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July 27, 2008

Chemical from Magnolia Tree Cone Suppresses Cancer Cell Signalling

An in-vitro culture study of human cancer cells shows that the chemical known as honokiol found in the Magnolia tree cone, an ingredient in traditional chinese medicine recipes, acts on several chemical pathways to suppress cancer cell proliferation.

Abstract: Cancer Research July, 2008

Posted by mpence at 11:53 PM

July 14, 2008

in vitro Model Created to Understand Mechanotransduction During Acupuncture

A study published in Biomechanical Engineering OnLine, decribes the action of acupuncture needle rotation in vitro. The results show how mechanostructural properties of soft connective tissues may affect their response to acupuncture therapy.

Abstract: Biomedical Engineering Online

Posted by mpence at 01:02 AM

July 07, 2008

Green Tea Aids in Reducing Heart Disease Risk Factors

A study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation highlights the effect of green tea on an increase in brachial artery diameter, as compared to hot water and caffeine.

This conclusion is that "Green tea consumption has an acute beneficial effect on endothelial function, assessed with FMD (Flow-mediated dilatation) of the brachial artery, in healthy individuals. This may be involved in the beneficial effect of tea on cardiovascular risk."

Abstract: European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation August 2008

Posted by mpence at 01:20 AM