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 […]

Stimulating Interferon to Fight the Flu

Stimulating Interferon to Fight the Flu

You may have heard of interferon. It has been tossed around as a major player in many disease processes from mild infections to cancer and Hepatitis C. Now researchers at Ohio State University have uncovered another purpose for interferon — it may help hijack the flu virus. Using mouse cells, researchers have been able to […]

Mice providing clues to the dangers of space travel

Mice providing clues to the dangers of space travel

Researchers already know about many of the health risks associated with human space travel. It’s understood that astronauts face an increase risk of developing kidney stones, and they are prone to bone and muscle mass loss. Now, mice are helping scientists learn about the effects weightlessness can have on skin, and it seems that the […]

Asthma cure on the horizon?

Asthma cure on the horizon?

Millions of people suffer from asthma, a frightening disease that makes you feel like you’re drowning. Using both mouse and human cells – and a humanized mouse to show how human type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) work in the body, researchers at Janssen Research and Development, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School are figuring […]

New Stem Cell Found!

New Stem Cell Found!

Scientists have discovered a new stem cell! How is this possible you ask, all stem cells are pluripotent and able to differentiate into other cells and are easily manipulated right? Well….yes but the new stem cells researchers have identified fit the bill even better. Known as novel region-selective pluripotent stem cells (rsPSCs), the new stem cells […]