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More Fat Leads to Less Coronary Artery Calcification

...a-3 fatty acids create chemical compounds known as bioactive mediators, which protect against the growth of abnormal blood vessels, a condition that characterizes some forms of retinopathy. In part, this occurs because these mediators suppress a type of inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor alpha (...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

...containing one or more growth factors to provide a bioactive matrix where nerve cells can regrow. It is known...o developed a way to make these aligned nanofibers bioactive by attaching various biochemicals directly onto the surfaces of the nanofibers. Thus, the bioactive ...

Study on Bioactive Paper That can Detect Life Threatening Bacteria and Viruses

Canadian researchers are developing a bioactive paper that can detect and deactivate life-threaten...d provincial government for the development of the bioactive paper, said the idea stemmed in the wake of the SARS outbreak and the anthrax scare in the US. "Wh...

Fat Screen Delivers Plant-derived Chemical With Antidiabetic Effects

...a technologically advanced screen of more than 500 bioactive compounds, the researchers found that harmine has such a positive effect on fat. The fat cells under examination were manipulated such that they literally lit up when fat-boosting PPAR became active. Further study of harmine's effects in diabetic m...

Nanotechnology Could Treat Spinal Cord Injuries, Diabetes, and Parkinson's Disease

... of Parkinson's disease after being exposed to the bioactive nanostructures developed in Stupp's laboratory at Northwestern University. Stupp also showed another nanotechnology achievement in joint work with Jon Lomasney at Northwestern demonstrating the use of nanostructures and proteins to achieve recovery o...

New Chemistry Approach Promises Less Expensive Drugs

... have a substantial impact on the discovery of new bioactive compounds for the benefit of society." MacMillan said he hopes the findings would eventually make drugs both more useful and widely available. "The big payoff here is that the discovery will allow new chemical reactions to be developed that are p...

Tissue Engineering for Craniofacial Reconstruction

... paradigm combines isolated cells with appropriate bioactive agents in a biomaterial scaffold. It is widely recognized that scaffold architecture can profoundly influence the behavior of cells on tissue-engineering constructs. On the occasion of 85th General Session of the International Association for Denta...

Science Builds Behind Pomegranate Extracts for Health

...d pomegranate extracts lead to increased levels of bioactive compounds in the blood and boost antioxidant levels, says new research that could see the extracts start// to rival the juice for boosting health. Consumption of pomegranate juice has been on the rise, particularly in the UK where sales have rocket...

Study Finds Astaxanthin Is Potent Inhibitor of Oxidation in Cell Membrane Model

...pstream from the point that produces activation of bioactive inflammatory mediators. "These data clearly demonstrate a differentiation within the carotenoid class of medically promising antioxidants and provided, in part, the impetus for Cardax Pharmaceuticals to advance an astaxanthin-based derivative into a...

Potential New Therapeutic Target for Asthma, Allergies and Cancer

...ealth University researchers have identified how a bioactive molecule involved with allergy, inflammation and cancer is transported out of mast cells, according to findings //published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mast cells are specialized cells that react to aller...

New Garlic Product Mimics Garlic to Perfection

... Products, Inc., Garli-Eze?. Allicin, is the chief bioactive ingredient of garlic. It was established in the st... propriety product. By nature a very short lived bioactive substance, allicin requires complicated and highly sophisticated methods to assess its presence in a...

Genetic Map Reveals How Drugs Fight Diseases: Study

...rofiles from cultured human cells treated with 164 bioactive small molecules, including the anti-cancer drug gedunin, estrogen and certain antipsychotics. They also collected genetic signatures from cells affected by conditions such as diet-induced obesity, Alzheimer's disease, and a drug-resistant form of l...

Americans Deficient In Dietary Intake Of Choline Needed for Fetal Brain Development

...Soy lecithin is also considered as one of the most bioactive and natural sources of the nutrient, which has no cholesterol or saturated fat. The researchers had explained that they faced difficulty in accurately estimating the per capita choline intake, as the food composition database was only recently made...

New UCSD Program to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

...diversity of structurally unprecedented and highly bioactive molecules with the potential to contribute successfully to the treatment of infectious diseases,” said Fenical. Victor Nizet, M.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCSD’s School of Medicine. He and ...

Skin Cancer Risk Reduced by Taking Green Leafy Vegetables

...ntain a variety of vitamins and minerals and other bioactive substances that include lutein, vitamins C and E, flavonoids, folic acid, and fiber, according to the health portal HealthSentinel. Researchers studied over 1,000 adults living in Australia over an 11-year period and provided them full-body skin ex...

Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold

...can tell the difference between materials that are bioactive compared to bioinert polymers. Our material is designed to be similar to mineral in bone so that cells readily attach to the scaffold." properties. Source: Eureka...

A New Bioactive Cement For Facial Reconstruction the future

...can tell the difference between materials that are bioactive compared to bioinert polymers. He explains that the new material is designed to be similar to mineral in bone so that cells readily attach to the scaffold. He explained that though the researchers used bone cells from mouse in their experiments, in p...

Re-evaluation of the soy protein’s effects to reduce cholestero

... to 19 studies that researched on isoflavones, the bioactive molecules found in soy. It was found that they had no effect on lowering triglyceride level in the blood or on improving the level of good cholesterol. The committee also re-evaluated the studies of soy protein and isoflavones on menopause-related ...

The many facets of milk and its health potential

... metabolism, thereby allowing access to unexplored bioactive molecular structures," Stated by Prof. Mattick, "This strategic national alliance builds on the potential, capacity and strengths of the IMB as an internationally competitive research organisation meeting the industry demand for commercially driv...

Another Potential Of Stem Cells Discovered: Used For Growing Cartilage

...lage. The cells were then implanted in mice on a bioactive scaffold for 35 days. When they removed the scaffo...ial College. The team had previously developed the bioactive scaffold, which was used as a scaffold to grow the stem cells on. Dr Archana Vats, first...

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