CM NEWS – The famous immunological effects of ginseng have been confirmed and defined by a recent study. Ginseng is believed to have beneficial effects against human diseases, and its active components, ginsenosides, may play critical roles in its diverse physiological actions.
U of Maryland – A new study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that the potential for an avian influenza virus to cause a human flu pandemic is greater than previously thought. Results also illustrate how the current swine flu outbreak likely came about. Read more
CM NEWS – Just in time when scientists are racing to find methods to fight the rapidly spreading swine flu, a new technology invented by researchers in the University of Colorado in recent years has been licensed. The “FluChip” technology gives scientists a new tool to quickly determine the subtypes of swine flu virus in only 11 hours, compared to 4 days with conventional methods. Read more
CM NEWS – Swine flu outbreak has scared the world recently, with death toll reaching 100 and counting. While scientists are racing to understand the flu and in full effort to formulate a new vaccine against it, the only things ordinary folks like us can do is to keep ourselves healthy and strong to guard off infection. In traditional Asian medicine, a decoction called Ma Huang Tang (麻黃湯) in Chinese or Mao-to in Japanese. Read more
CM NEWS – Numerous lingzhi (靈芝, Ganoderma lucidum) products on the market advertise their immunostimulatory efficacy by how “cracked” the lingzhi spores are. But are cracked spores really that superior over the rest of the mushroom? Read more
Mayo Clinic release – An international team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic have designed a technique that uses the body’s own cells and a virus to destroy cancer cells that spread from primary tumours to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system. In addition, their study shows that this technology could be the basis for a new cancer vaccine to prevent cancer recurrence. Read more