Navigation Links
Preventing cancer, quite naturally
Date:6/23/2010

Exciting headlines about the cancer-preventing potential of berries, red wine, and other foods are in the news almost every day. An article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine, highlights the researchers trying to make medicines based on substances in those foods and turn their potential into reality.

C&EN Associate Editor Carmen Drahl notes that scientists have tried for years to develop drugs that reduce the risk of cancer, with only a few successes. So-called "natural products" chemicals derived from plants and other living organisms are the basis for almost one-third of today's prescription medicines. Hints about their potential effects in preventing cancer thrust natural products into the research spotlight.

The article described how scientists, sifting through natural products from fruits and vegetables, have identified a variety of promising candidates. These include resveratrol, a substance found in red wine, and abyssinone, a substance found in a plant from traditional Chinese medicine. Scientists are also studying potential cancer-preventing substances in deep-ocean microbes. Even though some natural products have failed to prevent cancer in human clinical trials, Drahl cites continued optimism that the search will pay off.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Preventing cells from getting the kinks out of DNA
2. Vaccines preventing pneumococcal disease protect African children with sickle-cell disease
3. Preventing gastric cancer with antibiotics
4. Preventing or reversing inflammation after heart attack, stroke may require 2-pronged approach
5. New finding in cell migration may be key to preventing clots, cancer spread
6. UC Davis research confirms benefits of calcium and vitamin D in preventing fractures
7. New study suggests minke whales are not preventing recovery of larger whales
8. Mango effective in preventing, stopping certain colon, breast cancer cells
9. Preventing allergies
10. Climate change poker: The barriers which are preventing a global agreement
11. NIH funds work at WPI on regenerating heart tissue and preventing urinary tract infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2017)... 2017 The report "Video Surveillance ... Servers, Storage Devices), Software (Video Analytics, VMS), and Service ... Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market was ... projected to reach USD 75.64 Billion by 2022, at ... base year considered for the study is 2016 and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 The Controller General of ... Mr. Abdulla Algeen have received the prestigious international IAIR Award ... Continue Reading ... ... and Deputy Controller Abdulla Algeen (small picture on the right) have received ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... PUNE, India , March 23, 2017 The report ... Equipment, Touchless Biometric), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by ... growing at a CAGR of 29.63% between 2017 and 2022. ... ... Logo ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... first-ever genomics analysis platform specifically designed for life science researchers to analyze ... pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin, who made a major contribution to the discovery ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... Personal eye wash is a basic ... one eye at a time. So which eye do you rinse first if a dangerous ... have Plum Duo Eye Wash with its unique dual eye piece. , “Whether ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient support solutions, has ... (CNE) network, which will launch this week. The VMS CNEs ... professionals to enhance the patient care experience by delivering peer-to-peer ... care professionals to help women who have been diagnosed and ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... A new ... rates in frozen and fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycles. ... to IVF success. , After comparing the results from the fresh and frozen ...
Breaking Biology Technology: