Tag: Journal of Biological Chemistry

Indian plant could play key role in death of cancer cells

Contact: Danielle Moores dwongmoores@yahoo.com 706-496-5956 Georgia Health Sciences University AUGUSTA, Ga. – Scientists at the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center have identified an Indian plant, used for centuries to treat inflammation, fever and malaria, that could help kill cancer cells. Cancer cells typically avoid death by hijacking molecular […]

Selenium may slow march of AIDS

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Amitabh Avasthi axa47@psu.edu 814-865-9481 Penn State Increasing the production of naturally occurring proteins that contain selenium in human blood cells slows down multiplication of the AIDS virus, according to biochemists. “We have found that increasing the expression of proteins that contain selenium […]