breathe oxygen must fight oxidants to live, even those forms we can´t see with a naked eye, such as bacteria. "If they don't," says...

Let Fungus Reproduce
2012-07-16 14:27:40

New biogeochemical understanding of manganese oxidation lends insight to environmental remediation Harvard-led researchers have discovered that an Ascomycete fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals during asexual reproduction. The key chemical in the process, superoxide, is a byproduct of fungal growth when the organism produces spores. Once released into the environment, superoxide reacts with the element manganese (Mn), producing a highly...

2011-10-17 21:59:09

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a set of genes that act in muscles to modulate aging and resistance to stress in fruit flies. Scientists have previously found mutations that extend fruit fly lifespan, but this group of genes is distinct because it acts specifically in muscles. The findings could help doctors better understand and treat muscle degeneration in human aging. The results were published online this week by the journal Developmental Cell....

2011-09-07 14:01:50

Feedback mechanism coordinates cellular respiration and the degradation of free oxygen radicals Oxygen-consuming organisms obtain energy through cellular respiration, which is the transformation of carbohydrates and oxygen into carbon dioxide and water. This process also produces toxic oxygen radicals which must be decomposed immediately, as they would otherwise cause damage to cells. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin have now discovered a mechanism,...

2011-06-30 05:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeVantage Corporation (OTCBB: LFVN), the maker of science-based solutions for the reduction of oxidative stress by the synergistic activation of Nrf2, announced today that renowned scientist, co-discoverer of superoxide dismutase and a pioneer in the area of Free Radical Biology, Dr. Joe M. McCord, has accepted the position as the Company's Chief Scientific Officer. In addition, Dr. Brooks Hybertson, nationally-recognized oxidative stress...

2011-06-03 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeVantage Corporation (OTCBB: LFVN), the maker of Protandim®, a clinically demonstrated, science-based therapy for the reduction of oxidative stress by the synergistic activation of Nrf2, announced today that a new peer-reviewed review article involving Protandim® was published in the scientific journal Enzyme Research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090930/LIFEVANTAGELOGO) The review,...


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