Research Studies

Status: Completed
Study area: Healthy Aging, Other
Principal investigator: Standish LJ, Kozak L, Congdon S.
Project period: 2008

Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medical modality. A considerable body of acupuncture research has accumulated since 1998. Acupuncture has been integrated into palliative care settings in the United Kingdom but is yet to be widely offered in the United States.

Status: Completed
Study area: Immunity, Oncology
Co-investigator(s): Standish, LJ, Wenner CA, Bridge C, Nelson A, Martzen M, Novack J, Torkelson C
Project period: 2008

Data from multiple epidemiologic and clinical studies on immune effects of conventional cancer treatment and the clinical benefits of polysaccharide immune therapy suggest that immune function has a role in breast cancer prevention.

Status: Completed
Study area: Chronic Disease
Principal investigator: Bares JM, Berger J, Nelson JE, Messner DJ,
Co-investigator(s): Schildt S, Standish LJ, and Kowdley KV
Project period: 2008

Treatment with IdB 1016 is associated with reduced body iron stores, especially among patients with advanced fibrosis stage.

Status: Completed
Study area: Oncology
Principal investigator: Levine E, Stone J, Radin D, Eskandarnejad S
Co-investigator(s): Schlitz M, Kozak L, Mandel D, Hayssen G.
Project period: 2008

Directing intention toward a distant person is correlated with activation of that person's autonomic nervous system. Strong motivation to heal and to be healed, and training on how to cultivate and direct compassionate intention, may further enhance this effect.

Status: Completed
Study area: Other
Principal investigator: Lund KC, Wallace KB.
Project period: 2008

Nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) are known to directly inhibit mitochondrial complex I activity as well as various mitochondrial kinases.

Status: Completed
Study area: Other
Principal investigator: Messner DJ, Kowdley KV
Project period: 2008

These results establish NTBI as a tumor promoter in T51B rat liver epithelial cells. Changes in cyclin proteins suggest cell cycle disregulation contributes to tumor promotion by NTBI in this liver cell model.

Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, Chronic Disease
Principal investigator: Megan McCrory
Project period: September 1, 2006 - March 31, 2008

Pulses (dried beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas) are example foods that are high in fiber, complex carbohydrates and protein, and low in caloric density. They may aid in weight loss and help prevent regain.

Status: Completed
Study area: Other
Principal investigator: Weber W, Newmark S
Project period: 2007

Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies are commonly used by parents for their children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorders.

Status: Completed
Study area: Chronic Disease
Principal investigator: Bradley R, Oberg EB, Calabrese C, Standish LJ
Project period: 2007

Clinical algorithms can direct supplementation in clinical practice and provide research models for clinical investigation. Algorithms also provide a framework for integration of future evidence as it becomes available. Research funding to investigate potentially beneficial practices in complementary medicine is critically important for optimal patient care and safety.

Status: Completed
Study area: Nutrition/Dietary, General Wellness
Principal investigator: M McCrory
Project period: 2004 – 2007

This clinical study is looking at the effects of foods and nutrients on metabolism and eating patterns.

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