This program will train eight post-doctoral fellows, each up to a period of three years, plus 30 pre-doctoral fellows in CAM research. Eighteen Bastyr and other local university faculty members are training post- and pre-doctoral fellows.
The objectives of this developmental center grant are 1) developing basic, translational, and clinical research to explore the feasibility and scientific rationale for use of mushroom extracts as immunopotentiating agents; 2) facilitating the...
This four-year grant is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the NIH. In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Washington, Dr. Guiltinan directs the development and revision of curriculum...
An unexpected result of an earlier randomized controlled trial was that patients receiving Echinacea had fewer subsequent upper respiratory infections (URIs) during the four-month study period than children who received placebo for treatment of...
Mushroom extracts have long been used in Asia as immunopotentiating agents. Previous studies have shown that ingestion of mushroom extracts can cause tumors to shrink or stop progressing in animal models of cancer and in cancer patients. However,...
This study evaluates naturopathic care for type 2 diabetes patients.
The objective of this study is to better understand the mechanisms of polysaccharide krestin, an extract of mushroom Trametes versicolor, enhancement of docetaxel for the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) to lay the groundwork...
This study investigates effects of turmeric and its components on liver damage and liver cancer caused by iron overload. It is a laboratory based project that makes use of cell culture and mouse models of human disease.  It includes genomic and...
This project will evaluate the effects of carotenoid enrichment from food and supplements in healthy volunteers. We will also evaluate the effects of carotenoid-enrichment on biomarkers of human antioxidant capacity and acute oxidative stress-...
The importance of vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease has gained increased attention in recent years. There is a need to determine what forms of vitamin D may be supplemented to correct vitamin D...