Research support for COVID-19 therapies COVID-19 has radically changed the world and affected all of our lives. While the magnitude of this health crisis may seem overwhelming, we all have a part to play. Scientists around the world are studying SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19) to rapidly develop treatments and vaccines. The Parsemus Foundation is… Read more

Small Animal Nonsurgical Sterilization

Calcium chloride nonsurgical sterilant for “pocket pets” Calcium chloride dihydrate (CaCl2) is a common chemical that has been used as a nonsurgical sterilant in male dogs, cats, rats and other species (see bibliography). The chemical injection results in sterility, and may be particularly suited to use in small animals, such as rats, guinea pigs, hamsters… Read more

Clean Sheets Pill

Contraception with protection from HIV This quick-acting male contraceptive pill is in the early stages of research, but it’s exciting because of one feature: it could potentially drastically reduce the male-to-partner transmission of HIV. But would men accept the mechanism of action — a semen-free orgasm — even if it feels exactly the same? Many… Read more

Aldosterone & Hearing

Alternative treatment for hearing loss Currently there is intriguing data that aldosterone supplementation may improve hearing. For those with hearing loss and balance disorders, this advancement could significantly improve quality of life. Aldosterone does not have the side effects of the current treatment with steroids (prednisone/prednisolone/dexamethasone) and may better address the underlying cause of hearing… Read more

Angioplasty: Ending Inappropriate Use

Angioplasty and stenting may be overused Angioplasty and stenting continue to be used in stable coronary artery disease (i.e. not in the middle of a heart attack), even though large randomized controlled trials have shown that they add no significant survival benefit. Angioplasty and stenting are exceedingly expensive and carry risks (including heart attack and… Read more

Questioning Food Allergy Testing

Food Allergy Testing: Buyers Beware! In the ever-expanding search for what ails us, many people believe that allergies to foods or environmental compounds are contributing to their health problems. Food allergies are a complicated topic, though. Food allergy, food sensitivity and food intolerance are not the same and not all allergy tests measure the same… Read more

Testosterone, Cognition & Aging Men

Evaluating the effects of testosterone and DHA on memory Parsemus Foundation is helping fund a randomized controlled prospective trial on the impact of testosterone or DHA (fish oil) versus placebo on the onset of amyloid plaque associated with Alzheimer’s disease in men with subjective memory complaint (SMC). The study, at the McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation… Read more

New treatment for enlarged prostate

Finally a noninvasive, drug-free treatment for BPH Enlarged prostate is a common problem in older males (both humans and non-humans). The Parsemus Foundation sponsored a study by Dr. Raffaella Leoci to investigate a non-invasive treatment in dogs with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The pulsed electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) therapy was very effective at reducing the size… Read more

Questioning Aromatase Inhibitors

What if hormones aren’t fuel for the fire after all? New study shows surprising result: Better survival and quality of life from hormones, not anti-hormones, after breast cancer in mouse model It’s no wonder that breast cancer ranks highest among women’s health concerns. Over 235,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually in the United… Read more