Tag: "broccoli" at biology news
UC Scientists Search For Alternatives For Methyl Bromide
...testing the technique on lettuce, asparagus and broccoli
in collaboration with Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist Marita Cantwell. For more information, contact Mitcham at (530) 752-7512 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Tip by John Stumbos (530) 754-9554, email@example.com ....
Americans Urged To Consume More Folic Acid
...nuts with 120; asparagus and spinach with 130; and broccoli
with 40.High levels of blood homocysteine are present in an estimated 20 millionAmericans or more than one of every three people with cardiovascular disease.Homocysteine is an amino acid that circulates in the blood much likecholesterol. Folic acid, ...
New mouse model could be key to understanding role of folic acid in preventing birth defects
...ls and breads, dark green,leafy vegetables such as broccoli
and spinach, egg yolks, and some fruits andfruit juices. The study also will allow scientists to further research the benefits of folicacid, including what it does and what is the appropriate level to consume. Itmay also begin to answer questions suc...
Iron chefs get nutritional boost cooking vegetables
...ncrease from 5.1 percent to nearly 12 percent, broccoli
flowerets, which jumped from 6 percent to more than 30 percent, cabbage, which increased from 6.7 percent to 26.7 percent, coriander leaf, which increased from 1.3 percent to just over 8 percent and leek flower, which increased from 5.2 ...
UCSD scientists identify genes controlling seed dispersal
...spersal. "Most people don't realize this, but when broccoli
and cauliflower do go on to flower, they will produce fruit that looks exactly the same as the fruit of Aribidopsis, " says Yanofsky. "The fruit of Aribidopsis is much smaller, but morphologically, the overall structure of the pod, its architecture, ...
Scientists converge in Fargo for the Great Lakes Regional Meeting
...t colon cancer in humans. Regular levels of Se in broccoli
do not accumulate in the body as fast as other for...mpound. The researcher will illustrate how high-Se broccoli
is metabolized and may provide increased protection against colon cancer. "Selenium from high-seleni...
UC Berkeley study shows gecko foot hairs are amazing dry adhesives
...the wall. "These billion spatulae, which look like broccoli
on the tips of the hairs, are outstanding adhesives," said Full, a professor of integrative biology and head of the Poly-PEDAL (Performance, Energetics, Dynamics, Animal Locomotion) Laboratory at UC Berkeley. "Geckos have developed an amazing way of ...
Lawrence Livermore Lab, UC Davis Cancer Center ink alliance to develop integrated cancer program
..., they plan to study anticancer compounds found in broccoli
and other plants to see if they can prevent these cancerous changes. * Ultrasensitive pharmacokinetic studies using accelerator mass spectroscopy that analyze how well drugs are absorbed in the body. This study shows promise in helping physicians to...
Just as you suspected: research shows a lot of things that taste bad are good for you
...g, or by breeding bitterness out of such things as broccoli
and zucchini, has been a focal point of the industry for decades....
Ancient origins found in arabidopsis genome
... inedible member of the mustard family, related to broccoli
and cauliflower, has become the first plant to yield the secrets of its primordial origins. In a computational research effort at Cornell University, the plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, was shown to contain genetic evidence of its emergence between ...
Supplement reduces risk of aflatoxin-related liver cancer
...ound in dark green leafy foods such as spinach and broccoli
will provide the same protection from aflatoxins as the supplements did. In some areas of the world, Bailey said, liver cancer is a major killer, and mortality from this disease is often related both to diet and disease. People with a high level of...
Cancer-fighting drug may work in prevention and treatment
...For comparison, some trial participants took dried broccoli
tablets instead of the drug. Oltipraz surpassed the dietary approach by a significant measure with few or no side effects. A later study used Oltipraz for people at risk of lung cancer. Most recently, with support from the Cancer Research Foundatio...
Eat your veggies: Indirect anti-oxidants provide long-term protection
...aphane is especially concentrated in three-day-old broccoli
sprouts and belongs to a class of molecules called...pkins hold patents related to the sulforaphane and broccoli
sprout research. In 1998, Talalay, in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University, formed Brassica Pro...
Dietary component kills bacterial cause of ulcers and stomach cancer
... discovered that sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli
sprouts, kills the bacterium in laboratory studies. The findings should lead quickly to clinical tri...
New broccoli compound appears promising against breast cancer
...ecently identified as a cancer-preventive agent in broccoli
and other cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbage ...chemicals and reduce cancer risk. But the natural broccoli
compound, sulforaphane, can be toxic in high doses, warns Kosmeder. He cites laboratory studies in w...
Researchers identify first genomic blueprint of cancer preventive compound found in broccoli
...body that enable sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli
and other vegetables, to prevent cancer and remove... cancer. Now, we know that sulforaphane present in broccoli
can turn an extensive network of genes and pathways, which can annihilate a broad spectrum of carcin...
When Media, Science and Public Policy Collide: The Case of Food and Biotechnology
...m as if they'd been grown in Pandora's Box? Take a broccoli
pill to prevent breast cancer? Or do you go along with recent reports that the menus at fast-food restaurants are changing for the better? Nowhere is this more evident than in the ongoing debate over biotechnology and, to be more specific, genetical...
Lead by example to get your kids to eat right, experts say
... to clear the cupboard and replace foods with only broccoli
to reach the High Five, Low Fat goals." "High Five" refers to the goal of eating five fruits and vegetables a day to fight dietary-related cancers. The nutrition program is designed to encourage African-Americans, who are at a disproportionately high...
Chemical in broccoli blocks growth of prostate cancer cells
... a chemical produced when digesting such greens as broccoli
and kale can stifle the growth of human prostate cancer cells. The findings show that 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), which is obtained by eating cruciferous vegetables in the Brassica genus, acts as a powerful anti-androgen that inhibits the prolifera...
Eat your whey: It may protect against prostate cancer
...foods such as poultry, wheat, broccoli
and eggs. While whey protein supplements have become popular among body builders, Bomser and his colleagues say that most people living in the United States already get plenty of protein...