Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that inflammation triggers colon cancer to spread and metastasize. Prostaglandin E2, or PGE2 is a pro-inflammatory bioactive fat, or lipid, found in colon, lung, breast, head and neck cancers. When high levels of PGE2 are found in cancer, it often indicates a poor prognosis. PGE2 normally activates when […]

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

In a new study in the fight against colon cancer, cranberry compounds are proving effective in reducing tumors in mice. Researchers fed four groups of mice with tumors whole cranberry powder, cranberry polyphenol extract, non polyphenol compound extract, or regular chow. After 20 weeks, the mice fed the whole cranberry powder showed 50% fewer tumors […]

Pain Mechanism Shown to be Different in Male and Female Mice

Pain Mechanism Shown to be Different in Male and Female Mice

Men and women react different to many situations, just ask any married couple about how to load the dishwasher, but a new study using mice shows our mechanisms for perceiving pain are vastly different. Cells within the immune system called microglia respond to injury or inflammation via signals to the brain to sensitize the body […]

Space Travel, Space Madness?

Space Travel, Space Madness?

Long term space flight could be detrimental to higher processing in the brain. Recently, researchers at the University of California and NASA have raised questions about whether space travel beyond the earth’s reaches could permanently affect how astronauts think. This comes in the midst of conversations about manned trips to Mars. Ionized particles and titanium […]

Gut Inflammation And Food Additives

Gut Inflammation And Food Additives

In my last post, I talked about intestinal inflammation caused by TNF. Now, another research study has proposed that inflammation is also caused by food additives, such as emulsifiers that alter the intestinal environment (microbiome). Emulsifiers, according to Encyclopedia Britannica are “any of numerous chemical additives that encourage the suspension of one liquid in another… […]