Vitamin C is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin C helps fight infections, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy. It is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals (highly reactive chemicals). Vitamin C is found in all fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits, strawberries, cantaloupe, green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, and potatoes. It is water-soluble (can dissolve in water) and must be taken in every day. Vitamin C is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called ascorbic acid.
Anti-fibrotic therapy is still a medical necessity in the treatment of chronic liver disease in humans. The anti-fibrotic activity of globin family members in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), the principal cell type involved in liver fibrosis, was reported by a research group led by Professor Norifumi Kawada of Osaka Metropolitan University (OMU).
University of Delaware biochemist Jeff Mugridge is trying to figure out how so-called mRNA eraser enzymes work in our cells, why those erasers can sometimes misbehave and lead to cancer, and how science can pave the way for possible solutions to this problem.
Drinking orange juice with breakfast has been a staple in kitchens for years. But a disease has been infecting citrus trees and reducing yields, threatening the supply.
A new study has now identified that it is not possible to generate stable regulatory T cells without Vitamin C or enzymes called TET proteins as much as how one cannot make a banana split without bananas.
Adults who skip breakfast are likely to miss out on key nutrients that are most abundant in the foods that make up morning meals, a new study suggests.
According to a new study reported in Nature Scientific Reports, Methylene Blue, a century-old medication, can be a very efficient, broad-spectrum UV irradiation protector that absorbs UVA and UVB, repairs ROS and UV irradiation-induced DNA damage, and is safe for coral reefs.
The production of high-value pharmaceutical proteins in plants provides benefits over other manufacturing techniques.
Advances in fluorescence microscopy make it viable to image molecular complexes or individual molecules in cells with a spatial resolution of up to 20 nm.
With the New Year, many people are making resolutions to eat healthier, by eating more vegetables, for example. But those who don't like the taste or texture of some vegetables might prefer to drink them in a home-squeezed juice.
Scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test that measures the health of a person's diet, and produces an individual's unique urine 'fingerprint'.
Scientists have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C.