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Nuvilex Cites Study that Suggests Red Yeast Rice, an Active Ingredient in Cinnechol, Can Help to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Study Published in Annals of Internal Medicine CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, announced today that red yeast rice, an ingredient contained in Cinnechol, one of the Company's prim...

Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity

Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- The process by which yeast cells produce glucose may affect how long the cells -- and perhaps humans -- live, a new study has found. The researchers found that th...

How yeast is helping us to understand Parkinson's Disease

Teams of scientists from Australia and the United States have used yeast and mammalian cells to discover a connection between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's disease. Yeasts are single cell organisms, used widely in biological research because their structure resembles that of ...

Genetic Approach Boosts Yeast Infection Treatment

Inhibiting protein could yield new drug targets for mucosal fungus found in most people MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic approach to improve treatment of common infections caused by the yeast Candida albicans has been successfully tested by researchers at Georgetown...

Fish oil and red yeast rice studied for lowering blood cholesterol

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A great deal of scientific evidence shows that cholesterol-reducing medications known as statins can help prevent coronary artery disease. Although the safety of these medications has been well documented, as many as 40 percent of patients who receive a prescription for statins...

New research on mutation in yeast can enhance understanding of human diseases

DURHAM, N.H. Yeast, a model organism heavily relied upon for studying basic biological processes as they relate to human health, mutates in a distinctly different pattern than other model organisms, a finding that brings researchers closer to understanding the role of evolutionary genetics in hum...

Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack

It significantly lowers cholesterol, researchers say FRIDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who have had a heart attack may be able to reduce the risk of another attack by 45 percent by taking a purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, a new study suggests. What's more, the n...

Penn researchers find potential in yeast for selecting Lou Gehrig's disease drugs

PHILADELPHIA - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are developing a novel approach to screen for drugs to combat neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, using yeast cells. In recent months a number of mutations...

Common misdiagnosis: most women believe they have a yeast infection when they don't

ST. LOUIS -- Most women who think they have a vaginal yeast infection are wrong and may be doing more harm than good in treating their problem, says a Saint Louis University researcher who presented her findings recently. Everything that itches isnt a yeast infection, said Susan Hoffstetter, Ph...

Primitive Yeast Yields Secrets Of Human Cholesterol And Drug Metabolism

By first probing the way primitive yeast make cholesterol, a team of scientists has discovered a long-sought protein whose human// counterpart controls cholesterol production and potentially drug metabolism. The collaborative study by investigators at Johns Hopkins University School of Medici...

Chinese Red Yeast Rice Lowers Lipid Levels

Chinese red yeast rice (RYR) is known to contain several ingredients with medicinal properties. One of them is lovastatin, and several trials have confirmed// its possible lipid-lowering effects. This analysis was conducted to assess the effectiveness and safety of RYR extract in changing li...

Innovative yeast genome may handle Cancer Clues

According to scientists mapping of have mapped all the genes in a second type of yeast that they hope will provide new insights into basic cell biology and the development of cancer.A team of international scientists led by Nobel medicine laureate Sir Paul Nurse of the charity Cancer Research UK ha...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

...ng particular varieties of lecithin to food." Lecithin is found at high concentrations in egg whites. It also is in soybeans, grains, fish, legumes, yeast and peanuts. Most commercially used lecithin comes from soybeans. Lecithin can alter food taste and texture and also can be mixed with water to disper...

Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

...iversity of Rochester Medical Center researchers found that tamoxifen kills yeast in mice with Candida infections, which can be fatal to people with compro...ants for chronic conditions. At extremely high levels, tamoxifen slashed yeast levels by 150-fold, causing most fungus cells to break up and die while hal...

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

... skin contaminant that is not causing infection, physicians are taking patients off unnecessary antibiotic. In addition, the faster identification for yeast pathogens is helping physicians prescribe the most effective antifungal drugs earlier for patients with Candidemia," Dr. Wallace added. Abo...

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

...n, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, that found that it kills yeast in mice with Candida infections. This is a crucial step toward developing t...ame as those used, experimentally, to treat brain tumors tamoxifen reduced yeast levels by 150 fold. In fact, the drug caused the fungus cells to break apar...

Local Heart Doctors First in Nation to Announce Active Investigation of Red Wine (Resveratrol) Pills, Issue Consumer Precautions

... first gained attention late in 2003 shortly after Harvard researchers noted that a resveratrol, a molecule found in red wine, prolonged the life of yeast cells in a lab dish. Since then resveratrol has been proven to extend the life of fruit flies, roundworms, cold-water fish and high-fat fed mice. ...

New Data: Efficacy and Responder Analyses of Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 percent for the Treatment of Menopause

...vigel(R) clinical trials, the most common side effects were inflammation of the nasal passages and pharynx, upper respiratory tract infection, vaginal yeast infection, breast tenderness and vaginal bleeding. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms that concern you. Estrogen ...

Breakthrough in combating the side effects of quinine

...Avery and colleagues in the School of Biology used yeast genetics to examine the effects of quinine on a collection of 6000 yeast mutants, each one lacking exactly one of the yeast's 6000 genes. While quite different from humans, yeast is comparable on a cellular level and...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

...ed their way through a series of experiments -- in yeast cells, multiple types of human cancer cells, labor...fruitless. So the researchers ran experiments with yeast cells to see which proteins share GOLPH3's cell ne...with a protein called TOR, whose job is to control yeast cell size. This suggested that the retromer comple...

A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

... Red yeast rice does well in small trial, but there are poten...ts of the centuries-old natural product called red yeast rice. Red yeast rice is produced when a yeast, Monascus purpureus...

Researchers at Case Western Reserve discover a new way the body fights fungal infection

...y School of Medicine, is the first to discover how the body fights off oral yeast infections caused by the most common human fungal pathogen, Candida . ...pecies of the Candida fungus and is the leading cause of vaginal and oral yeast infections, including thrush and denture stomatitis. It is the fourth most ...

Wistar Institute team finds key target of aging regulator

...evity in most organisms ranging from single-celled yeast to mammals. At the cellular level, sirtuins protec...ber of this class, Sir2, in regulation of aging in yeast cells. Sir2 removes an acetyl group attached to a ...r the chromosome endsthe telomeresis important for yeast cells to maintain the ability to replicate. Resear...

The vulnerable cancer cell

...part of the intellectual framework of these two studies -- has its roots in yeast genetics. Synthetic lethality is defined as a genetic interaction where the...wo or more genes leads to cell death. For example, two different strains of yeast may each harbor a mutation that is not lethal on its own. But when both mut...

Genomics for a Greener World

...o harness the potential of plants with high medicinal and industrial value. The initiative will discover plant genes that can be sequenced and used in yeast to produce industrial-scale volumes of biologically derived chemicals such as, pharmaceuticals, food products and insecticides. Dubbed PhytoMetaSyn, t...

Microscopic manufacturers produce eco-friendly plastics

...material for this work are vegetable oils that consist of fatty acids. Gross in collaboration with colleagues at DNA 2.0 (Menlo Park, CA) engineered a yeast to specifically ferment a fatty acid into a compound that can be processed into a bioplastic. "The plastic is very much like polyethylene. It will...

Cadus Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

...s for the first quarter of 2009 and 2008 consisted solely of a licensing fee paid by OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for its non-exclusive license to Cadus' yeast technologies. As of March 31, 2009, Cadus had 13,144,040 shares outstanding. This press release may contain forward-looking statements that ...

Feminine Hygiene Brand Leader Helps Women Restore Their Feminine Self With Launch of Vagisil Satin(TM)

...h, odor, wetness, and dryness. In addition, the Vagisil(R) Screening Kit tests for vaginal infections at home and will let you know if you may have a yeast infection or something more. For more information please visit: www.vagisil.com ...

NASA Nanosatellite to Study Antifungal Drug Effectiveness in Space

... that can detect the growth, density and health of yeast cells and transmit that data to scientists for ana...vels of pressure, temperature and acceleration the yeast and the satellite experience while circling Earth ...,000 miles per hour. Scientists will study how the yeast responds during and after an antifungal treatment ...

Stress and its Remedies

... blood pressure along with a tendency to obesity. High cortisol levels suppress the immune system, which sets the stage for allergic responses, yeast overgrowth and chronic infections. THE EXHAUSTION STAGE: The body's ability to produce cortisol declines, leading to adrenal exhaustion. Excess...

New Survey Shows Impact of Rosacea Leaves Sufferers More Than Just 'Red Faced'

...ng Oracea(R), stay out of direct or artificial sunlight, and make sure you tell your doctor if you have stomach or GI problems, kidney disease, have a yeast or fungal infection, take blood thinners, take oral contraceptives, or take medicine to treat acne, psoriasis or seizures. Oracea(R) does not treat ba...

American Biotech Labs(R) Obtains FDA Approval for New Wound Care Gel Product

...een approved by the by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a disinfectant for dental water lines, and as a surface disinfectant for bacteria, yeast and mold in hospital, residential, commercial and industrial settings; and by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for wound care. The company'...

Tea tree oil and silver together make more effective antiseptics

...ogens that are involved in skin infections. Bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (which is a common cause of skin infections and abscesses), and the yeast Candida albicans, which causes thrush, were killed. These positive findings led the researchers to use microscopic spherical bodies called liposomes...

Discovery may result in new test to determine predisposition to cancer

... help identify new genes that can predict a predisposition to cancer. The study, published in the April issue of Radiation Research , was done in yeast and mammalian cells. Cancer cells show persistent genetic instability and the researchers, led by Robert Schiestl, have discovered a mechanism that...

Synthetic gene circuit allows precise dosing of gene expression

...ion vector overexpresses the gene, but still in an uncontrolled way, Balzsi noted. The synthetic gene expression system the researchers developed in a yeast model would allow more detailed investigation of a gene's effects. "Say you have a gene that is involved in resistance to drugs, and you want to kn...

Molecule tracking reveals mechanism of chromosome separation in dividing cells

... Dynamics; and Trisha Davis, professor of biochemistry, and director of the yeast Resource Center. Asbury is known for research on molecular machines and...hromosomes." The same coupling behavior is found in living things from yeast cells to humans, indicating that it was conserved during evolution as a goo...

New evidence suggests electric hand dryers in public toilets pose health risk

... method, a model micro-organism (yeast) was used to artificially contaminate the hands of volunteers before they used the different methods of drying. yeast was used as this would accurately represent the transmission of the harmful bacteria often present on hands without the risk of harming the volunteers...

Vitamin A signals offer clues to treating autoimmunity

...ry and calming messages at once. The compound is zymosan, a component of yeast cell walls. However, the finding could guide scientists in designing vaccin...surprised to find that both zymosan and live Candida albicans, which causes yeast infections, turned on genes involved in converting vitamin A to its active ...

Newly Published Menopause Study: 'Bioidentical' and FDA-Approved Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Safe and Effective Treatment for Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated With Menopause

...vigel(R) clinical trials, the most common side effects were inflammation of the nasal passages and pharynx, upper respiratory tract infection, vaginal yeast infection, breast tenderness and vaginal bleeding. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms that concern you. Estrogen...

Got High Cholesterol? Statins Are Not the Only Answer, Says Natural Solutions Magazine

...y also help: niacin lowers LDL and raises HDL cholesterol; the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil reduce inflammation, thus lowering cholesterol; and red yeast rice extract, a fermented food, may lower cholesterol as well as a statin but without the side effects. Another article titled "The Heart Healthy Diet...
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