Can we eat to starve cancer?

Impressive 15min TED Talk given by William Li who presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

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Gene therapy ‘could be used to treat blindness’

 

Surgeons in Oxford have used gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind

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Surgeons in Oxford have used gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

 The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells. The doctors involved believe that the treatment could in time be used to treat common forms of blindness. Read more

 

Epigenetics: Bridge between Nutrition and Health




Nutrients can reverse or change epigenetic phenomena such as DNA methylation and histone modifications, thereby modifying the expression of critical genes associated with physiologic and pathologic processes, including embryonic development, aging, and carcinogenesis. It appears that nutrients and bioactive food components can influence epigenetic phenomena either by directly inhibiting enzymes that catalyze DNA methylation or histone modifications, or by altering the availability of substrates necessary for those enzymatic reactions. Continue reading