Tag: University of Florida

Papaya extract thwarts growth of cancer cells in lab tests

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Elizabeth Connor eaconnor@ufl.edu 352-273-6387 University of Florida The humble papaya is gaining credibility in Western medicine for anticancer powers that folk cultures have recognized for generations. University of Florida researcher Nam Dang, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Japan have documented papaya’s dramatic […]

Scientists cure color blindness in monkeys

2009 study posted for filing Contact: John Pastor jdpastor@ufl.edu 352-273-5815 University of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida used gene therapy to cure two squirrel monkeys of color blindness — the most common genetic disorder in people. Writing online […]

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 […]

Same Report 2 Titles ( Organic fruit and vegetables are no better for children, pediatricians claim ) – ( American Academy of Pediatrics Reviews The Benefits of Organic Foods )

Article # 1 . 2nd article  at Bottom . 3rd and 4th  article link to the Actual PR release…From the OTA the Other the Original Release from the AAP . OTP Report . AAP Press Release . Organic fruit and vegetables are no better for children, pediatricians  claim […]

The combination of vitamins A, C and E, plus magnesium blocked about 80 percent of noise-induced hearing impairment.

Contact: Katie Vloet kgazella@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss? IMAGE:Glenn Green of the University of Michigan examines a patient’s hearing.Click here for more information. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — About 10 million people in the United States alone—from troops returning from […]