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Cholesterol an Important Piece of the Puzzle for Fat-Burning

28-Nov-2016

Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body’s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to demonstrate for the very first time that mice without gastrointestinal ...

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£4.4m grant to develop a yeast alternative to palm oil

Universities of Bath and York are aiming to produce an alternative to palm oil

07-Dec-2015

The Bath research team, which includes experts from the University's Departments of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Biology & Biochemistry, has teamed up with the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York and industry partners Croda, C-TECH and AB Agri, to ...

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Gamma-Tocotrienol kills prostate cancer stem cells

Latest study reveals that gamma-tocotrienol is effective in targeting prostate cancer stem cells, offering a potential means to prevent cancer growth and disease relapse

27-Jul-2010

Scientists from Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong have found that gamma-tocotrienol is potent in killing prostate cancer stem cells. This small group of cells is responsible for the initiation of prostate cancer and is resistant to conventional chemotherapy drugs. It causes relapses in the ...

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Mouse stem cell study offers new insights into body fat distribution

13-Jul-2010

New research presented at the UK National Stem Cell Network Annual Science Meeting in Nottingham shows that adding fat to mouse stem cells grown in the lab affects their response to the signals that push them to develop into one or other of the main types of fat storage cells – subcutaneous ...

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Study suggests that tocotrienol has a common cancer-killing mechanism for different cancer types

12-Apr-2010

Researchers from Davos Life Science in Singapore, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Hong Kong, have shown that gamma-tocotrienol, a member of the vitamin E family, is potent in killing prostate tumour cells in animal model studies. This research was reported in Pharmacology. ...

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Scientists discover natural compound in palm oil kills breast cancer cells

First tocotrienol study to identify upstream regulators that mediate breast cancer progression and invasion

02-Dec-2009

Scientists from Davos Life Science Singapore have partnered with the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong and the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, to show that a compound found naturally in palm oil kills breast cancer cells. The compound, called ...

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Phosphagenics initiates animal trials with its anti-cancer compound, GTP-0805

26-Jan-2006

Phosphagenics Limited, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company, announced that it will commence animal studies later this month on its patented anti-cancer compound. The drug candidate, GTP-0805, is a phosphorylated variant of gamma-tocopherol. The announcement comes after positive findings from ...

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