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EPA's Plant-Pesticide Policy Threatens To Stifle Development Of Pesticide Alternatives And International Trade

...ies have sought to ban GMOsor called for mandatory labeling of them. If the EPA's policy is finalized, "plant-pesticide" labeling will berequired for all GMOs regulated under FIFRA. According to the EPA's Nov. 23,1994 Federal Reg...

Common Food Dye Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions

...itive and, therefore, is subject to less stringent labeling regulations than synthetic food dyes. Baldwin wants more doctors and patients to be aware that the extract may be the cause of unexplained allergic reactions---from mild hives and itchy skin to dangerous anaphylaxis. Only through more awareness...

Cellular Engineers Design Custom Cell Surfaces Able To Adhere To Synthetic Materials

...d they could precisely control thedegree of ketone labeling by adjusting the relative amounts of natural (ManNAc)and unnatural (ManLev) precursors fed to the cells. Cell surfaces modified for specific reactions hold great promise in theconstruction of biocompatible materials and artificial organs, bu...

Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?

...or use on food labels (see Table1). However, these labeling guidelines created an additional set of problemsth...his study that have critical ramifications forfood labeling and the NLEA definitions of quantifier terms. Consumers areclearly unaware of the definitions of the...

Getting At The Components Of Mechanotransduction: Genes Required For Vertebrate Sensory Hair Cell Function Identified

...nts was achieved by a non-invasive technique of labeling early embryos with a fluorescent calcium indicator and subsequent imaging of calcium transients in hindbrain neurons in response to vibrational stimuli. Further physiological studies of mechanosensation in the sensory hair cells in the la...

15 Drugs, Dyes And Other Chemicals Newly Listed As Known Or Likely Human Carcinogens

...can far exceed theirpotential risk." Cyclosporins labeling already calls attention to studies indicating apotential cancer risk. The drug is used to help prevent rejection of atransplanted kidney or other organ by its new host. A second prescription drug for a life-threatening condition, thiotepa, isalso new...

Children need their own dietary guidelines, say experts

... positive, emphasizing a healthy diet rather than labeling certain foods as "bad" or creating fear about eating specific foods or categories of foods. To do otherwise may result in potential harmful effects caused by dietary restrictions in children. For example, a workshop last year on the role of dietary...

Science-Based Decision Guide May Be Answer To EPA's Controversial Rule

...ynthetic chemical pesticides. "Moreover, labeling seeds or crop commodities as pesticides wouldundermine global public confidence in the safety of the U.S. food supply. Ifplants are safe for human consumption, there is no reason to label them aspesticidal, creating unnecessary concern for consumers...

Major Clinical Findings By California AIDS Team: HIV Does More Than Kill Off T Cells

...o measure thenumber of labeled cells. Because the labeling was carried out in living people, the results serve as thefirst direct clinical evidence of cell production in the human bloodstream. Inthe past, cell generation could not be directly measured in clinical studiesbecause techniques involved radioacti...

Purdue Students Win $4,500 For Vegetarian Gelatin Dessert

...imely and exciting in light of the newhealth-claim labeling proposal for soy products that the FDA is currentlyconsidering."...

Science panel endorses new non-animal test to see if chemicals will burn, corrode skin and eyes

...mine -- for safety and regulatorypurposes, and for labeling -- whether a chemical is likely to burn or corrodehuman skin. The new test can often replace a method in which a chemical or chemicalmixture is placed on the intact skin of a laboratory animal. The results of the review of the new n...

Scientists find first molecule that guides nerve cells through the brain

...tween them - the RMS(rostral migratory stream). By labeling the neuronal precursors with dye, theresearchers were able to see them migrating in the RMS. But when they placedSlit-producing kidney cells on the RMS, very few young neurons ventured forth."This experiment provides strong evidence that Slit can rep...

IFT experts inform and caution consumers about dietary supplements

...e and be ableto provide information to support any labeling claims, the FDA bears the burdenof showing that a supplement is unsafe or mislabeled before it can restrict orban the product's use, say Camire and Kantor. "The passage of DSHEA has created an economic and regulatory environmentfavorable to t...

Consumers, health experts desire benefits of biotech foods and concur with current FDA labeling policy

...tant consumer findings from the survey relevant to labeling and otherissues raised in the article. The Februar...f five Americans support the current FDA policy on labeling foods producedusing biotechnology. The FDA policy requires special labeling only when thefood has b...

Top scientist, regulator and European economist to address GMOs in IFT video conference

...Moreover, she will discussthe potential effects of labeling GMOs and halting GMO development. Maryanskiwill follow with a 20-minute discussion on how the U.S. government regulate andensure the safety of GMOs. Haniotis will provide European political andeconomic perspectives on GMOs, explaining European consu...

Men more sensitive than women to fat-reduced label

...d, ate the same amount of snacks regardless of the labeling or actual fat and calorie content of their lunch. Women rated the lunches labeled Low Fat/Low Calorie significantly higher in "liking" and "satisfaction" than the men did. Both men and women, however, rated lunches labeled "Low Fat/Low Calorie" le...

Rotational motion detected in gates controlling nerve impulses

...in the Selvin laboratory, with a molecular biology labeling technique called site-directed mutagenesis. Cha performed the experiments at Bezanillas lab at UCLA. "We labeled particular amino acids within the ion channel, and then measured the change in distance as a function of voltage across the membrane," B...

Americans still face dietary challenges

...ing broad dietary guidance and improving nutrition labeling policies, Americans still face considerable dietary challenges, according to recent research. "Five out of the 10 leading causes of death for Americans relate to dietary practices: heart disease, some cancers, stroke, diabetes, and atherosclerosi...

A new way to engineer cells: The Staudinger ligation

...specific reagents, the markers provide new ways of labeling cells as targets for cancer therapy; adhering cell...action that inspired it, is potentially useful for labeling components of the cell interior -- such as amino acids from which proteins are assembled -- previous...

Gene tracking follows cells from embryo to adult

...either side of the plate. Traditional methods of labeling and staining cells indicate that neural crest cell...o distal sites of the emerging body. However, the labeling techniques have been rather imprecise until now. Dr. Chai has taken advantage of a new molecular sl...

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