Exciting updates on Moringa (the Drumstick Tree)

The Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins University, in a long-term partnership with an international team led from Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the International Moringa Germplasm Collection), has collaborated to publish a pair of studies in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.  Neither study received funding from the NIH or other traditional sources… Read more »

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Exciting News for the Spring

Much has happened since we last posted an update: At least 4 new papers were published by members of the CCC: Dr. Dinkova-Kostova was a co-author of a very exciting paper in Nature that describes a Krebs cycle derivative that is a crucial anti-inflammatory metabolite which also regulates type I interferons. This discovery may yield… Read more »

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New Paper on Long Term Use of Broccoli Sprout Supplements and Autism Symptoms

Our new paper has just been posted in the journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine. It is entitled “Sulforaphane from Broccoli Reduces Symptoms of Autism: A Follow-up Case Series from a Randomized Double-blind Study“. In this paper we present the edited testimonials of caregivers of subjects who received sulforaphane as part of the original study… Read more »

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More Public Interest in Sulforaphane

We have been pleasantly surprised to see a series of very understandable, and well documented videos appear recently.  They are unsolicited, and we have no connection to the narrator or his organization, nor were we interviewed for them.  They do a good job of presenting some concepts (and in a couple of them they very… Read more »

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“Indirect Antioxidant” Defined

Over the years many people have asked what we mean when we call sulforaphane an “indirect antioxidant”.  We have just posted a FAQ entry that we hope helps to answer that question.  Here is our answer: Q:  You and others frequently call sulforaphane an indirect antioxidant.  What does that mean? A:  Oxidative stress is thought to be… Read more »

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Another reason to eat your broccoli

Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common worldwide, and not all patients can be successfully treated with the existing drugs. We have just co-authored a publication with a leading Swedish research team at the University of Gothenburg and Lund University.  In today’s paper, and the extensive supplemental material that goes with it, the pattern of… Read more »

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New Reata Scholar Joins the Chemoprotection Center

We welcome Dr. Sharadha Dayalan Naidu, who recently received her PhD from the University of Dundee in Scotland. Sharadha arrived in Baltimore in late March to assume her position in what we anticipate will be an ongoing relationship with a US-based pharmaceutical company which is developing activators of the cytoprotective (Nrf2) pathway that we have worked on for… Read more »

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