Olive oil component alleviates intestinal ischemia and reperfusion

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 shows that oleuropein aglycone, a polyphenol present in olive oil, reduces inflammation associated with intestinal ischemia and reperfusion injury in mice Here’s another reason why you should include olive oil in your diet: A…

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…

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…

Catch the fever: It’ll help you fight off infection

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology demonstrates that elevated body temperature plays a vital role on the generation of effective T-cell mediated immune response Bethesda, MD—With cold and flu season almost here, the next time you’re sick, think twice before taking something for your fever. That’s because scientists have found more evidence…