Virgin olive oil and a Mediterranean diet fight heart disease by changing how our genes function

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the polyphenols in virgin olive oil modify the expression of atherosclerosis-related genes, leading to health benefits Everyone knows olive oil and a Mediterranean diet are associated with a lower risk…

Exposure to BPA may cause permanent fertility defects, Yale researchers find

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Karen N. Peart karen.peart@yale.edu 203-432-1326 Yale University Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered that exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, including alteration in their DNA. The findings were reported in the March issue…

Why BPA leached from ‘safe’ plastics may damage health of female offspring

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Yale scientists show how bisphenol A induces epigenetic changes in pregnant mice that cause hormonal imbalance in the later life of female progeny Here’s more evidence that “safe” plastics are not as safe as once presumed: New research…

Licorice root helps the body defend against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology A trip to the candy store might help ward off rare, but deadly infections New research in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows that glycyrrhizin extracted from licorice root helps the body defend against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection As it turns out, children were…

The FASEB Journal reports vitamin C reverses abnormalities caused by Werner syndrome gene, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart failure and high cholesterol

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New year, new vitamin C discovery: It ‘cures’ mice with accelerated aging disease New research in the FASEB Journal reports vitamin C reverses abnormalities caused by Werner syndrome gene, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart failure and high cholesterol…

Oxidized form of Vitamin A, may bring relief for ulcerative colitis

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology finds retinoic acid may alleviate ulcerative colitis and similar irritable bowel diseases Here’s another reason why you should take your vitamins. A new research report appearing in the October…

Zinc supplementation significantly increases activation of the cells (T cells) responsible for destroying viruses and bacteria

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Got zinc? New zinc research suggests novel therapeutic targets New report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that zinc activates a key protein on T cells needed to fight infections Everyone knows that vitamins “from A to…

The new ‘epigenetics:’ Poor nutrition in the womb causes permanent genetic changes in the offspring

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research study in the FASEB Journal explains how poor maternal nutrition passes health risk across generations The new science of epigenetics explains how genes can be modified by the environment, and a prime result of epigenetic inquiry…

No longer a gray area: Our hair bleaches itself as we grow older

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research report in the FASEB Journal gets to the roots of gray hair Wash away your gray? Maybe. A team of European scientists have finally solved a mystery that has perplexed humans throughout the ages: why we turn gray. Despite the notion…

A mother’s nutrition–before pregnancy–may alter the function of her children’s genes

Contact: cmooneyhan@faseb.org cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research in The FASEB Journal shows that diet induces epigenetic changes in female mice before pregnancy that are inherited by her pups Bethesda, MD—Everyone knows that what mom eats when pregnant makes a huge difference in the health of her child. Now, new…

FASEB opposes the Government Spending Accountability Act

Contact: Lawrence Green lgreen@faseb.org 301-634-7335 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Bethesda, MD – The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) wrote to all  members of the House of Representatives expressing its opposition to the Government Spending Accountability (GSA) Act (HR 4631). While strongly supporting the bill’s goal and the desire to…

Incense is psychoactive: Scientists identify the biology behind the ceremony: burning Bosweilla alleviates anxiety and depression

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New study in the FASEB Journal shows how and why molecules released from burning incense in religious ceremonies alleviate anxiety and depression Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is…

Red wine ingredient resveratrol stops breast cancer growth – FASEB Journal

Red wine ingredient resveratrol stops breast cancer growth New research in the FASEB Journal shows that resveratrol blocks the growth effects of estrogen by reducing the specific breast cancer receptors Bethesda, MD—Cheers! A new research report appearing in the October 2011 issue of The FASEB Journal (https://www.fasebj.org) shows that resveratrol, the “healthy” ingredient in red…