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Natural compound attacks HER2 positive breast cancer cells

Posted February 18, 2014

A common compound known to fight lymphoma and skin conditions actually has a second method of action that makes it particularly deadly against certain aggressive breast tumors, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

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High Dose Vitamin B1 Reduces Proliferation in Cancer Cell Lines Analogous to Dichloroacetate

Posted February 16, 2014

In a cell culture study involving pancreatic cancer cells, high dose thiamine (vitamin B1) was found to reduce “cancer cell proliferation by a mechanism similar to that described for dichloroacetate.”

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Anti-allergic effect of a Korean traditional medicine, Biyeom-Tang on mast cells and allergic rhinitis

Posted February 13, 2014

Biyeom-Tang, a medicine prescribed by oriental clinics, has been used for the treatment of the allergic rhinitis (AR). In the present study, an ethanol extract of Biyeom-Tang (EBT) was investigated for anti-allergic properties on bone-marrow derived mast cells (BMMC) and in vivo models.

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Aspirin and resveratrol could prevent cancer by killing tetraploid cells, research shows

Posted February 12, 2014

Aspirin and resveratrol kill tetraploid cells in mice and humans, according to a study by Guido Kroemer of the Gustave Roussy Institute in Villejuif, France and his colleagues. Precancerous lesions often contain tetraploid cells; aspirin and resveratrol could help prevent cancer by eradicating these cells. The research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Vitamin C can help to fight cancer, US research suggests

Posted February 9, 2014

Large doses of vitamin C may boost chemotherapy’s ability to kill cancer cells, US researchers have found. Intravenous vitamin C could be a potentially safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, said scientists at the University of Kansas.

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Fight cancer with organic green shakes every day

Posted February 9, 2014

So many people make good health a complicated matter by polluting their bodies with processed foods, irradiated foods, genetically modified foods, gluten, bleached foods, hormone-laden meats and milk, and a host of other toxic products that punish the body instead of rewarding it for doing work for you. Your body wakes up in the morning and your organs want food. They do not want food that comes from laboratories or factories that cook it to death and plug in additives and cell-choking preservatives. Your body is a machine, and it needs clean oil, meaning organic fuel, to run smoothly.

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Frankincense kills late-stage ovarian cancer cells: Study

Posted December 25, 2013

It’s not just a great gift for baby Jesus, U.K. researchers have discovered frankincense can be used to treat ovarian cancer. Researchers at the University of Leicester have discovered the compound AKBA, which is found in the plant resin frankincense, can kill cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer.

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In vitro neuroprotective potential of four medicinal plants against rotenone-induced toxicity in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells

Posted December 12, 2013

Lannea schweinfurthii, Zanthoxylum capense, Scadoxus puniceus and Crinum bulbispermum are used traditionally to treat neurological disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytoprotective potential of the four plants, after induction of toxicity using rotenone, in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells.

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Curcumin inhibits pituitary tumor cell proliferation, induces apoptosis

Posted December 10, 2013

There is probably no traditional Asian herb that is studied more in modern western medicine laboratories than curcumin, the active ingredient of the spice turmeric. This article focuses on a study that investigated using curcumin for an unusual tumor growth in the pituitary gland called pituitary adenoma. It is considered benign, because there has been no evidence of pituitary adenomas spreading beyond the pituitary gland.

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Study: Active Component of Grape Seed Extract Effective Against Cancer Cells

Posted December 5, 2013

An active ingredient of grape seed extract, B2G2, acts against cancer cells. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online ahead of print in the journal Nutrition and Cancer describes the laboratory synthesis of the most active component of grape seed extract, B2G2, and shows this synthesized compound induces the cell death known as apoptosis in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

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