Tag: "meat" at biology news
New technologies to battle little known, widespread cattle disease
... No scientific evidence exists that consumption of meat
or milk from infected animals can cause the malady in people. Educating producers about Johne's disease and its control is a priority of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, said Thomas Conner, director of the board's Cattle and Ruminant Divisio...
Is the American public at increased risk for food poisoning?
...ea, paralysis; Salmonella, in eggs, poultry, and meat
resulting in dysentery; Listeria monocytogenes in cheese and deli cuisine, leading to fevers and headaches; Cryptosporidium parvum in fecally contaminated water and food, causing diarrhea; and Vibrio, shellfish that can cause flu, shock, and death. ...
Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets increase risk of kidney stones and may raise bone loss risk
...ing to the study, are the acidic content of animal meat
and the lack of alkaline foods in the diet. The findings are included in the August issue of The American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Researchers report that acid excretion a marker for the acid load in the blood increased as much as 90 percent whi...
World's largest scientific society to honor DuPont scientists for 2 breakthrough discoveries
...nd Inspection Service -- which tests and regulates meat
production for the United States and is considered the standard for food safety around the world recently adopted the BAX system to test for Listeria monocytogenes. In addition, seven of the 10 largest global food companies have added the system to ...
Wilmington researchers receive award for using chemistry to protect food supply
...nd Inspection Service -- which tests and regulates meat
production for the United States and is considered the standard for food safety around the world -- recently adopted the BAX system. In addition, seven of the 10 largest global food companies have added the system to their food safety programs. The s...
Endangered chimpanzees focus of urgent action
... agricultural development, logging and hunting for meat
and for pest control, for the pet trade and historically for biomedical research. Bush meat
trade in chimp meat
is a serious problem also because of severe health risks posed to humans who eat...
NHGRI adds cow and dog to high priority list for sequencing model organisms
...g the bovine genes will help in the development of meat
and dairy products that consumers want while maintaining and increasing the safety of our food supply. USDA looks forward to participating in the research." The proposal to sequence the dog was submitted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cance...
Sea snake homing instinct could nix translocation
... The up to 5-foot long snakes are prized for their meat
and skins, which are used to make high-quality leather goods, and are easy to catch in huge numbers because they are concentrated on small islands and, although venomous, are so docile that they rarely bite or even try to escape. Overexploitation ha...
OSU studies breast cancer risk and beef consumption
..., create a higher lean-to-fat ratio and to develop meat
with more flavor. Although zeranol has been found to be biologically active in stimulating breast cancer cell growth, the Food and Drug Administration says it is safe to use in tiny amounts in young cattle and lambs. It is a practice that concern...
McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods 6th summary edition
...uch as milk, cheese, bread, breakfast cereals, and meat
products. There are also new entries for many foods that have become popular in recent years, such a...
UCSF-led team reports new test improves detection of prions in animals
...E prions in cattle before potentially contaminated meat
enters the human food supply. In the United States, it could also be used to test deer and elk for chronic wasting disease prions. However, the ultimate goal of the technology, the researchers say, would be to apply the assay to testing for prions wh...
Scientists identify motor that powers parasitic cell invasion
... mainly transmitted by consumption of contaminated meat
or by cat faeces, chronically infects half the world's population. The pathogen is a leading cause of neurological birth defects in children born to mothers who contract the disease during pregnancy and can cause fatal toxoplasmosis encephalitis in i...
Food expert says more tests needed before fried foods are tabled
...organizations also advise that you adequately cook meat
products to destroy food-borne pathogens," Lasrado said. "They reinforced eating a healthy balanced ...
When Media, Science and Public Policy Collide: The Case of Food and Biotechnology
...igh-fat diet complete with butter, cheese, and red meat
is, in fact, more protective against obesity than a low-fat diet rich in carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. Immediately, the Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution book shot up to number one on the Times's advice books bestseller list. Of course, convent...
Focusing on preservatives: How they keep food fresh
...lism bacteria. These preservatives also give cured meat
its fresh pink color. Without nitrates or nitrites meat
turns brown. The only potential problem with nitrites, Gourama says, is that they react with amino a...
K-State microbiologist secret agent in battle against E. coli, other foodborne pathogens
...d while many people study pathogens in relation to meat
and poultry contamination, but the study of contamination in vegetables is often neglected. "We make zillions of salads and send to the grocery stores, but there is no control," Fung said. "The only control of little packages of salad is low temperat...
World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting in Charleston, S. C., Nov. 13-16
... bifidobacteria as influenced by spices Added to meat
products to improve quality and shelf life, spices enhance the bio-safety of consumable products. Manganese is a common element in many spices and the researcher will show that it stimulates the production of organic acids and antimicrobial compounds...
Iron overload gene tied to colon cancer increased risk
...ons. After controlling for age, race, gender, red meat
consumption, NSAID use and total iron intake, study participants with any HFE gene mutation were found to be 1.4 times more likely to have colon cancer than participants with no HFE gene mutation. The risk of colon cancer associated with an HFE mutat...
Researchers decipher cause of parasites worldwide spread
...cken, pork, lamb or venison. While eating infected meat
easily spreads Toxoplasma from animal to animal, r...animals that have eaten the cysts that form in the meat
of infected animals. Normally such tissue cysts are infectious only to a single species of animal, t...
Family history doesnt predict colon cancer genes, behavior
...e high-risk diets that included lots of cooked red meat
and low amounts of folate, a vitamin that may help...ith the NAT2 variant who also reported regular red meat
consumption were also more likely to have a family history of colon cancer. The researchers also fo...
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