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8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure
...hade Tulbaghia violacea, a bulbous plant with hairless
leaves often referred to as society or wild garlic Dried leaves from the plants were ground and used to prepare organic and acqueous extracts. Ten grams of ground plant material was suspended in either a methanol or distilled water solution for 4...
Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer
...ce in evolution. If Stone Age people believed that hairless
babies were more attractive than hairy ones, this could explain why humans are the only apes lacking a coat of fur. Harris suggests that Neanderthals must have been furry in order to survive the Ice Age. Our species would have seen them as "animals"...
Chemicals in brown algae may protect against skin cancer
...y. Researchers applied the BAPs to the skin of hairless
mice and fed it to the animals in their diet. In b...udy, Stoner and his collaborators used a strain of hairless
mice that are particularly susceptible to UVB-induced skin cancer. Nine experimental groups were use...
Signal protein shows promise for blocking tumor promoters in skin cells
...ted in uncontrolled cell growth with thick, scaly, hairless
plaques on the skin. These plaques, or lesions, resembled precursors of cancer. Breeding experiments with the mice indicated that high Srcasm levels counteracted the effects of Fyn. The findings reveal that levels of Fyn and Srcasm work in a kind...