Food Additive Found In Candy, Gum Could Alter Digestive Cell Structure And Function

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The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is “significantly decreased” after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Researchers exposed a small intestinal […]

Protein Found That Initiates DNA Repair

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A research team has discovered a protein that may serve as a first responder that sets in motion a cascade of molecular activity to repair damaged DNA. The research team was led by Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov, professors of biology at the University of Rochester. Biologists, geneticists, and other scientists who study the cellular […]

Skin Bacteria Could Protect Against Disease

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There are more and more examples of the ways in which we can benefit from our bacteria. According to researcher Rolf Lood from Lund University in Sweden, this is true for the skin as well. He has shown that the most common bacteria on human skin secrete a protein which protects us from the reactive […]

Study Pinpoints Protein That Detects Damage From Radiation

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High doses of radiation from cancer treatment can cause severe damage to cells and tissues, resulting in injury to bone marrow and the gastrointestinal tract. The consequences can be fatal. Yet researchers do not fully understand how exposure to radiation triggers this damage at the molecular level. Led by Yale professor of immunobiology Richard Flavell, […]

Fungus In Humans For First Time As Key Factor In Crohn’s Disease

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A fungus has been identified as a key factor in the development of Crohn’s disease, an international team of researchers has identified for the first time. A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine-led team of international researchers has for the first time identified a fungus as a key factor in the development of Crohn’s […]

Modified: GMOS AND THE THREAT TO OUR FOOD, OUR LAND, OUR FUTURE

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A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time–GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods. […]

Aged Garlic Extract Can Reduce Dangerous Plaque Buildup In Arteries

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The supplement Aged Garlic Extract can reverse the buildup of deadly plaque in arteries and help prevent the progression of heart disease, according to a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Nutrition. The research, conducted at LA BioMed, found a reduction in the amount of low-attenuation plaque, or “soft plaque,” in the arteries […]

Healing Power Of Aloe Vera Proves Beneficial For Teeth And Gums, Too

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Aloe vera tooth gel is intended, like toothpaste, to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the mouth. The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. Legend has it that Cleopatra used aloe vera to […]

Flame Retardants: Human Hair And Nails Can Tell Toxic Secrets

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Chemicals used as flame retardants that are potentially harmful to humans are found in hair, toenails and fingernails, according to new research from Indiana University. The discovery of an easily available biomarker should ease the way for further research to determine the human impact of chemicals commonly found in the environment, including in indoor dust, […]

Peaches Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis In Mice

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Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. AgriLife Research scientists say that the mixture of phenolic compounds present in the peach extract are responsible for the inhibition of metastasis, according to the study, which was this month published in the Journal of Nutritional […]