A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Laura Gallagher l.gallagher@imperial.ac.uk 44-020-759-48432 Imperial College London Polio research gives new insight into tackling vaccine-derived poliovirus A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine, according to a new study published today in the New England…

Early life exposure to BPA may affect testis function in adulthood

2010  study posted for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society Exposure to environmental levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in the womb and early life may cause long-lasting harm to testicular function, according to a new study conducted in animals. The results are being presented Monday at The Endocrine…

Blueberry ameliorates hepatic fibrosis

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Ye-Ru Wang wjg@wjgnet.com 86-105-908-0039 World Journal of Gastroenterology Conventional drugs used in the treatment of liver diseases inevitably have side effects. An increasing number of natural substances have been studied to explore if they have protective effects on the liver. Blueberries have unique effects on human retinal, brain and…

Higher levels of vitamin B6, common amino acid associated with lower risk of lung cancer

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Paul Brennan, Ph.D. Brennan@iarc.fr JAMA and Archives Journals This release is available in Chinese. An analysis that included nearly 400,000 participants finds that those with higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine (found in most protein) had an associated lower risk of lung cancer,…

Polyphenols in red wine and green tea halt prostate cancer growth

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New report in the FASEB Journal suggests that disrupting a particular cellular signaling pathway could stop or slow the initiation, promotion, and progression of prostate cancer In what could lead to a major advance in the treatment of…

Healthy diet could slow or reverse early effects of Alzheimer’s disease

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Preston M. Moretz pmoretz@temple.edu 215-204-4380 Temple University Patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s Disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet, according to researchers at Temple University. In a previous study [http://www.temple.edu/newsroom/2009_2010/12/stories/alzheimers.htm], researchers led by Domenico Praticò, an…

Molecular link between diabetes and schizophrenia connects food and mood

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Leigh MacMillan leigh.macmillan@vanderbilt.edu 615-322-4747 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Defects in insulin function – which occur in diabetes and obesity – could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular link between impaired insulin signaling in the brain and schizophrenia-like behaviors…

Green tea extract appears to keep cancer in check in majority of CLL patients

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Karl Oestreich newsbureau@mayo.edu 507-284-5005 Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic has conducted the first clinical studies of tea extract in cancer patients CHICAGO — ASCO Abstract Number: 6522 (http://abstract.asco.org/AbstView_74_47574.html). An extract of green tea appears to have clinical activity with low toxicity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who used it…

Key nutrient in maternal diet promises ‘dramatic’ improvements for people with Down syndrome ( Choline )

2010 study posted for filing Contact: John Carberry jjc338@cornell.edu 607-255-5353 Cornell University ITHACA, N.Y. – A nutrient found in egg yolks, liver and cauliflower taken by mothers during pregnancy and nursing may offer lifelong “dramatic” health benefits to people with Down syndrome . A new study done at Cornell University and published June 2 in…

New evidence that chili pepper ingredient fights fat

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society Capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup by triggering certain beneficial protein changes in the body, according to a new study on the topic. The report, which could lead to new treatments…

Peaches, plums induce deliciously promising death of breast cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Kathleen Phillips ka-phillips@tamu.edu 979-845-2872 Texas A&M AgriLife Communications       AUDIO:   Breast cancer cells — even the most aggressive type — died after treatments with peach and plum extracts in lab tests at Texas AgriLife Research recently, and scientists say the…Click here for more information.   COLLEGE STATION…

WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” – FULL report from the BMJ and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism 2010

2010 report posted for filing Conflicts of Interest WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ, Philip Carter, journalist, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London dcohen@bmj.com Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the…

Parkinson’s sufferer wins six figure payout from GlaxoSmithKline over drug that turned him into a ‘gay sex and gambling addict’

Father-of-two says he developed an uncontrollable passion for gay sex and gambling – at one point even selling his children’s toys to fund his addiction Rob Williams Thursday, 29 November 2012 A French appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering GlaxoSmithKline to pay €197,000 (£159,000) to a man who claimed a drug given to him…