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Liesl Jaeger, Navya Kambalapally, Deepika Mukhara Dr. del Cerro Biology 24 January 2011 Critter Rationale Turmeric has been around for centuries. It has been used to cure hundreds of afflictions in the eastern world. Despite this, researchers have only recently begun to discover what this spice is capable of. Turmeric is a good antiseptic and preservative, it may prevent or even cure many types of cancer (Ackerson, 2005). On the cellular level, turmeric helps protect from the negative effects of Aflatoxin B 1 with its antioxidant and antimicrobial effects (Gowda, Ledoux, Rottinghaus, Bermudez, Chin, 2009). Turmeric is able to change cell signaling pathways; it can restrain some proteins and polypeptides from activating (Anand, Sundaram, Jhurani, Kunnumakkara, & Aggarwal, 2008). It is not known exactly how turmeric affects the human body (Ackerson, 2005).The effects of turmeric on Daphnia magna are also unknown. Daphnia magna,
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1819287 taught by Professor Delcerro during the Spring '11 term at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

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