Maple leaf extract could nip skin wrinkles in the bud

Public Release: 20-Aug-2018 American Chemical Society   IMAGE: Extracts from summer or fall red maple leaves are formulated into a powder that could be incorporated in skincare products to prevent wrinkles. Credit: Hang Ma BOSTON, Aug. 20, 2018 — Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns…

Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day

Public Release: 20-Aug-2018 Effects of protein composition and concentration detailed in a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science® Elsevier Philadelphia, August 20, 2018 – A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. H. Douglas…

Could vitamin B3 treat acute kidney injury?

Public Release: 20-Aug-2018   Researchers discover mechanism that could lead to new, accessible treatment Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center   IMAGE: This is Samir M. Parikh, MD, Nephrologist and Principal Investigator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BOSTON – Acute kidney injury, an often fatal condition without a specific…

Clay to fight bacteria in wounds: An old practice may be a new solution

Public Release: 21-Aug-2018   Mayo Clinic ROCHESTER, Minn. – The use of mud or wet clay as a topical skin treatment or a poultice is a common practice in some cultures and the concept of using mud as medicine goes back to earliest times. Now Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators at Arizona State University…

Cannabis link to relieving intestinal inflammation explained

Public Release: 13-Aug-2018   University of Massachusetts Medical School WORCESTER, MA – Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may finally be explained by new research from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Bath showing that endocannabinoids help control and prevent intestinal inflammation…

Higher omega-3 index associated with better brain function in children

Public Release: 13-Aug-2018   Wright On Marketing & Communications New research published in the July edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, has established a strong correlation between blood levels of omega-3s, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and better brain function in children two to six years old. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to…

Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice

Public Release: 14-Aug-2018 The Francis Crick Institute Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study from the Francis Crick Institute shows. The research, published in Immunity, shows that mice fed on a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol – which is…

Compounds in ‘monster’ radish could help tame cardiovascular disease

Public Release: 8-Aug-2018 American Chemical Society Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or “monster,” radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent…

Bribing bacteria to play nicely is good for everyone

Public Release: 9-Aug-2018 Salk scientists find that common dietary elements cure lethal infections, eliminating the need for antibiotics Salk Institute Caption Salk scientists find that common dietary elements cure lethal infections, eliminating the need for antibiotics. From left: (front) Yujung Lee and Karina Sanchez; (back) Janelle Ayres, Samuel Redford, Grischa Chen and Alexandria Palaferri Schieber…

New theory may explain cause of depression and improve treatments

Public Release: 9-Aug-2018 A review of recent studies suggests mitochondria may be the root cause of depression, providing an opportunity for novel antidepressant medication Frontiers A new area in depression research suggests dysfunction in mitochondria — the main source of energy for cells — could lead to major depression. Published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, this…

Bad Breath quickly eliminated by a Ginger compound

Bad Breath quickly eliminated by a Ginger compound Bad Breath quickly eliminated by a Ginger compound As the results of this study show, the pungent principle of ginger, the so-called 6-gingerol, makes the level of the enzyme sulfhydryl oxidase 1 in saliva increase 16-fold within a few seconds. The saliva and breath analyses carried out…

New emerging research suggests Montmorency tart cherries may help enhance gut health

Public Release: 7-Aug-2018   Weber Shandwick Chicago   IMAGE: Research suggests Montmorency tart cherries may help enhance gut health. Credit: Cherry Marketing Institute LANSING, Mich. August 7, 2018 – Montmorency tart cherries may play a role in improving gut health, suggests a first-of-its kind human trial of nine adults combined with a parallel laboratory study…

Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered

Public Release: 7-Aug-2018   Lund University Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future. “In a study of all the…

Soy diets might increase women’s bone strength

Public Release: 7-Aug-2018   University of Missouri-Columbia COLUMBIA, Mo. – Osteoporosis, decreased physical activity and weight gain are serious health concerns for postmenopausal women. Researchers from the University of Missouri now have discovered through a new animal study that soy protein found in food might counter the negative effects of menopause on bone and metabolic…

Mushrooms of the Far East hold promise for the anti-cancer therapy

Public Release: 2-Aug-2018 Mushrooms from the Far East area contain the natural chemical compounds, which could be used for the design of the novel drugs with highly specific anti-tumor activities and low-toxicity Far Eastern Federal University IMAGE: This is Inonotus obliquus, Far Eastern medical mushroom. Credit: Eugenia M. Bulakh Mushrooms from the Far East area…

Low plasma levels of omega-3 fatty acids associated with preterm birth

Public Release: 3-Aug-2018   Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Boston, MA – Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids in their first and second trimesters were at a significantly higher risk of early preterm birth when compared with women who had higher levels of these fatty acids,…

Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine

Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine In the latest study, the scientists measured levels of LAC (acetyl-L-carnitine) in blood samples taken from people diagnosed with MDD. They found that levels were significantly decreased in these patients, as compared to age-matched individuals without depression. Additional analysis…

Pregnant with epilepsy? Folic acid may prevent language delays for baby

Public Release: 1-Aug-2018   American Academy of Neurology   MINNEAPOLIS – Women who take epilepsy drugs while they are pregnant may have a lower risk of having a child with delays in language skills if they take folic acid supplements before and early in pregnancy, according to a study published in the August 1, 2018,…