Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, as well as restrictive, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Clinical trials have demonstrated that sulforaphane from broccoli sprouts reduces the characteristic behaviors … Read More
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One of the primary mechanisms by which sulforaphane and other isothiocyanates exert their many beneficial effects on the body is through activation of nuclear erythroid-2-p45-related factor-2, or Nrf2, the master regulator of cellular defenses that protect against oxidative stress … Read More
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
A team of researchers from the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins University and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México led by Dr. Jed Fahey has developed a convenient and household-friendly method of extracting the beneficial compounds present in moringa, … Read More
Air pollution contains many toxic substances. One of these substances, benzene, is known to cause cancer in humans. A new study led by the Cullman Chemoprotection Center’s scientific partner, Dr. Tom Kensler, found that sulforaphane provided in a broccoli … Read More
A team of scientists led by Dr. Jed Fahey of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center investigated whether stomach acidity influences the activity of myrosinase, a type of enzyme. Myrosinase plays a role in the production of sulforaphane, a beneficial … Read More
Lewis B. Cullman (1919 – 2019)
The Cullman Chemoprotection Center’s longtime patron, Lewis B. Cullman, has passed away at the age of 100.
Lewis and his wife Dorothy (now deceased) were extraordinarily generous patrons of the fine arts, the humanities, … Read More
Very sad news: This past Sunday, a pioneer in the field of chemoprevention (protection against chronic disease) passed away on March 10th, at the age of 95. Paul Talalay, M.D. was the founding director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center. He … Read More
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Moringa and the Cullman Center’s Dr. Jed Fahey are featured in this video from ATTN*, which has had more than 3 million views! Click on the image below to view.
*ATTN: is a relatively new media company that gets billions … Read More
Moringa and the Cullman Chemoprotection Center’s Dr. Jed Fahey are featured in this video from ATTN: https://www.facebook.com/attn/
ATTN: is a relatively new media company that gets billions of “impressions” and about a billion monthly video views. They do original … Read More
Our latest Newsletter is now out. Among the news, updates, and research you’ll read about:
- Our latest autism research
- How we’re using two generous grants to help the Cullman Center grow
- An exciting new article from our friend Dr. Rhonda Patrick
Rodent models of a variety of conditions are widely used in biological research and are invaluable proxies for studying fatal or otherwise devastating diseases of humans that one would not study in an interventional manner (e.g. testing various early phase … Read More
Reducing inflammation and thus reducing the multitude of side-effects that go along with that inflammation. Incorporating broccoli sprouts or supplements rich in their biologically active phytochemicals into a regular … Read Moremay improve the health of overweight people by reducing
Long time Center member Dr. Dinkova-Kostova participated in research described in a very exciting paper in Nature that she co-authored along with a large team of colleagues from Harvard (US), Trinity College (Ireland), the Universities of Dundee, Cambridge, and Glascow (all UK), and … Read More
Many people have heard about Locks of Love, the nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children who have long-term medical hair loss. There is also a program that provides free real hair wigs to women who experience hair loss during … Read More
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 … Read More
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Today’s Baltimore Sun has a feature on the recent diabetes study in which broccoli sprout extract had a significant effect on symptoms, especially in dysregulated, obese subjects. The online version also has a video interview with Dr. Fahey.… Read More
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. … Read More
The Johns Hopkins Health Review has just published an opinion piece by Dr. Fahey in which he examines “super-foods”.
Be sure to check out the book entitled The Metabolic Dance by Teresa L. Johnson and Norman G. Hord. Teresa Johnson is a talented and accomplished dietitian, writer, and science communicator with a new website. She happens to be … Read More
In response to the many questions we’ve received as follow-up to Dr. Fahey’s interview with Rhonda Patrick (FoundMyFitness.com), we have added a page with FAQs to this website, that we hope will answer some of the more commonly … Read More
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 … Read More
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 “… Read More
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 … Read More
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:
Moringa oleifera, the most … Read More
A paper on which we collaborated was just published today in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
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.