The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    The cutting edge of antioxidant therapy

    Silvia Muro Galindo, PhD, is a research assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research is designed to increase the amount of therapeutic enzymes that reach the interior of cells by targeting the enzymes to specific sites on the cell surface. She does this by working with features on the enzyme delivery vehicle as well as those on the surface of targeted cells.

    According to Dr. Galindo, “Understanding such interactions between drug delivery vehicles and the target cells brings crucial information towards the optimization of intracellular delivery of therapeutics and the duration of their effects.” The potential benefits of this research for healthcare include more precise therapy at lower doses with a lower risk of side effects.

    She is not alone in this quest. For example, researchers are targeting antioxidant enzymes to treat brain tumors. Others are targeting antioxidants to decrease the complications of cardiac surgery. Just two examples of the many areas of targeted antioxdant therapeutics being researched today.

    7/7/06 08:27 JR

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