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Curcumin is a yellow pigment of the spice turmeric that is being studied in cancer prevention.
Student researchers throughout Australia compete for annual award

Student researchers throughout Australia compete for annual award

Student researchers from throughout Australia will compete for state and national titles in the country’s leading competition for life science, biotechnology and bio-engineering students: the 2011 AusBiotech-GSK Student Excellence Awards. Applications are now open for the 2011 awards. [More]
Turmeric effective in tennis or golfer's elbow

Turmeric effective in tennis or golfer's elbow

A new study shows that turmeric – a common culinary spice could help in the treatment of painful tendinitis which includes the conditions known as tennis or golfer's elbow. [More]
Common culinary spice derivative could treat tendinitis

Common culinary spice derivative could treat tendinitis

A derivative of a common culinary spice found in Indian curries could offer a new treatment hope for sufferers of the painful condition tendinitis, an international team of researchers has shown. [More]
Majority of cancers are due to epigenetic influences

Majority of cancers are due to epigenetic influences

Dr. Ajay Goel, Ph.D., Director of Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention at the Gastrointestinal Research Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, has announced plans for a series of upcoming studies to continue to unlock the mechanisms by which curcumin prevents cancer via its influence on epigenetic activity. [More]
Multiple toxic mechanisms link elevated iron, copper levels in the brain and extensive DNA damage

Multiple toxic mechanisms link elevated iron, copper levels in the brain and extensive DNA damage

No one knows the cause of most cases of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative disorders. But researchers have found that certain factors are consistently associated with these debilitating conditions. [More]
Curcumin compound can help head and neck cancer cells overcome resistance to chemotherapy drugs

Curcumin compound can help head and neck cancer cells overcome resistance to chemotherapy drugs

A primary reason that head and neck cancer treatments fail is the tumor cells become resistant to chemotherapy drugs. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a compound derived from the Indian spice curcumin can help cells overcome that resistance. [More]
Basic Yellow 1 dye extends lifespan in healthy nematodes, slows Alzheimer's disease-like pathology in worms

Basic Yellow 1 dye extends lifespan in healthy nematodes, slows Alzheimer's disease-like pathology in worms

Basic Yellow 1, a dye used in neuroscience laboratories around the world to detect damaged protein in Alzheimer's disease, is a wonder drug for nematode worms. In a study appearing in the March 30, online edition of Nature, the dye, also known as Thioflavin T, (ThT) extended lifespan in healthy nematode worms by more than 50 percent and slowed the disease process in worms bred to mimic aspects of Alzheimer's. [More]
UCLA researchers identify new biomarker that can help track amyloid beta in Alzheimer's

UCLA researchers identify new biomarker that can help track amyloid beta in Alzheimer's

UCLA researchers have identified a new biomarker that could help them track how effectively the immune system is able to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the plaques considered one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Turmeric may be 'the right spice' to fight colon cancer

Turmeric may be 'the right spice' to fight colon cancer

Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries - and ancient wisdom suggests that it's also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. [More]
Study: New curcumin-hybrid compound may help protect, regenerate brain cells after stroke

Study: New curcumin-hybrid compound may help protect, regenerate brain cells after stroke

Whether or not you're fond of Indian, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern food, stroke researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center think you may become a fan of one of their key spices. [More]
Curcumin and dye brilliant blue G may help block dangerous swelling in TBI

Curcumin and dye brilliant blue G may help block dangerous swelling in TBI

An old Indian spice and a dye whose cousin makes sports drinks blue are pointing scientists toward better treatment of traumatic brain injuries. [More]
Synthetic derivative of curry spice can be effective neuroprotective for stroke and TBI

Synthetic derivative of curry spice can be effective neuroprotective for stroke and TBI

A synthetic derivative of the curry spice turmeric, made by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, dramatically improves the behavioral and molecular deficits seen in animal models of ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury. [More]
Cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust and french fries increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust and french fries increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

There is growing evidence that exposure to a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes -- which are found in the smoke inhaled from cigarettes, the exhaust of automobiles and even in French fries - can increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease. [More]
EcoNugenics introduces new nutraceutical compound for breast health

EcoNugenics introduces new nutraceutical compound for breast health

EcoNugenics® is proud to introduce BreastDefend™, a new nutraceutical compound formulated specifically to promote and maintain breast health. Physician-formulated BreastDefend is crafted from eight exclusive, clinically tested compounds, including scientifically supported nutrients, herbs, and medicinal mushrooms. [More]
Study suggests curcumin may be an effective therapy for liver fibrosis

Study suggests curcumin may be an effective therapy for liver fibrosis

Curcumin, a chemical that gives curry its zing, holds promise in preventing or treating liver damage from an advanced form of a condition known as fatty liver disease, new Saint Louis University research suggests. [More]
Turmeric component enhances chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer

Turmeric component enhances chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer

Curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, when combined with the drug Cisplatin enhances the chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center have found. [More]
Tips to improve cellular prostate health

Tips to improve cellular prostate health

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in America and may lead to more than 32,000 deaths this year. Medical Doctor and cancer expert, Dr. Isaac Eliaz announces breakthrough research and essential recommendations for the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. [More]
Researchers explore impact of various factors on increasing rates of Clostridium difficile infection

Researchers explore impact of various factors on increasing rates of Clostridium difficile infection

In five different studies presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, researchers explored the impact of various factors on increasing rates of Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile), such as the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and the substantial increase in antibiotic use due to new National Hospital Quality Measures; strategies to combat high rates of C. difficile infections; and cutting‐edge treatments for this potentially deadly-and quite common-infection. [More]
Scientists use turmeric extract to target cancer cells

Scientists use turmeric extract to target cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Leicester, funded by Hope Against Cancer, are pioneering the use of a common curry cooking ingredient to target cancer cells. The research in the University Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine is making use of actual tissue from tumours extracted from patients undergoing surgery. [More]
Recommendations for prostate cancer prevention and treatment

Recommendations for prostate cancer prevention and treatment

In light of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, integrative medicine pioneer and cancer expert Dr. Isaac Eliaz announces breakthrough research and essential recommendations for the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. As a well known specialist in the field of integrative prostate cancer therapy, Dr. Eliaz strategically combines ancient and modern healing modalities into a holistic practice of medicine by successfully incorporating the most effective and well researched therapies available in conventional and complementary medicine. [More]