Metabolic influence of walnut phenolic extract on mitochondria in a colon cancer stem cell model
Walnut phenolic extract (WPE) reduces proliferation and enhances differentiation of colon cancer stem cells (CSCs). The present study investigated the metabolic influence of WPE on the mitochondrial function of colon CSCs to determine its underlying mechanism.
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Open access dataset reveals how factors such as diet, antibiotics and mental health status can influence the microbial and molecular makeup of your gut
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project , a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. The project, described May 15 in mSystems , is the largest published study to date of the human microbiome — the unique microbial communities that inhabit our bodies.
This publication provides the largest public reference database of the human gut microbiome, which may help drive many future microbiome studies. What’s more, according to the research team, the success of the American Gut Project validates citizen science as a practical model for engaging the public in research.
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There’s new evidence that Silicon Valley’s favorite diet has benefits that go beyond weight loss
Silicon Valley’s favorite diet is called intermittent fasting, and it involves abstaining from food for anywhere from 16 hours to several days.
Although you can eat basically whatever you want on the diet, intermittent fasting has been linked with weight loss that’s on par with traditional diets.
But fasting may have health benefits that go beyond losing weight, according to a new study: It could make for a healthier blood pressure and increased insulin sensitivity.
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Environmental medicine generally addresses environmental factors with a negative impact on human health. However, emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness. Reconnection with the Earth’s electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being. Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth’s electrons from the ground into the body. This paper reviews the earthing research and the potential of earthing as a simple and easily accessed global modality of significant clinical importance.
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Traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus polysaccharide enhanced antitumor effects of the angiogenesis inhibitor apatinib in pancreatic cancer cells on proliferation, invasiveness, and apoptosis
Background: Traditional chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy have shown modest effects on the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. The current study aimed to investigate the antitumor effects of apatinib, Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), and the combination of both the drugs in pancreatic cancer cells and further explore the molecular mechanisms in vitro.
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A dietitian explains four common protruding bellies – and the best ways to whip them back into shape
Different things cause various different weight gain around the stomach area
Dietitian Susie Burrell revealed to FEMAIL the various different tummy types
From hormonal to alcohol-related tummy, she explains how to fix them
The dietitian also shared her five steps to help you to get a flat stomach
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Universal screening not recommended for high-risk groups
In finalizing its draft recommendations for prostate cancer screening in men ages 55 to 69, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has put itself broadly in alignment with guidelines from other organizations.
The USPSTF now recommends that for this age group, the decision to be screened for prostate cancer with prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based testing should be an individual one, reported USPSTF Vice Chair Alex H. Krist, MD, MPH, of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and colleagues in JAMA.
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Eleven experts convened by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) over a three day period to review the draft technical reports from the NTP’s cell phone radiation studies concluded that there is “clear evidence” that exposure to cell phone radiation caused a rare cancer in the hearts of male rats, and “there is equivocal evidence” in the hearts of female rats.
The expert panel also reported “some evidence” that cell phone radiation exposure caused brain cancer in male and female rats and cancer of the adrenal glands in male rats.
Additionally, “equivocal evidence” of cancer risk was reported in the pituitary, adrenal, and prostate glands and pancreas and liver in male rats and adrenal glands in female rats.
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