We Guarantee Your Cat Will Stabilize! $89.95, Value of $149.90. FREE SHIPPING Natural Tuna Flavor (No Tuna protein)
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Feline Comfort Plus Natural Tuna Flavor (120 gms.)
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This protocol includes Luxolite (16 oz.), GI Distress (2 oz.), and
Feline Comfort Plus Natural Tuna Flavor (220 gms.)
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We Guarantee Your Cat Will Stabilize! $89.95, Value of $149.90. FREE SHIPPING Natural Liver Flavor
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This protocol includes Luxolite (4 oz.), GI Distress (2 oz.), and
Feline Comfort Plus Natural Liver Flavor (120 gms.
Regular Size $89.95
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This protocol includes Luxolite (16 oz.), GI Distress (2 oz.), and
Feline Comfort Plus Natural Liver Flavor (220 gms.)
Large Size $119.95
TRV&D - Natural Cure for Cat Diarrhea and Vomiting - 3 Part Program
Bentonite Clay, Anti-Parasitic, Multivitamin with Calcium and Silica
When everything else has failed ...
The Treatment-Resistant Protocol is a targeted collection of safe, natural products to address all of the known underlying factors in cat and kitten diarrhea and vomiting.
Based on five years of research and experimentation to find the most effective, and most gentle ingredients to resolve cat vomiting and diarrhea.
Moreover, every ingredient had to have a high acceptability from finicky cats.
Along the way, we received invaluable feedback from customers whose cats and kittens were suffering from
all types of vomiting: bloody, white with foam, green vomit, yellow, vomit with bile, and clear vomit.
As well as, cats and kittens suffering from all types of diarrhea: explosive, watery, dribbling, bloody, bloody with mucus, and black.
Whether your cat is diagnosed with IBS, Crohns, Colitis, Spastic Colon, Allergic GI distress, etc, our products work to restore balance and normality.
Treatment-Resistant Protocol resolves them all!
We know this is true from our 97% success rate treating thousands of cats and dogs.
The Golden Key
The key to success was our realization that no one ingredient or product could be as effective as a protocol. Enzymes and probiotics must be delivered dry.
White bentonite and herbal extracts must be delivered wet. They can be mixed before consumption but not in the package. Yet, they all may be, and often are, essential for success.
Our comprehensive protocol was developed to provide a multi-pronged solution to stubbornly treatment resistant diarrhea and vomiting problems.
Complete directions are included with the package.
Using Vitality Science products is easy. We listen to cats. We know what they like and so we use all cat-friendly flavors. Most cats will eat the products.
Administration is simple. The Treatment-Resistant Cat Diarrhea and/or Vomiting Protocol contains three products. The products are best given in two feedings.
(1) Combine the Feline Comfort Plus with the Luxolite and mix into wet food.
Or, add a little chicken broth and mix into dry food.
(2) In a separate feeding, administer the GI Distress. This can also be put on food. Most cats will eat it as the predominant flavor is licorice and they like that taste.
Since a few cats are very finicky, we also supply an oral syringe.
Do I need all these products?
These products may all be needed or you may only need one or two. Since there was no way for us to tell in advance which of these three products or which combination of these products would work for any particular cat, we included them all,
discounted the price, added in FREE SHIPPING and one hour of tech support.
Safe & Beneficial
Regardless of how many products you use initially, all the products are safe, gentle, and beneficial for all cats regardless of age or condition. The three products are especially useful for any kind of GI upset.
Will my cat eat it?
All flavors are neutral. Only the natural tuna or liver taste comes through. (No tuna protein. Only the natural flavor.) Many cats will eat the mixture in their food.
If your cat will not eat the mixture, you will have to administer with an oral syringe, which we supply.
We formulate our own products. All our ingredients are purchased from United States sources. We maintain a C of A (Certificate of Authenticity) for all ingredients. Vitality Science does not use any additives or any substances other than what is on the label. That is, we use no excipients, flowing agents, coloring agents, stabilizers, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, or unnatural substances of any kind.
I just want to thank you for being in the business of helping people but especially our pets.
I adopted a young kitten long distance from a shelter last fall. They told me he was in great health, so I spent $800 to have him brought from Florida to California, and discovered within a few days that a) He was not a He but a She, B) She had among other things giardia, and what I can only assume are severe food allergies that masquerade is IBS. I've had her for 5 months now and she's had pale beige soft-serve, foul smelling bowl movements every day of that time, bad gas and abdominal pain, and the vets have tried to help but haven't really been able to.
So I went on Amazon for answers like I have learned to do when all else fails, I found your products and have tried a few of them on this kitten for the last two months. She's not too keen on the feline comfort plus or the G.I distress remedy, but she's fine with the clay, which is great because it works! (so long as I don't feed her any chicken). The diarrhea is gone, the smell is gone and the color is normal---the change happened on day two. She is the sweetest, friendliest and now happiest cat (I can tell you that she is actually grateful) and I think she would have been doomed to an uncomfortable and abbreviated life if it wasn't for people like you who are devoting their lives to the health and comfort of our four legged children. You obviously love animals very much, and we are all lucky to have you here, bringing natural miracles to creatures that our vets don't know how to treat."
"Good Morning Mr. Becker,
Since we started Belle on the homeopathic TRD&V we have seen some positive results.
…I have slowly increased her intake levels. I am happy to say that she did not immediately run to the litter box. Instead, she kept it down yahoo, no vomiting and it took her 30- 40 minutes to defecate. Usually anything that goes in, 10 minutes it is already out. I only fed her that one time that day.
The next morning…She wants more. I walk to the feeding area, get it ready and it was gone in seconds. This time I only fed her the concoction twice in the day. I did add the GI Distress Remedy, approximately 1 drop as suggested. She did not take to that at all. She ate a little and then I could not coax her into anymore.
By the third day we saw more solid waste, not regular but not as watery as before. She does not have to defecate approximately 10 minutes after every food intake, and her anus has returned to a more normal status. It is not inflamed and bright red. She was a Poor baby! She is much calmer, or at least more relaxed. I do not hear her poor tummy gurgling and growling and just in general, making all kinds of strange noises.
She is up to the three times a day and the suggested feeding amounts. I did try the GI Distress again, but she really is not happy with it yet, so I will continue to feed her the other two on a routine basis and try and sneak the GI Distress in every so often. Thank you for all your help, we were at our wits end and the poor little girl was losing ground fast. You have helped us, via helping her, in so many ways. Therefore, we are much more calm and relaxed.
I do not know if she will keep improving or this is as good as it will get for her. But she has come a heck of a long way in such a short time due to your products and your support and advice. Not only are you quick in answering pleas for help, your wealth of knowledge and the concern you show has helped give me peace of mind and a positive outlook.
You have saved my sanity and my cat's life.
You have my cat's "paw" of approval and my gratitude.
Next time I see my vet, may I pass on your product information?
A truly heartfelt THANK YOU," Erlinda Bearman
I hope you're having a great week, and happy new year!
The good news is Miles, the cat with very, very chronic IBS appears to be healed! I have him on primal raw chicken and salmon, and somehow, someway, the diarrhea has stopped! His system is very sensitive, and if he has anything else (ie: Iams), the diarrhea comes back within a day. I thank you for your ongoing support with my little Miles. When I got them, he was always bigger, but with the IBS, he lost weight and I'm happy to report that he's now back to the big-boy he should be, a good, happy and healthy 12-lb cat!
Thanks for your help!"
So kitty has been eating real good for a week now. One full can a day! Very exciting. I have now been mixing 2/8 tsp feline + 4 drops gi distress and 1/2 tsp luxolite in every feeding. Also the red in his eyes has gone away too- which he had for several years and now it's gone! Amazing!
Thank you! His recovery is incredible!!!"
"My cat Elliot is 14 years old and has diabetes. His blood glucose levels have been well regulated on insulin. About six months ago he started having horrible, uncontrollable diarrhea. We tried various medications and diets to control it, and various home remedies. Everything we tried seemed to work for the first couple of days, giving us hope we'd found the solution. But inevitably the diarrhea would come back. Elliot started losing weight rapidly. We checked for all the usual culprits: thyroid, kidney disease, blood glucose levels. Everything was normal. The diarrhea continued along with the weight loss. Finally our vet decided to give him an ultrasound and we found a tumor in his intestines. The diagnosis was intestinal lymphoma. We immediately started him on chemotherapy and prednisone, which he tolerated well, but neither helped with the diarrhea. That's when I started doing research on the Internet and found your company. After reading all the testimonials and learning of your money back guarantee, I figured it was worth a try. Within a week of using the three products he had his first solid stool in months. It was a miracle. There's no cure for the lymphoma, but the drugs may help him live for a couple more years, and now your products have restored his quality of life. We are very grateful."
I got Shade from the SPCA, 8 years ago, when he was about 7 or 8. Shortly after that, I took him to the vet because he had bloody diarrhea. Shade was diagnosed with IBS. We were given several different short term medications, and prednisone, which he continued to receive until about 3 years ago. At that time, I had started to look for options to help him gain weight. He was thin, his coat was rough and thinning, and had a "greasy" look. He had always vomited quite a bit, but it was becoming far more frequent, sometimes up to 3 times a day. The vomit contained his food, barely moistened and almost completely undigested. Thinking the problem might be hairballs, I tried hairball remedies.....they gave him diarrhea. I tried some food and calorie supplements, they gave him diarrhea. The vet was no help. I started my internet search looking for help. I found an article about the very poor nutrition (by Lisa A. Pierson, DVM) in dry cat food. My vet did know what I was feeding Shade dry food, and never advised me to feed him canned food.
I switched Shade to canned food, took him off the prednisone and for some time, he gained weight, his coat improved and he almost completely stopped vomiting. Then he stopped improving and mostly held his own. Though unfortunate circumstances I had to stay with family, and did not realize for some time that one member of the household was sneaking Shade dry treats. By that time, being away from the excessive grains in the treats, for so long had made him more sensitive than ever to grains and glutens in the treats. The vomiting started again, and then escalated to bloody vomit. I took Shade to a vet, and he was diagnosed with kidney disease.
Although Shade is still having problems, he is doing so much better than he was before I started him on Vitality Science supplements. I don't feel as though I owe it to him to put him out of his misery.....which is where I was a month ago. He is making slow, if not steady progress. His coat is much better and his eyes are starting to glow again. He is slowly putting some weight on. This means I no longer fear his bones poking through his skin. Although the symptoms do come back, they are not as severe or last as long as they did before.
I am a very satisfied customer, Vitality Science products are helping Shade. His appetite is improving and I look forward to that continuing. I do have faith that Shade will continue to grow stronger and have a few years of being a happy, and at least fairly healthy cat. With an "I told you so" mentality, I am looking forward to the day I can send a picture of Shade to the vets that diagnosed with with kidney disease, and say "Look at him now"!! Shade is showing strong improvement
I don't know many people in Edmonton, but I will tell any pet owner I meet, about Vitality Science!!
Colour me happy with Vitality Science"
"As of two weeks ago I had 4 cats. My oldest and most beloved passed away after abdominal surgery. The grief turned into desperation as I watched another one of my cats dwindle away to nothing. Red vommited after each meal and always cried all night. The diarrhea was continual. At one point my husband and I observed blood on his food coming from his mouth. The vet ran some labs and concluded it was IBD. Steroids for life. I said "no way!" I put him on a rotation diet. No success. I gave him licorice root. No difference. Vitamin B12 made a tremendous difference energy wise but still very ill. But thank goodness I found Vitality Science! After following the proticol that was recomended for Red after just a week and a half for the first time in months he seems almost back to normal. Will continue for a full month though. I will be going to all the vets in the area and telling them about your product! Animals must be saved from this disease."
"it's a miracle. Literally a one-day turnaround of years of escalating bowel problems for our cat. The horrible flatulence and multiple daily episodes of foul, sour-smelling diarrhea, which odor permeated our house and made life miserable for all, just simply stopped with the beginning of daily Feline Comfort Plus and Luxolite. Just one firm stool every day or two, with no mournful cries from the litter box area. After years of trying one thing and another, from compounded antibiotics which the cat hated, to probiotics which she liked (but neither of them worked), to switching foods, with never any good effect and sometimes just making things worse, these two products achieved instant success!
And Mara dosen' seem to mind the taste, I just mix it in the food and she eats it with no complaints. Not a small achievement in the world of cat nutrition and health."
I was at the end of my rope and filled with despair over my poor Sinbad's health. About a year ago he started to vomit and have terrible diarrhea. After several trips to the vet, much $ spent and a misdiagnosis of diabetes, he was put on a daily regime of prednisone along with prescripton wet food. He hated both the wet food and the prednisone and we spent many months going back and forth on the right food, the right dosage or addiitonal medication and all to no avail. Finally one day I found vitality science and picked up the phone to call about the Treatment Resistant Diarrhea protocol. What a relief to finally speak with someone (Steve Becker) who was actually listening to me and asking questions that my vet never, ever bothered to ask. Sinbad has been on the treatment resistant diarrhea products -- Feline Comfort Plus and Luxolite for a while now and I have seen a drastic improvement (after we switched his food at Steve's suggestion). Recently, I called back again to discuss an issue and Steve, once again, gave me advice on next steps which seems to be working. I feel like I should pay Steve for a therapy session--he said to me on that first call: "It may take a while but we'll get your cat better" and we DID!!! Thank you Vitality Science and thank you Steve. I have recommended you to everyone and anyone that has pets and even got my brother started on a therapy for his dog's arthritis. What a gem you guys are."
"Many thanks, once again, for your excellent products. My adopted 10-year-old Abyssinian's
health has turned around completely, since employing (most of) the diarreah-resistant protocol: the vomiting has stopped completely
(except to rid herself of hairballs), her stools are vastly improved, she's less nervous, more affectionate, and has more energy ... yeah!!"
"My cat Dakota is a 1-2 years old neutered rescue cat; alternating between diarrhea and loose stools (cow pie consistency). I originally ordered your complete protocol for cats. He was still having no firm stools after the first week on the program.
He is the cat which was diagnosed with tritrich and we gave him the ronidazole pills; and he lived to tell the story.
You had me change him to 10 drops (2 x daily) of the herbal anti-inflammatory and 4 drops of the soothing solution (2 x daily). I had dropped the feline comfort (was not making it worse, but was not helping either) and the probiotic did not work (had already tried one through his vet). I also had him on 2 capsules of lithothamnium and a total of 3 tsp. of luxolite, in ½ tsp. doses. You had me follow that protocol for approximately 10 days. He was still having the cow pies, but the rumbling in his stomach had finally stopped.
When I spoke with you again for an order of luxolite you suggested integrating the feline comfort a pinch at a time into his diet. You sent me a bottle of the new soothing solution and suggested moving him to Wellness Core dry food. He had been on the Royal Canin green pea & duck limited ingredient wet and dry. Ideally you wanted me to work up to the 2 1/2 tsp. dosage of the feline comfort. I believe when I give him the full amount of feline comfort, his stools become less firm, so I'm only using 1 1/2 tsp.
Shortly after re-introducing the feline comfort, his stools firmed up. His stools are still not as dry as they could be, BUT they are definitely holding their shape. I was backing him off the herbal anti-inflammatory when it ran out and I have changed him from 2 lithothamnium capsules back to one.
Thanks for all your help (if I had emailed you in the first place, I wouldn’t have had to re-invent the wheel!). I believe the above is a fairly accurate rendition of what you and I have spoken about re: Dakota and his ongoing treatment."
"I was having difficulty with my new kittens having digestive problems, and after taking them to the vet several times, I started doing research on what could be causing their diarrhea. I did a number of web searches and your site came up. I was particularly pleased that you offered a treatment-resistant protocol that came with a money back guarantee."
"I would very, very, highly recommend Vitality Science. I was at my wit's end with the young, stray male cat we had adopted, Buster Kitten. He had been tested for every parasite under the sun and the vet had tried multiple treatments. Finally, due to the offer of a money-back guarantee and the promise that the products wouldn't harm animals, we tried Vitality Science "Treatment Resistant Protocol". Even though it took several weeks of giving the protocol as indicated, all of Buster's digestive problems were cleared up and he now is a healthy and plump kitty who is overjoyed at his new home. We just have to make sure that he eats only all-natural food, as it turns out his problems also were aggravated by a food allergy. I truly believe that Vitality Science products saved his life."
"I have been meaning to write for quite awhile and apologize for the time it took.
I have 2 balinese cats pushing 16 years of age. My little girl, Sheba, has food allergies and had
been on a diet of Hill's Z/D for many years. In December 2008, I noticed the consistency of the canned Z/D had changed.
The kitties loved the food and I gave it no further thought. At the beginning of 2009, Sheba contracted a urinary tract infection accompanied by diarrhea.
Sheba was given Baytril for the UTI and tylocin for the diarrhea. The UTI cleared up, but the diarrhea continued and Sheba developed serious gas (she was a 24/7 toot factory).
I asked my vet whether the new food could be the problem and whether probiotics would help and was told no on both counts. The kitties had their annual checkup towards the end of January and Sheba,
being no better, was continued on the tylocin and started on a probiotic (Purina) at my request. The gas improved somewhat but not the poops and Sheba was not a happy camper. So in mid-February
I hit the internet for a solution and came across the Vitality Science website. I spoke with Stephen Becker who was most helpful having obviously heard my story before. I purchased the Treatment-Resistant Diarrhea/Vomiting Protocol and Pet Flora, and started the program at the end of February. I also stopped the tylocin, began weaning the kitties off of the Z/D diet (I had a nagging feeling that the food may have caused the problem and it was becoming more and more expensive) and introduced them to Wellness cat food. The kitties were eating 100% Wellness by mid March. Meanwhile, by day 2 of the protocol Sheba's gas was GONE and her stool was improving. By day 7 Sheba was having normal bowel movements. I continued the protocol another week and then continued to add a small amount of the Feline Comfort to the kitties' food in the morning and give Sheba Pet Flora twice a week. Sheba is her old self and doing great. Sheba's brother Sam used to vomit clear fluid a few times a week so I started him on the Pet Flora and now he rarely vomits at all. Also, Sheba hasn't shown any allergic reaction to the Wellness diet. I am just thrilled that I found the Vitality Science website and highly recommend the Treatment-Resistant Diarrhea/Vomiting Protocol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Thanks so much,
Sherlock was vomiting blood periodically and you said we had to stop the vomiting...a twice daily dose of the anti-vomiting protocol (syringing Luxolite, Feline Comfort, Soothing Solution, Lithothamnium, and Herbal Anti Inflammatory) has worked wonders. We stopped the Clavamox, the Pepcid, and also the carafate (which was to act as a "bandage" over any bleeding ulcer he might have). Since he has not vomited at all since starting your products, should I be using the Carafate? Or is it possible that the Soothing Solution, Herbal Anti Inflammatory., and Feline Comfort are healing the ulcerated area that was bleeding?
Thanks again for your great products - I tell all my pet owner friends about them."
"Your products and counseling saved the life of my 15-year-old cat. Her veterinarian had no solution and said only,
"Keep her confined." Explosive diarrhea had gone on for more than six months, and the vet had no solutions.
With your products and counseling, the cat has had normal stools now for three weeks and she seems to be pain free."
Arabinogalactan stimulates macrophage activity and therefore may be effective in preventing cancer Immunomodulating activity of arabinogalactan and fucoidan in vitro. J Med Food. 2005 Winter;8(4):446-53.
Department of Biotechnology & Bioproducts Research Center, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
Many polysaccharides obtained from natural sources are considered to be biological response modifiers and have been
shown to enhance various immune responses.
These data suggest that arabinogalactan and fucoidan are activators of lymphocytes and macrophages. This property may contribute to their effectiveness in the immunoprevention of cancer.
Arabinogalatcan has no effect on blood sugar levels and is well accepted by consumers
J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Apr;104(4):636-9.
Marett R, Slavin JL.
Arabinogalactan proteins have a pronounced anti-microbial activity. Antimicrobial activity of Andrographis paniculata and arabinogalactan proteins.
Fitoterapia. 2003 Dec;74(7-8):692-4.
Effect over time of in-vivo administration of the polysaccharide arabinogalactan on immune and hemopoietic cell lineages in murine spleen and bone marrow. Phytomedicine. 2003 Mar;10(2-3):145-53.
Immunological activity of larch arabinogalactan and Echinacea: a preliminary, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Altern Med Rev. 2002 Apr;7(2):138-49.
Kim LS, Waters RF, Burkholder PM.
Research Department, Southwest College, Arizona
Arabinogalactan improves bowel chemistry. Effects of dietary larch arabinogalactan on gastrointestinal and blood parameters in healthy human subjects.
J Am Coll Nutr. 2001 Aug;20(4):279-85.
Robinson RR, Feirtag J, Slavin JL.
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
(2a) Glutamine Glutamine preserves intestinal permeability and absorption, and shortens recuperation
(2b)Glutamine Advances in Surgical Technique Total Parenteral Nutrition With Glutamine Dipeptide After Major Abdominal Surgery: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study
Morlion, Bart J. M.D.; Stehle, Peter Ph.D.; Wachtler, Paul M.D.; et.al.
Annals of Surgery: February 1998 - Volume 227 - Issue 2 - pp 302-308
(2c) Glutamine Glutamine is an immune cell activator, inhibits tumor growth, stabilizes weight loss, and reduces incidence of stomatitis and infection Dietary L-Glutamine Supplementation Reduces the Growth of the Morris Hepatoma 7777 in Exercise-Trained and Sedentary Rats
SS Yoo, CJ Field, MI McBurney
The Journal of Nutrition Vol. 127 No. 1 January 1997, pp. 158-166
(2d) Glutamine Glutamine (oral) maintained lymphocytes and protected the GI tract of cancer patients during radiation treatment Effects of glutamine supplements and radiochemotherapy on systemic immune and gut barrier function in patients with advanced esophageal cancer.
S Yoshida, M Matsui, Y Shirouzu, H Fujita, H Yamana, and K Shirouzu, Ann Surg. 1998 April; 227(4): 485�491.
(3) Proteolytic Enzymes (Protein digesting enzymes) Proteolytic enzymes, such as those in Super Pet Enzymes and Feline Comfort, have a long history of therapeutic use,
especially in cases of pancreatitis, malabsorption, and other gastrointestinal disorders Pancreatic Enzyme Pharmacotherapy 10.1592/phco.27.6.910
Serrazimes are an analog of serrapeptase. Serrapeptase is one of the most effective natural anti-inflammatory agents,
used to treat MS, pain of all kinds, cysts, arterial plaque, sinus infections and many other pathologies.
(4a) Clinical use of serrapeptase: an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents Rothschild, J.
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Bromelain has a variety of anti-inflammatory actions, including the reduction of tumors (a type of inflammation) Therapeutic Application of Pineapple Protease
Bitange Nipa Tochi, et al
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GI Distress Remedy
(1) Venus Flytrap The enzymes and other compounds in this ancient plant have immuno-modulating effects
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lymphocytes by picogram and femtogram quantities of cytostatic agents.
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(2a) Licorice Licorice has anti-ulcer effects
Michael E. Baker, Licorice and enzymes other than 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase: An evolutionary perspective
Steroids, Volume 59, Issue 2, February 1994, Pages 136-141
(2b) Licorice Licorice inhibits the growth of cancer cells
Snait Tamir, Mark Eizenberg, Dalia Somjen, Naftali Stern, Rayah Shelach, Alvin Kaye and Jacob Vaya
Estrogenic and Antiproliferative Properties of Glabridin from Licorice in Human Breast Cancer Cells
Cancer Research 60, 5704-5709, October 15, 2000
(3) Yucca Yucca contains saponins that have anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects
PR Cheeke, S Piacente and W Oleszek Anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects of yucca schidigera: A
Journal of Inflammation 2006, 3:6 doi:10.1186/1476-9255-3-6