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Botanical and Herbal News

Keeping up with News, Events, and Media on Botanicals and Nutraceuticals

Keeping abreast of important news and current research on botanical-based medicine and nutritional products can be challenging, thanks to explosive interest from both academic and industrial sectors.


WinVivo is dedicated to helping readers keep updated with developments and important information regarding the botanicals in the WinVivo products, as well as important medicinal botanicals in general.

Following is the latest news including a list of articles and botanical research.  The Knowledge Garden is also an excellent resource to learn more about the botanicals ued in the WinVivo products.

Latest News


Science Magazine Showcases Traditional Chinese Medicine


The December 19, 2014 issue of Science Magazine contains a 14-page special report featuring the first part of the series entitled "The Art and Science of Traditional Medicine"—"TCM Today - A Case for Integration." In this first installment of the three part series, Science presents a series of articles making a case for the integration of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) into modern medical practice. From the new WHO (World Health Organization) Traditional Medicine Strategy to the application of systems biology in studying TCM, Science aims to highlight the potential for creating an integrated, network-based health care system. [read more]


Honeysuckle Directly Targets Influenza Viruses

‘Virological Penicillin’ Found In Chinese Traditional Medicine 


Researchers have isolated the first compound that can directly act on viral infectious agents, an miRNA found in honeysuckle used in traditional Chinese medicine. 


Asian Scientist Newsroom | October 8, 2014 | 


In the Lab AsianScientist (Oct. 8, 2014) - Research has validated the use of honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) to treat viral infections, showing that it contains a plant microRNA (miRNA) which directly targets influenza A viruses (IAV) including H1N1, H5N1 and H7N9. This research has been published in Cell Research. See Zhou et al. (2014) Honeysuckle-Encoded Atypical MicroRNA2911 Directly Targets Influenza A Viruses [read more]


Top US Hospital Opens a Chinese Herbal Therapy Center



On April 21, 2014 Wall Street Journal reported that Cleveland Clinic opened a Chinese herbal therapy center.  The following are excerpts from the article:


The Cleveland Clinic, one of the country's top hospitals, is a surprising venue for the dispensing of herbs, a practice that is well established in China and other Eastern countries but has yet to make inroads in the U.S. because of a lack of evidence proving their effectiveness. The herbal clinic, which opened in January, has one herbalist who sees patients on Thursdays. Patients must be referred by a doctor and will be monitored to ensure that there are no drug-herbal interactions or other complications. The herbal clinic is part of the hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine, whose offerings also include acupuncture, holistic psychotherapy and massage therapy. [read more]


Prestigious American Medical Prize Honors Discovery of Malarial Drug by a Chinese Scientist from Traditional Herbal Medicine



On September 12, 2011 the New York Times published a report by Anahad O'Connor entitled "Lasker Honors for a Lifesaver."  Excerpts from the article:


The Lasker Awards, announced on Monday by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, carry a $250,000 prize per category and are widely considered the nation’s most prestigious medical awards.


Besides Dr. Arthur L. Horwich and Dr. Franz-Ulrich Hartl, who won the award for basic medical research for their discoveries about protein folding, the foundation is honoring an 81-year-old Chinese scientist for her work on turning an herbal medicine into a widely used antimalarial drug. [read more]

Blending Nature with Science: WinVivo CEO Speaks at the Bio2Device Forum

Silicon Valley, CALIFORNIA – February 22, 2011


On February 22, 2011 Dr. Shirley Chen, CEO of WinVivo, was invited to speak at the Bio2Device Group (B2DG), a premier organization dedicated to all professionals in the Life Sciences industry within the San Francisco Bay Area. Entitled "Mining Eastern Healing Knowledge Base to Develop Sustainable Solutions to Challenging Chronic Health Problems in the West."  [read more]

See WinVivo in Eucalyptus Magazine

See the Eucalyptus Magazine Article on WinVivo


Eucalyptus,a leading resource for green and health-conscious lifestyles, writes about WinVivo's philosophy and products. [read more]

Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?

Antibiotics are a bedrock of modern medicine. But in the very near future, we're going to have to learn to live without them once again. And it's going to get nasty.

See the entire article by Sarah Bosely of The Guardian at .

Health Article - 5 Healthy Eating Tips from Traditional Chinese Medicine (Huffington Post)

Read this important article entitled "5 Healthy Eating Tips From Traditional Chinese Medicine".


In this Huffington Post article, Mika Ono writes:

1.  Balance is Beautiful
- In eastern cultures, people are encouraged to eat a variety of foods
[read more]

Podcast - Old Solutions for New Problems:
The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

As the oldest professional integrated medicine in the world, traditional Chinese medicine has been recognized by the World Health Organization as the number-one treatment for stroke recovery and for many orthopedic pain syndromes. Acupuncture is considered evidence-based medicine and is recognized by nationwide organizations. [read more]

Congressional Briefing Positions Supplements as Preventative Healthcare

Dietary supplements are key to the prevention of a number of health conditions, and as such they would form a cost-effective approach to healthcare reform, Congress heard in a recent briefing.

The lunch meeting between Congressional staffers and an industry-sponsored education initiative was one of a string of meetings designed to alert Congress to the importance of supplements in health promotion and disease prevention.  [read more]

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: Whole Versus Processed Foods

The importance of functional foods, nutraceuticals and other natural health products has been well recognized in connection with health promotion, disease risk reduction and reduction in health care costs. Whole foods such as whole grains as well as skins and processing by-products of foods often serve as a concentrated source of components with health beneficial effects. In most cases, processing negatively affects the bioactive components of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Therefore, minimally processed products better serve the health conscious consumers.  [read more]

Alternative Medicine is Becoming Mainstream

Alternative medicine is becoming mainstream.  Many Americans are choosing to treat themselves using nontraditional methods, but to what end? [read more]

Demand for Nutraceutical Ingredients to Reach $21.8 billion by 2013

World Nutraceutical Ingredients, identifies the most promising growth categories as soy protein nutrients, functional food and beverage additives lutein, lycopene, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and phytosterols and vitamins A, E and D. Also included in its most promising category are the essential minerals calcium and magnesium, the herbal extracts ginkgo biloba, saw palmetto and the non-herbal extracts glucosamine, chondroitin and coenzyme Q10.  [read more]

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