New Webinar on Sulforaphane

Dr. Rhonda Patrick at foundmyfitness.com has posted an excellent new webinar on YouTube about SULFORAPHANE. This 48 minute video entitled “Sulforaphane and Its Effects on Cancer, Mortality, Aging, Brain and Behavior, Heart Disease & More” presents a comprehensive summary of current data in relatively non-technical language designed to educate health-conscious individuals. Sulforaphane and Its Effects on Cancer,… Read more »

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Chemoprotection Center’s work on Moringa featured

The Chemoprotection Center was featured in an article about Moringa, in the Johns Hopkins Magazine (The Hub).  Their work on Moringa and the concept of “superfoods” are discussed.  Dr. Fahey is quoted as saying, “Those who could benefit most from its use are in the poorer regions of the dryland tropics where it’s actually grown, …. Read more »

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Breast Cancer Fund-Raiser

Long-time Chemoprotection Center member Kristina Wade has set up a fund-raiser for her daughter’s field hockey team.  The team from Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, Maryland is seeking to raise funds for breast cancer research (all proceeds from their “Play 4 the Cure Fundraiser” will go to the National Foundation for Cancer Research).  We salute… Read more »

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Musings of a Young Trainee: The Moringa Tea Project

Participating in the scientific process can be very interesting when living in rural Mexico. It takes a different form than one might think of – no white, fluorescent-light washed rooms with modern equipment whirring and buzzing. This science is raw and dirty. When I first started the moringa tea project, I had no idea what… Read more »

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An update on links between obesity and cancer

Diet and Cancer: Yet Another Connection Incidence of obesity has reached an all-time high in the United States and continues to rise. In addition to the well known dangers of obesity—hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol—obesity changes the body on the molecular level. These changes place overweight and obese people at an increased risk for a… Read more »

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The Cullman Center Weighs in on Moringa Leaf Protein

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree cultivated across the lowland dry tropics worldwide for its nutritious leaves. Despite its nutritious reputation, there has been no systematic survey of the variation in leaf nutritional quality across M. oleifera grown worldwide, or of the other species of the genus. These findings identify clear priorities and limitations for improved moringa varieties with traits such as high protein, calcium, or ease of preparation.

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The New Yorker highlights our work with the Moringa tree

On June 27 2016, The New Yorker magazine published an article that discusses research we are doing with a collaborator in Mexico on the tropical Moringa tree: Meet the Moringa Tree, An Overqualified, Underachieving Superfood Moringa oleifera, the most commonly farmed species, produces edible leaves that are unusually rich in protein, iron, calcium, nine essential… Read more »

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Broccoli sprout extract may protect against oral cancer recurrence.

A paper on which we collaborated was just published today in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Doses of broccoli sprout extract were provided to healthy volunteers in order to assess the bioavailability of sulforaphane from those broccoli sprouts to the oral epithelium, and the ability of sulforaphane to trigger the signalling of protective responses in those cells. The paper’s… Read more »

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Is the vitamin and phytochemical content of fruit declining?

Graduate student Eleanore Alexander, and the Chemoprotection Center’s Dr. Fahey recently were invited to prepare a commentary on current fruit breeding practices. In it, they suggest that “To reverse the trend of decreasing vitamin and phytochemical content, consumers must demand fruits and vegetables that come from farms using better practices that result in higher nutrient… Read more »

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Summer Interns in the Chemoprotection Center

April showers bring May flowers.  And June brings summer interns, eager for laboratory experience.  We welcome Dana Pham-Hua from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA), and Elodie Viellet from Polytech Nice Sophia in France. Dana has just arrived, having completed her junior year at UAB where she is an American Chemical Society Officer, a Science and… Read more »

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