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an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron

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Free radicals make up "a huge percentage of what might be in the air," said study coauthor Stephania Cormier of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
elegans, when stimulated in the right way by free radicals, actually reinforces the cell's defenses and increases its lifespan.
Now, researchers at McGill University have taken this finding a step further by showing how free radicals promote longevity in an experimental model organism, the roundworm C.
Simply put, antioxidants prevent damage by neutralising free radicals, rendering them harmless.
Free radicals are a product of a chemical reaction that is generated any time a person breathes oxygen.
Diabetics face high blood sugar levels that can increase free radicals in the body.
Free radicals are atoms that have at least one unpaired electron, which makes them unstable and extremely reactive.
We knew that pollen can make the body make free radicals, but this study shows that pollen takes an active role in making free radicals itself," he says.
The free radicals feed inflammation because they drive the production of CRP's precursor, Interleukin-6 (IL-6).
Schacht has developed experimental evidence that shows that aminoglycosides can interact fairly efficiently with transition metals, including iron and copper, which can form free radicals.
Researchers at University College London say it is time for a complete rethink about the role of free radicals in disease.
A RESEARCH team at the University of Wales, Bangor, is launching a new study into free radicals in the hope it could help produce treatments for brain diseases like Alzheimer's.
Lots of free radicals are created in cells as they produce energy.
With earlier experience in Britain of recording diffracted x-rays from specimens at high and low temperatures, I came to NBS to join Floyd Mauer and Leonard Bolz to build a liquid-helium Dewar for observing such solids with free radicals by x-ray powder diffraction and to examine their highly exothermic transformations on warming.
The author has attempted to provide summary information on the role of free radicals in many biologic states, including aging, and many disease states, including inflammation and neoplasia.