Ginkgo's Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree's life. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Half of Middle-Aged Americans Think They Will Develop Dementia Half of Middle-Aged Americans Think They Will Develop Dementia
Roughly half of middle-aged Americans believe they're"somewhat" or"very likely" to develop dementia, a survey suggests, and many try to beat the odds with supplements like ginkgo biloba and vitamin E that aren't proven to help.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Half of middle-aged Americans think they will develop dementia
(Reuters Health) - Roughly half of middle-aged Americans believe they're "somewhat" or "very likely" to develop dementia, a survey suggests, and many try to beat the odds with supplements like ginkgo biloba and vitamin E that aren't proven to help. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As Made-To-Order DNA Gets Cheaper, Keeping It Out Of The Wrong Hands Gets Harder
Labs are churning out more and more synthetic DNA for scientists who want to use it to reprogram cells. Some say the technology has outpaced government safety guidelines put in place a decade ago.(Image credit: Tim Llewellyn/Copperhound Pictures/Ginkgo Bioworks) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Can ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss?
Ginkgo biloba extract, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid. But it appears unlikely that Ginkgo biloba extract can slow or prevent age-related memory problems, or memory loss associated with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. Several small, early studies showed modest improvements in cognitive function for older [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Work For Anything. It's Just A Tree
Gingko biloba is widely sold as a supplement to improve memory or fend off dementia. The problem is, it doesn't work, not even a little bit. Save your money. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Microbe-Hacker Ginkgo Bioworks Pushes Further Into Medicine With Acquisition Of Genome Mining Platform And Antibiotics Discovery Deal With Roche
Gene-hacking unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks pushed further into medicine with the acquisition of Warp Drive Bio's genome mining platform and its antibiotics discovery deal with Roche. " This is a big part of the future of Ginkgo, " CEO Jason Kelly told Forbes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Amy Feldman, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ginkgo seeds may help keep skin blemish-free, but there's a catch
Ginkgo seed extracts can fight bacteria that harm the skin, but researchers are still a long way from developing them into safe products. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Ginkgo seed extracts show antibacterial activity on skin pathogens
(Emory Health Sciences) Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 5, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Ginkgo biloba shows potential value in the treatment of over 100 diseases
(Natural News) The ginkgo biloba tree might not give off the most pleasant smell, but hiding beneath its rancid odor is the power to heal more than 100 different diseases. Referred to as a “living fossil” because it lacks close living relatives, the species can trace its roots back to the age of dinosaurs more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Poisoning by Ginkgo Seeds through Vitamin B6 Depletion - Kobayashi D.
Overconsumption of Ginkgo biloba seeds induces food poisoning characterized by tonic-clonic convulsions and vomiting. The primary toxic component, 4'-O-methylpyridoxine (MPN), was purified from the seeds in 1985. This review includes the following aspects ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Herbal supplement gingko biloba found to prevent cell death in the brain, improve recovery from stroke
(Natural News) We need not look towards Big Pharma for solutions to our ailments, but only need to get back to our roots – literally. Among the world’s oldest trees is the ginkgo biloba, one of the most ancient and most popular solutions to many medical conditions. A study from Nanjing University in China found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Can ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss?
Ginkgo biloba extract, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid. But it appears unlikely that Ginkgo biloba extract can slow or prevent age-related memory problems, or memory loss associated with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. Several small, early studies showed modest improvements in cognitive function [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cannabis grown from yeast: does the future of pot lie in a lab?
Much like making craft beer, some companies are now using yeast enzymes to synthetically create THC and CBDUnlike other modern high growth industries, the pot business doesn ’t require a doctorate in science, or even a college degree. Much of the economic hype which surrounds the industry depends on it remaining an agricultural product. But it might not always be that way.In September, the Boston-basedGinkgo Bioworks, which calls itself “the organism company”, landed a deal worth approximately $100m withCronos Group, one of Canada ’s most prominent cannabis companies. Ginkgo promises to produce the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Halperin Tags: Cannabis Biology Science Drugs Society Source Type: news

Cannabis from yeast: will synthetic pot help grow the industry?
Much like making craft beer, yeast enzymes can be used to create THC and CBD, the active chemicals found in marijuanaUnlike other modern high growth industries, the pot business doesn ’t require a doctorate in science, or even a college degree. Much of the economic hype which surrounds the industry depends on it remaining an agricultural product. But it might not always be that way.In September, the Boston-basedGinkgo Bioworks, which calls itself “the organism company”, landed a deal worth approximately $100m withCronos Group, one of Canada ’s most prominent cannabis companies. Ginkgo promises to pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Halperin Tags: Cannabis Biology Science Source Type: news

Related Beal selling Ginkgo Bioworks ’ South Boston HQ
Real estate investment and development firm Related Beal is listing its leasehold interest in 27 Drydock Ave., an office and laboratory building on the edge of Boston ’s Seaport District that’s populated with several life-sciences tenants.  “There is great demand for lab space and facilities, particularly in the Seaport District,” said Stephen Faber, executive vice president at Related Beal. “Having repositioned 27 Drydock with our infrastructure inve stments, growth of our existing tenant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Catherine Carlock Source Type: news

Auris Health named to CNBC Disruptor 50 list
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics, has been named to to CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list, and is the only medical device company to be included. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company was selected due to its focus on lung cancer, which CNBC said kills more individuals in the US than any other type of cancer, and its founder, robotic surgical pioneer and intuitive surgical founder Dr. Frederic Moll. The company has already raised $513 million in equity capital from major tech investors and recently won FDA approval for its robotic Monarch Platform. Topping the list are Elon Musk’s SpaceX, ri...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics aurishealth Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Can Ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss?
Ginkgo biloba extract, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid. But it appears unlikely that Ginkgo biloba extract can slow or prevent age-related memory problems, or memory loss associated with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. Several small, early studies showed modest improvements in cognitive function [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks unveil joint venture, Joyn Bio, and establish operations in Boston and West Sacramento
Joyn Bio’s initial efforts focus on nitrogen fixation to enhance sustainability in agriculture / Researchers will broadly explore application of beneficial microbes to plants for next generation solutions to agriculture’s biggest challenges / Dr. Mike Miille appointed as CEO (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - March 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scienti...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are herbal supplements safe are supplements safe drug interactions drug side effects green tea healthytime herbal drugs medicine onetime supplement safety warfarin Source Type: news

Mixing herbal remedies and conventional drugs 'could be harmful'
Alternative treatments could alter effects of prescription medication, warn researchersHerbal remedies such as St John ’s wort, ginseng and ginkgo biloba could have harmful interactions with conventional drugs, scientists have warned.In an extensive review of the medical literature, the team uncovered dozens of cases in which alternative treatments appeared to have altered the effects of prescription medication, either diluting it, making it more potent or causing potentially dangerous side effects.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke: This herbal extract could improve brain function
Those who have experienced ischemic stroke may benefit from taking a combination of ginkgo biloba extract and aspirin, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Herbal supplement boosts memory in stroke survivors
Researchers from Nanjing University in China found ginkgo bilboa improves stroke sufferers' attention, reflexes and language skills in as little as 12 weeks when taken with aspirin, which thins the blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginkgo Biloba Use After Stroke Tied to Less Cognitive Decline
Ginkgo biloba extract plus aspirin is associated with less cognitive decline following stroke, compared with aspirin alone, according to a study in Stroke and Vascular... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Herbal remedy ginkgo biloba 'can help stroke recovery'
Researchers claim ginkgo biloba may help the brain recover after a stroke but experts say the evidence is far too weak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal remedy for stroke recovery?
Researchers claim ginkgo biloba may help the brain recover after a stroke but experts say the evidence is far too weak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal remedy 'may aid stroke recovery'
A study suggests that the supplement ginkgo biloba may help the brain recover after a stroke. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginkgo Biloba Improves Cognitive Function after Stroke... or Not
(MedPage Today) -- Beware of " Lord's paradox " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Supplement boosts memory in stroke survivors
Researchers from Nanjing University in China found ginkgo bilboa improves stroke sufferers' attention, reflexes and language skills in as little as 12 weeks when taken with aspirin, which thins the blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This biotech startup is Y Combinator's latest unicorn after raising $275M
With a massive new influx of financing, South Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks has joined an exclusive club: privately held life sciences companies in the state worth over $1 billion. It emerged from Y Combinator as part of its Summer 2014 batch as the first biotech backed by the Mountain View-based startup program. YC has worked with more than a dozen companies that are valued at $1 billion or more, including Dropbox, Stripe and Airbnb. Ginkgo, which makes microbes that are u sed in a wide range of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Ginkgo Bioworks joins Boston's unicorn club with $275M round
With a massive new influx of financing, South Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks has joined an exclusive club: privately held life sciences companies in the state worth over $1 billion. Ginkgo, which makes microbes that are used in a wide range of industries, from pharmaceuticals to agriculture, unveiled a $275 million Series D round on Thursday. That brings Ginkgo’s total funding to $429 and gives the 9-year-old company a valuation north of $1 billion, making it a so-called “ unicorn.” That’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men can boost brain health and enhance performance with ginkgo
(Natural News) Young, active men may greatly benefit from taking extracts from Ginkgo biloba leaves, according to a study published online in Nutrients. To carry out the study, Polish researchers at the Jerzy Kukucza Academy of Physical Education and the Poznan University of Physical Education examined 18 young active men who were instructed to take either... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks join forces for sustainable agriculture, forming new company with USD 100 million Series A
The novel company will focus on transformational beneficial microbes for plants to provide growers with next generation solutions to their biggest challenges / Initial activities will focus on nitrogen fixation, minimizing agriculture’s environmental impact / The work combines the synthetic biology leadership of Ginkgo Bioworks with Bayer’s deep knowledge and experience in agriculture and microbial products (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Long Game In Life Sciences: $181B Fund Baillie Gifford Invests Big In Private Companies
Deep-pocketed Edinburgh-based investor Baillie Gifford forges a new path in long-term, hands-off investing in life sciences companies such as Flatiron Health, Denali Therapeutics, CureVac, Intarcia, UNITY Biotechnology and Ginkgo Bioworks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Dickman, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:TSLA NASDAQ:ILMN NASDAQ:CSLT NASDAQ:ISRG Source Type: news

The Long Game In Life Sciences: $181 Billion Fund Baillie Gifford Invests Big In Private Companies
Deep-pocketed Edinburgh-based investor Baillie Gifford forges a new path in long-term, hands-off investing in life sciences companies such as Flatiron Health, Denali Therapeutics, CureVac, Intarcia, UNITY Biotechnology and Ginkgo Bioworks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Dickman, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:TSLA NASDAQ:ILMN NASDAQ:CSLT NASDAQ:ISRG Source Type: news

Paleontologists find fossil relative of Ginkgo biloba
A discovery of well-preserved fossil plants by paleontologists from the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia has allowed researchers to identify a distant relative of the living plant Ginkgo biloba. The find helps scientists better understand the evolution and diversity of ancient seed plants. The fossils, from the species Umaltolepis mongoliensis, date back to the early Cretaceous Period (some 100-125 million years ago). Scientists discovered ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191217&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Six herbs for treating erectile dysfunction
Learn about six different herbal supplements that could help people with erectile dysfunction, including ginkgo biloba, horny goat weed, and red ginseng. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Superfoods And Supplements Debunked By Research - AARP
Turmeric, coconut water, ginkgo biloba? Find out which "superfoods" aren't worth the hype. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ginkgo biloba special extract LI 1370 improves dual-task walking in patients with MCI: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory study - Gschwind YJ, Bridenbaugh SA, Reinhard S, Granacher U, Monsch AU, Kressig RW.
BACKGROUND: In patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), gait instability, particularly in dual-task situations, has been associated with impaired executive function and an increased fall risk. Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) could be an effective mean to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Adverse event due to a likely interaction between sodium aescinate and ginkgo biloba extract: a case report - Ji H, Zhang G, Yue F, Zhou X.
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Drug-induced nephrotoxicity is potentially lethal. When sodium aescinate is given to surgical inpatients to treat postoperative inflammation and oedema, adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions must be closely monitore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Boston-based Ginkgo snaps up George Church-founded DNA maker
Ginkgo Bioworks, a fast-growing South Boston company that makes microbes used in a wide range of industries, said Friday that it had acquired Cambridge gene synthesis company Gen9 for an undisclosed sum. Ginkgo, which has around 130 employees, will add nine of Gen9's 11 employees through the deal. In recent years, Ginkgo has been the largest customer of Gen9, a company founded in 2009 by legendary Harvard geneticist George Church to make cost-effective, high-quality DNA. Financial terms of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Tom Knight's Ginkgo Bioworks Seeks To Reinvent Moore's Law Through Biochemistry
Knight just might create a biochemical version of Moore ’s Law. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Rogers, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unlocking the genetic code of an ancient survivor | Susannah Lydon
The draft genome ofGinkgo biloba, the sole surviving species of an ancient group of seed plants, has been publishedGinkgo biloba is a beautiful tree. Its elegant fan-shaped leaves, which turn a vivid yellow in Autumn, are often borrowed by the world of art and design. In South-East Asia, ginkgo has a long association with Buddhist temples and the trees themselves are regarded with reverence. While small wild populations have been identified in mountain groves in South West China, ginkgohas a global distribution, due to its popularity as a cultivated tree. Its tolerance of pollution makes it particularly popular with city p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Science Evolution Plants Biology Source Type: news

How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Fast Is Your Dog Aging?
All of us who love dogs are acutely aware that the lifespans of our canine companions are short - much too short. And while the years we spend with a beloved pet seem to fly by, dogs don't just suddenly die when they reach a certain age. They grow older in stages just as we do, but at a tremendously accelerated rate compared to humans. Your four-legged friend may still look and act like a puppy much of the time, but there are age related changes taking place inside him despite his youthful good looks and high energy level. The lifespan of a dog depends primarily on his size, breed (or breed mix), and health status. As a g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news