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Two new papers on broccoli sprouts and prevention

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 drugs or other treatments on a human being with that condition).  Mouse models of various… Read more »

More Exciting Clinical Work on Broccoli Sprouts and Inflammation

Reducing inflammation may improve the health of overweight people by 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 diet could be beneficial.  The anti-inflammatory effects of phytochemicals glucoraphanin and sulforaphane are outlined in a recent… Read more »

Exciting Recent Paper on Inflammation and Nrf2

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 elsewhere. Their study describes discovery of a Krebs cycle derivative that is a crucial anti-inflammatory metabolite which also regulates type… Read more »

Donate Your Hair for Cancer Patients

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 their fight with cancer.  Since the inception of this program (“Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths”) in July… Read more »

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 »

“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 »

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 »

Superfood or Super-Hype?

The Johns Hopkins Health Review has just published an opinion piece by Dr. Fahey in which he examines “super-foods”. We are obsessed with so-called superfoods . . . but do they really live up to the hype?

Book Review: “The Metabolic Dance”, by Johnson and Hord.

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 a former student and advisee of Dr. Fahey, a co-author with Drs. Fahey and Dinkova-Kostova, a… Read more »