|The Structure Of Liquid Water
"This paper provides an interdisciplinary base of information
on the structure of liquid water. It begins with a synthesis
built on the information base on the structure5 of noncrystalline,
inorganic, covalently-bonded condensed liquid phases, such
as SiO2, S, Se, P, and H2O, which exists in the materials
science literature. The data for water are analyzed through
the prism of well-established algorithms in materials research:
the connection of properties to structure; the pressure-temperature
(P-T) phase diagrams; the phenomenon of epitaxy; the phenomenon
of liquid-liquid phase separation; the stability of two phase
colloids; and, the recently discovered effects of weak magnetic
and electric fields on the structure of simple inorganic oxides.
A thorough combing of the literature of the condensed matter
properties reflecting structural features of essentially pure
water obtained via the normal processes of preparing homeopathic
remedies, provides another rich data base."
|Indian herbal remedy raises cancer cure hope
LONDON: Scientists at the University of
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute have shown that a commonly used
Indian herbal supplement, triphala, has the potential to slow
down growth of human pancreatic tumours grafted onto mice.
The findings offer hope that one day a treatment for the disease
may be developed, though the experts have warned that the
study is still at a very early stage.
Triphala is a herbal preparation used in the traditional Indian
medicine system Ayurveda. It contains the dried and powdered
fruits of three plants, and it is said to ease intestinal-related
disorders and promote good digestion.
The current research confirms the findings of previous studies
that have shown triphala to have an anti-cancer activity in
cell cultures. It also shows that the herb does not damage
normal pancreatic cells.
During the study, mice grafted with human pancreatic tumours
were administered a triphala solution five days a week.
When the researchers compared them with those in control group
of mice after four weeks, they found that tumours in triphala-treated
mice were half the size of those in the untreated mice.
They also noted that the tumour cells in treated mice had
higher levels of proteins associated with apoptosis, the process
by the which the body normally disposes of damaged, old of
"We discovered that triphala fed orally to mice with human
pancreatic tumors was an extremely effective inhibitor of
the cancer process, inducing apoptosis in cancer cells," said
Sanjay K Srivastava, lead investigator and assistant professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
"Triphala triggered the cancerous cells to die off and significantly
reduced the size of the tumors without causing any toxic side
effects," he added.
The study also revealed that though triphala had activated
tumour-suppressor genes, but did not negatively affect normal
"Our results demonstrate that triphala has strong anti-cancer
properties given its ability to induce apoptosis in pancreatic
cancer cells without damaging normal pancreatic cells," said
"With follow-up studies, we hope to demonstrate its potential
use as a novel agent for the prevention and treatment of pancreatic
cancer," he added.
The study is being presented at the annual meeting of the
American Association for Cancer Research, at the Los Angeles
|Turmeric helps fight Alzheimer's
NEW DELHI: Curry lovers may be better protected
against Alzheimer's, the progressive brain disorder that gradually
destroys a person's memory and ability to reason and make
Scientists have for the first time isolated
bisdemethoxycurcumin, the active ingredient of curcuminoids,
a natural substance found in turmeric root that stimulates
the immune system to destroy brain-clogging proteins that
cause Alzheimer's. The disease presently affects 5% of the
population above the age of 60 in India.
According to Dr Milan Fiala of the University
of California Los Angeles, who has announced the finding in
the July 16 early edition of the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences, this study gives hope for a possibility
to infuse this compound into patients and treat the incurable
and fatal brain condition.
According to the study, bisdemethoxycurcumin
boosts the immune system in clearing amyloid beta, a peptide
that forms the plaques found in Alzheimer's disease. In addition,
researchers have also identified the immune genes associated
with this activity.
Turmeric (haldi), the most common ingredient
of Indian curry, has earlier proved effective in lowering
cholesterol, glucose and combating cancer. It is also known
to have anti-oxidant, anti-infectious and anti- inflammatory properties. Dr Anshu Rohagti, consultant, neurology, Sir Gangaram
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