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Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block

...extend beyond the laboratory." With such wonderful properties it is just a matter of time before it becomes the most sought after drug in our pharmacies. Are people queuing up already?...

Parke-Davis (India) runs into rough weather – Court orders attachment of asset

...ked the bailiff to go ahead with the attachment of properties if the company fails to furnish security. <br...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...known whether this treatment may "unleash" harmful properties of the virus or lead to the formation of other disease-causing substances, he added. So let us wait for the day wherein these novel approach of therapy is yet another weapon for combatting cancer....

A non-stick danger

...cals known as fluorinated polymers whose non-stick properties are exploited in cooking utensils, ovens and combustion engines. However, when heated, these polymers can emit a chemical known as trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) which is toxic to plants and does not break down in the environment, a study in today's Na...

Relating heart protection and antihypertensive drugs

...out to determine whether it is the pharmacological properties of antihypertensive drugs or the reduction of blood pressure that accounts for the cardiovascular outcome in hypertensive patients. // As part of a meta-analysis the team compared blood pressure reducing drug treatments in 136,124 patients from 27 ...

For healthy lungs

...ientists believe this effect is due to antioxidant properties of the vitamins, which help protect the tissues of... abundantly in certain fruit and vegetables. The properties are also thought to be responsible for protecting the lungs against the development of cancer, accor...

Biotechnology on the lead

...them, to see what they look like, smell like, what properties they have," he said. "But with knowledge about the genetic code, we can multiply the amount of DNA in a specific species, so if it's smallpox, if it's meningitis, if it's anthrax, we can find it in a very precise fashion."This could prevent massive c...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...nal contrast because MRA uses the natural magnetic properties of the hydrogen atoms present in our bodies to create (with the help of a computer) images of the blood vesels. It is a special type of MRI study and often, the patient having a MRI scan can have MRA study as well at the same time. Whereas MRI looks...

Moderate alcohol consumption protects against dementia

...gested the blood-thinning and cholesterol-lowering properties of ethanol in alcohol may ward off dementia, which is often caused by a blood vessel problem. Another possibility is that low levels of alcohol could stimulate the release acetylcholine, a brain chemical believed to facilitate learning and memory....

Broccoli's role against cancer

...tors it turns out that sulphoraphane’s anti-cancer properties and its indirect anti-oxidant effects are both due to its ability to make cells create a diverse group of enzymes, called “phase 2” enzymes, that protect against cancer by blocking select chemicals from becoming carcinogens. The scientists studied...

Composite fillings to hasten work procedures

...Don. “We are working on improvement of mechanical properties by modifying the surface properties of ACP and by changing the composition of the resin," he says.br>...

Coffee may help prevent cavities

...l. “All coffee solutions have high antiadhesive properties due to naturally ocurring and roasting-induced mol...hat “caffeine is not involved in the antiadhesive properties of coffee solutions,” according to the article. The study data suggest that trigonelline, a water-...

Honey curbs bacteria in the oral cavity

The antimicrobial properties of honey could prove effective in arresting the dental plaque bacteria believed to be responsible for dental caries, a New Zealand researcher will report at the American Association// for Dental Research annual meeting this month. An enzyme in honey...

Dietary cure for fighting Helicobacter pylori

... their studies were focused on the cancer-fighting properties of this compound - but now it appears is can kill even resistant strains of H. pylori .The next stage is to see if broccoli itself can have such a powerful effect, rather than just the extracted compound, and to progress to studies in animals and hum...

Beer guards against Colon Cancer

...ntageous dietary effects and even chemo-preventive properties for carcinogenesis. He suggested certain ingredients in beer act on a molecular level to thwart cancer-causing molecules from doing bad things in the colon. Another researcher, Hyuntae Kim, at the Arizona Cancer Center, felt that, there might also...

Gene glitches connecting pot with Schizophrenia

... According to the researchers, the hallucinogenic properties of marijuana, are connected to a biochemical found abundantly in the brain. The chemical, called cannabinoid receptor protein, studs the surfaces of brain cells and latches onto the active chemical within marijuana known as THC. These sites are wher...

Longer airway in males increases sleep disorder risk

... build an airway model that reveals the mechanical properties of the upper airway. They find that, regardless of height, the airway is always longer in men than in women. This difference makes the male airway more susceptible to collapse, the researchers say. This may be at least part of the reason why men are ...

Just one cigarette could cause significant damage

...ute and chronic effects of smoking on large artery properties in 185 healthy young smokers and non-smokers aged 22 ± 5 years. 116 non-smokers// were compared with 41 chronic smokers with their age, height, weight and sex matched. The researchers also compared augmentation index, aortic pulse wave velocity and ...

Tea Pill Lowers Cholesterol

...clinical trial to confirm the cholesterol-lowering properties of tea in humans. Studies of large populations hav... tea extracts thought to have cholesterol-lowering properties or a placebo pill. The study lasted for 12 weeks. At the end of the trial, patients taking the tea ...

Skip Breakfast, Get Fat

...buttal of the time-honored belief in the fattening properties of late-night meals, Ma says more research is needed to confirm that finding. But it makes sense, Frank says, and counteracts the "myth" about the hazards of midnight munching. The body continues digesting through the night, she says, even when peopl...

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