Posts By: Teresa Johnson

Profiles in Chemoprotection: Part II

Albena Dinkova-Kostova, PhD

Before Albena Dinkova-Kostova, Ph.D. trained to become a scientist, she trained as a seamstress.

She was 16 years old and living in Ruse, a large cosmopolitan city located on the south bank of the Danube River in northeastern … Read More

Profiles in Chemoprotection, Part I

Thomas Wells Kensler, PhD

 In a makeshift greenhouse comprised of steel growing racks, plastic tarps, and a portable electric space heater, …colleagues Jed Fahey and Tom Kensler grew broccoli sprouts for a clinical trial to gauge sulforaphane bioavailability in Read More

A Matter of Taste

The ability to detect bitterness probably evolved to help us avoid eating harmful substances. By shunning too many bitter substances, especially those present in healthful foods, we might be putting our long-term health at risk. For example, the glucosinolates in Brussels sprouts and its cousins, broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables, switch on many healthful processes in our bodies, and many medicines prevent or treat serious illness.