Immune System

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New Food Trend, Koji

Posted on July 16, 2018

Consumer behavior is beginning to change in regards to food and is embracing more traditional foods. They are also relearning ancient culinary methods such as fermenting. This could be one of the most positive food trends in many decades as these fermented foods are really important for optimal gut health and plays a crucial role […]

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Cancer Cells Hijack DNA Repair Networks

Posted on July 1, 2018

The university of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) scientists have completed research that has revealed how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to prevent telomeres, the end caps of chromosomes, from shortening and allowing the tumor to spread.  The findings of this research are published in the journal Cell Reports. When a cell is formed, a […]

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Halting Spread of Lung Cancer

Posted on June 4, 2018

A component of cancer cells, which act like a cellular post office, was found by the scientists at the Universities of York and Texas could be the key to preventing the spread of lung cancer to other parts of the body.  These findings could lead to new therapeutics, targeted at a particular communication mechanism in […]

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High BP Meds Block Cancer

Posted on June 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher Guillaume Jacquemet and Academy Professor Johanna Ivaska have screened already approved drugs and discovered that calcium channel blockers can efficiently stop cancer cell invasion in vitro.  These blockers are currently being used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) but their potential use in blocking cancer cell metastases has not been previously reported. Cancer’s […]

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Oh, Those Superbugs!

Posted on December 20, 2017

Common and serious infections are getting even harder to treat with all the bacteria, viruses and parasites that are able to survive some of the drugs we are using, like the basic antibiotics. These also include pneumonia. According to the World Health Organization they are in every country and if it keeps getting harder to […]

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Can Arginine Enhance The Immune Response?

Posted on December 15, 2017

Researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI), shows that L-arginine, which is an amino acid that is consumed through diet, can actually boost the activity of a particular type of immune cells, called T cells. The metabolism of these cells is organized and the cells […]

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Bladder Cancer & Vitamin D

Posted on November 16, 2017

Other than the already known benefits of Vitamin D, could there be yet another important benefit?  Our vitamin D intake is important, as low levels have been linked to a risk of bladder cancer.  These findings are coming from results presented recently at the Society for Endocrinology conference in the United Kingdom. Evidence has already […]

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Treating Pain Without Drugs

Posted on November 10, 2017

The United States released a federal report revealing that more than 54% of adults had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in 2012. This is a leading cause of disability and major contributor to health care expenses and disability compensation, and a significant price Americans pay for pain. […]

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Increase Vitamin E

Posted on November 8, 2017

How about tossing in some whole eggs to a colorful salad? According to research from Purdue University this will boost the amount of Vitamin E . Vitamin E is the second-most under consumed nutrient in the average American diet. This is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, according to Wayne Campbell, […]

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Castor Oil Benefits

Posted on November 6, 2017

The castor oil seed has a very unique chemical composition.  The seed plant is native to India and 90% of its composition is ricinolete acid.  This is a fatty acid that is thought to be responsible for castor oil’s healing properties.  In Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Persia and 17th Century Europe and the Americas, […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon