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New muscle power from the lab

Posted August 19, 2013

Unlike the heart muscle, the musculature of the locomotive organs has the capacity to heal itself. What makes this possible are muscle-specific stem cells known as satellite cells. Located on the muscle fibres, these cells can multiply when necessary and replace damaged muscle cells. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research recently succeeded in elucidating the role of an important factor in the regulation of self-healing.

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Natural chemical boosts organ regeneration

Posted July 31, 2013

Your body naturally contains a chemical that can boost organ regeneration and speed up wound healing. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) help new blood vessels to form, so Dipak Panigrahy at Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues wondered whether they might also accelerate other types of growth. To find out, they injected mice with EETs straight after the surgical removal of a lung or part of their liver.

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Grapes help protect against metabolic syndrome related organ damage and diabetes progression

Posted May 15, 2013

Metabolic syndrome refers to a related group of conditions including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels that dramatically increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among a host of other serious chronic diseases. Extensive research has identified a number of natural foods and aggressive lifestyle changes that can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.

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Grape Intake May Protect Against Metabolic Syndrome-Related Organ Damage

Posted April 23, 2013

Consuming grapes may help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome, according to research presented Monday at the Experimental Biology conference in Boston. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects.

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Garlic-derived organosulfur compounds destroy food bacteria

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers are investigating the antimicrobial properties of garlic. By using infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, scientists were able to discover garlic-derived organosulfur compounds are more powerful that garlic-derived phenols.

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