Breasts milk ingredient protects infants intestines Scientists at Queen Mary.
Research shows that it plays an identical protective role in the gut. The team at Queen Mary also have discovered that PSTI is produced in the breasts but as yet they didn’t know exactly why. Professor Ray Playford of Barts and the London College of Dentistry and Medicine, part of Queen Mary, University of London led the analysis. He said: ‘We realize that breast milk comprises of a host of different ingredients and we also understand that there are a number of health benefits for babies who are breast-fed. ‘This study is important since it shows that an element of breast milk protects and repairs the babies delicate intestines in readiness for the onslaught of all food and drink that are to come.By taking away these androgens, we may be able to greatly diminish the proliferative and metastatic power of bladder tumor cells, says the study’s senior author, Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of the University of Colorado Malignancy Center. Related StoriesOvarian cancers patients with a brief history of oral contraceptive use have better outcomesStudy shows uncommon HER2 missense mutations do not spread breast cancer on the ownMD Anderson research reveals why chemotherapy medicines not effective for most pancreatic tumor patientsTheodorescu and colleagues started with mouse versions, showing that mice without the ability to make the proteins CD24 had fewer major bladder tumors and metastases in comparison to mice with CD24 intact.