Janica Wong

Senior ScientistMerck Research Labs

Dr. Janica Wong is an accomplished research scientist with 17 years of extensive experience in cardiovascular pathology, metabolism, stem cells and oncology. She received her BSc in Biochemistry and MSc in Physiology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Later, she went to United States and completed her Ph.D at UNLV, with a research focus on the roles of nitric oxide signaling in cancer and stem cells. She conducted her research in Nevada Cancer Institute and Roseman University, under the mentorship of Dr. Fiscus, whose previous work in nitric oxide in cardiovascular/hypertension with Dr. Murad led to the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998. Dr. Wong then continued with her postdoctoral training at Stanford University to study adult stem cell fate. Her research resulted in patents, book chapters and many high impact journals. She is currently leading cancer stem cell research at Merck Research Lab.

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Polyphenols, which mostly contain phenol structures, are phytochemicals found naturally in many types of food such as nuts, cocoa, berries, tea, and red wine. Emerging studies have shown that polyphenols can have multiple beneficial effects on the human body, such as antioxidative, anticancer, and antidiabetic effects. The present book encompasses many key aspects of polyphenolsfrom classification, dietary sources, health benefits, to possible mechanisms of action. "Polyphenols" is intended for a wide range of readers, hoping to provide readers with the recent scientific findings of why and how polyphenols can exert multiple health benefits.

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