Closing In On The Cause Of Alzheimer’s Disease

The unpredictability of Alzheimer’s disease may be partly caused by changes in star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes, find scientists from South Korea.

Amino Acid Reduces Age-Related Weight Gain In Mice

Mice receiving serine dissolved in drinking water accumulated less body fat and experienced less oxidative stress.

Antioxidants Prevent Sexual Transmission Of Zika Virus In Mice

The antioxidant drug ebselen can prevent sexual transmission of Zika from male to female mice, according to research by scientists in Taiwan.

A Radical Way To Respire Using Sulfur

Naturally occurring compounds that contain sulfur not only have antioxidant properties, but also participate in respiration, according to research by an international team of scientists.

A Nanoscale Solution To Sepsis

Potent antioxidant nanoparticles that can mop up excess reactive oxygen species could help prevent sepsis-related deaths.

Lettuce Grown Under LED Lights Have Lower Nitrates

To grow lettuce with more antioxidants and less nitrates, simply expose to continuous red-blue and green LED light for 24 hours.

Antioxidant Diabetes Drugs May Encourage Cancer Spread

Antioxidants are by no means a universal panacea; this study shows that they may even accelerate the spread of existing tumors.

Researchers Discover Metabolites Related To Aging

These compounds, related to muscle strength and declining organ function, shed light on how the body ages.

Antioxidants Promote The Growth Of Liver Cancer Cells

Although assumed by many to prevent cancer, antioxidants actually promote the growth of liver cancer cells, researchers say.

Essential Amino Acids As Antioxidants

Besides being building blocks of proteins and neurotransmitters, glutamate and aspartate can also act as antioxidants.