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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 »

Follow-up on the webinar/podcast with new FAQ page on this website

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 asked questions.  At the moment, the volume of questions coming in from this website, Twitter and Facebook is… Read more »

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 »