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    Default Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    A study has shown that a compound called caffeic acid phenethyl ester or CAPE is made from propolis and has stopped the spread of prostate cancer cells in mice.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2...ancer-in-mice/

    Maybe another future source of cash for beekeepers?
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    Mice won't pay for it.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    But that explains why we need mouse guards.

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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    Caffeic acid phenethyl ester may also be useful in suppressing harmful reactions to radiation treatment for cases of lung cancer in humans - no mention of mice here.

    This study suggests that CAPE decreases the cascade of inflammatory responses induced by thoracic irradiation without causing toxicity in normal lung tissue. This provides a rationale for combining CAPE and thoracic radiotherapy for lung cancer treatment in further clinical studies.
    http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/5/158/
    But regardless of its benefits, CAPE can be obtained in a variety of ways, including directly from plants.
    Caffeic acid can be found in the freshwater fern Salvinia molesta[3] or in the mushroom Phellinus linteus.[4]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeic_acid
    It seems unlikely that extracting CAPE from propolis will be more economical than getting it from the ferns or mushrooms mentioned in the link.
    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    At one time, a professor at Wake Forest University was conducting a study on the effects of using propolis in cancer treatment. I have not heard the outcome of the study but initially it looked promising.
    Susan

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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory and Susan Fariss View Post
    At one time, a professor at Wake Forest University was conducting a study on the effects of using propolis in cancer treatment. I have not heard the outcome of the study but initially it looked promising.
    Susan
    These mice are living off of the backs of tax payers.

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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    if we stop paying taxes will it reduce the mouse population?
    My wife says I have ADD, but, hey look- a chicken!

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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    Hard to say.
    But if we all stop paying taxes it will surely reduce the rat population.

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    Default Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    Whew. For a minute there thought someone was suggesting sting therapy on the prostate......ouch. LOL

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