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More evidence for environmental chemicals contributing to Parkinson’s disease

A new twin study has found a significant association between exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and other chemicals used in dry cleaning, paints and cleaning products and the development of Parkinson’s disease. Published in the Annals of Neurology, the study looked at a group of human twins where one twin had been exposed to TCE or […]

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Chemical in bananas inhibits HIV infection

Banlec, the lectin found in bananas, is a potent inhibitor of HIV, a discovery that may yield new treatments to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV, say University of Michigan Medical School researchers. Describing their research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the researchers explain how in laboratory tests, BanLec was as potent as two […]

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