5-27-20 issue of Front Physiology: Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, PA explain that oxidative stress has been implicated in a wide variety of pathological conditions, including inflammation and many cardiovascular diseases. Nrf-2 is highlighted as a therapeutic target for antioxidant defenses to counteract oxidative stress, in this study specifically to treat poor permeability of microvessels in the blood stream. Pubmed.gov, 32536875.
1-8-20 issue of Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica: A big group of researchers from Turkey, Spain, India, Italy, Iran, and China said that natural products have been reported to effectively activate receptors in the body with fewer side effects than synthetic drugs. They report that the effects of natural compounds help stimulate the body's natural defense mechanisms (such as superoxide dismutase), especially in this article to treat such problems as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.