From the literature that we have, and our current understanding, walnuts slow the growth of malignant tumors. Now they don’t prevent malignant cells from forming, but they slow the growth of tumors and suppress cancer stem cell growth through gene expression changes and pro-apoptotic pathways.
With every public door handle, subway rail, or introduction of a stranger, our subconscious goes straight to germs. Last year, the largest producer of hand sanitizer brought in $83 million in revenue; what we grew up thinking was going to make us sick has now turned into the latest fad — bacteria. From food poisoning, to probiotics and kombucha, to contemporary art pieces at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; bacteria may actually be beneficial or better yet, even art.