Inflammatory skin damage in mice blocked by bleach solution, Stanford study finds

Contact: Krista Conger kristac@stanford.edu 650-725-5371 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. — Processes that age and damage skin are impeded by dilute bleach solution, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study was conducted on mice. But if shown to work similarly in humans, the inexpensive, widely…

Zinc helps against infection by tapping brakes in immune response

Contact: Daren Knoell Daren.Knoell@osumc.edu 614-292-0075 Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that zinc helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly. Scientists determined in human cell culture and animal studies that a protein lures…

Purple periwinkles battle inflammatory diseases ( COPD Treatment Breakthrough )

Repost from 2010…Breakthrough treatment completely ignored Natural supplement boasts excellent safety A widely and safely used plant extract acts as a novel anti-inflammatory agent that may one day be used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as other inflammatory conditions. There is an urgent need for new therapies for…