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Spice may Help Cystic Fibrosis: Turmeric component corrects gene defect

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at Yale University and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto report that curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, corrects the defect of cystic fibrosis in mice. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a debilitating and ultimately fatal genetic disorder. It causes the lungs and gastrointestinal tract to become clogged with thick mucous secretions and [...]

Breathe Easier: Vitamin plays a role in asthma and cough

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Researchers have found that vitamin C plays an important role in normal airway function, may prevent symptoms associated with airway diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma, and may even help alleviate the dry cough suffered by smokers. The findings are a first step toward the evaluation of vitamin C as a therapeutic agent in [...]