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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...: "Consuming a large portion of a low-energy-dense food
at the start of a meal may be an effective strategy for weight management." "In addition to calorie control, three cups of salad provide at least three servings of vegetables. Salads can help make it easy for people to reach the reco...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...xide and produce oxygen. And they are an important food
source for many other marine organisms. The genome work, funded by the Department of Energy and conducted at its Joint Genome Institute in California, gives insight into how the diatom species Thalassiosira pseudonana prospers in the marine environm...
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
...runs through her life. "Rice is the most important food
for me; nothing else can replace it," Jiang said. "In the first 15 years of my life, the rice straw was the major fuel for us to cook our food." Jiang studies transposable elements the "jumping genes" of plants. The genome sequence is in a certain o...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...the effort is William G. Helferich, a professor of food
science and human nutrition, whose research has sh...soflavones and estrogen receptors." While most food
scientists stress the importance of consuming soy as part of a whole-foods approach, there has been ...
Winning combination to build bone density in children
...dition of the Journal of Applied Physiology. Using food
diaries and accelerometers, the researchers were a.... Calcium intake was estimated by a 4-day weighted food
diary. BMC and areal density (bone mineral density) were measured at the total body, proximal femur,...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
...d of diseases, to addressing threats to the global food
supply from new and emerging pathogens. Experts from conservation biology, policy and law will also be on hand to discuss strategies to better link health and conservation efforts around the globe. With its state-of-the-art Wildlife Health Center ba...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
...ach with different caterpillars and preferences in food
plant and ecosystem. However, as many as six spe...ncluded at least 20 individuals from each group of food
plant, color variation and preferred habitat. As a result, they found 10distinct species within the...
Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
...ology could potentially be deployed to protect the food
supply, soldiers on the battlefield, or used by em...Botulinum toxin is made by a bacterium that causes food
poisoning. The poison is the most toxic substance known, six million times more potent than rattles...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...fy the stomach contents of animals and reconstruct food
cycles. Other uses include identifying birds that fly into airplane engines and testing for protected fish species, for example, that sometimes make their way to market. It also works for identifying organisms at different stages of life, such as the...
Fortifying food with folic acid benefits babies
Adding folic acid to food
can dramatically reduce the incidence of spina bif...pasta. The study supports the continuation of this food
fortification strategy. The way that folic acid works to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in d...
Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
...ll used by plants to convert the sun's energy into food
during photosynthesis. While a seed germinates under soil, in the dark, it is producing a controlled amount of protochlorophyll in preparation for its debut above ground. Much like a baby takes his or her first breath of air after emerging from th...
A fishy change in diet
The junk food
phenomena has hit bottom- the bottom of the St. La...of a fish's diet, works its way up and affects the food
chain," says Ricciardi. "As a result we may see a greater contamination of the fish meant for human ...
Milk genome symposium
...iday -- UC Davis researchers from fields including food
science, nutrition, animal science and applied science will be among the invited speakers at the International Symposium on the Milk Genome & Human Health. The symposium will focus on the current state of genomics as it relates to milk research, the ...
Health of world's sea lions the focus of Wakefield Symposium
...ea lions are related to fishing activities through food
dependencies or more directly through control or conservation measures. A better understanding of the biology of sea lions is urgently needed. This symposium will significantly contribute to understanding why sea lion populations fluctuate, includin...
Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
...ops, Schmitt said the findings should help improve food
production. Schmitt said the research should also help scientists better understand how ongoing climate change will affect crops and wild plants and point out ways to conserve species. The results may even shed light on how complex environmental cues...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
..., useful botanicals generally regarded as safe for food
flavoring and as functional ingredients are known for their antimicrobial activity linked to the phenolic moiety and therefore are suitable as antimicrobial natural extracts when effectively combined with lactic acid," say the researchers. ...
Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds
...ause they realize they're missing out on important food
groups." However, Dr. Howse said, low-carb and other diets could not be the only reason behind the increase because rates of folic acid use were also higher than expected for women not dieting (39 percent). She also said the March of Dimes urges...
PNNL lands $10.3 million NIH biodefense contract to unlock proteomes of salmonella and pox
...onella will be examined: typhimurium (which causes food
poisoning) and typhi (typhoid fever). These pathogens, which spread quickly and are not easily combated with conventional drugs, could lead to major epidemics if enlisted by terrorists. NIAID is banking that determining which microbial proteins inter...
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
...National War College, and foreign agricultural and food
safety agencies. "Once we have compiled the agricu... will give veterinarians, county extension agents, food
producers and processors, public health officials and others, an environment in which they can acces...
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
...results of another study looking at the effects of food
on the risk of leukaemia. As part of the Northern California Childhood Leukaemia Study, Kwan and her colleagues set out to determine whether the foods consumed by children in early life affect their risk of developing leukaemia. They collected inform...
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