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  • Thai Chillies Trigger London Chemical Scare

    10/03/2007 10:56:48 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 672+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-3-2007 | Sally Peck
    Thai chillies trigger London chemical scare By Sally Peck Last Updated: 12:38pm BST 03/10/2007 Police cordoned off three streets and firefighters smashed down a door after reports of a chemical attack on a busy shopping street in London's Soho. Chalemchai Tangjariyapoon was cooking 9lbs of chillies But instead of a terrorist attack or a toxic leak, all police found was a Thai cook preparing chilli sauce. Emergency workers wearing protective breathing masks were called to D'Arblay Street on Monday evening after members of the public detected an acrid cloud of smoke. A Hazardous Area Response Team was dispatched and specialist...
  • The Red-Hot Power Of Chillies Can Kill Cancer

    03/16/2006 5:05:15 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    The red-hot power of chillies can kill cancer By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/03/2006) The substance in chillies that causes the tongue to burn also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to research that could pave the way for new treatments. The pepper component capsaicin makes the cells undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis, says a study published in the journal Cancer Research. High intake of hot chillis has been linked to stomach cancer Tests found that it induced approximately 80 per cent of cancer cells growing in mice to follow the molecular pathways leading to apoptosis....