Gene Expression

Wisdom from the east

A spicy solution for colon cancer?:

Looking for a cancer cure? Try the spice rack.

In the last few years, that tactic has proved productive for researchers investigating turmeric, a curry spice used for centuries in Indian traditional medicine.

They’ve found that turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, works in the lab to fight skin, breast and other tumor cells. In fact, human clinical trials employing curcumin have already been launched.

You gotz to know, my shit is medicinal! Sweetness in, and sweetness out.

Update: Abel says my shit isn’t applicable.

Comments

  1. #1 somnilista, FCD
    September 20, 2006

    I’m having great difficulty reaching the sciencblogs.com site today. Someone must have screwed up big time.

  2. #2 razib
    September 20, 2006

    should be fixed…lots of stuff behind the scenes.

  3. #3 pconroy
    September 20, 2006

    Interesting, my family has a history of Colon cander on my Dad’s side and Breast cancer onmy mother’s side – I wonder if this is partially related to why I love curry and spicy food in general?
    As in the your body tried to heal itself by developing a certain tropism towards stuff which it needs??!!