Tag: "meat" at biology news
Rutgers' Tanzanian fossil reshuffles the deck on early human ancestry
...y both to make tools and to use them in butchering meat
for food, even at this early time horizon. Geological evidence in combination with the animal remains offered the investigators anopportunity to develop additional information about early man's land use and his relationship with his environment. "...
Conservation Management Institute developing national database for chronic wasting disease
...ls, health officials advise hunters not to consume meat
from animals known to be infected with the disease. For more information about CWD, visit: http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/research/chronic_wasting/chronic_wasting.html . To learn more about CMI, visit: http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/indexnew.html...
Crash in male saiga antelope numbers drives species closer to extinction
...orders allowing the animals to be hunted for their meat
and for the male's horns. The researchers from the UK, Russia and Kazakhstan collected data on saiga population dynamics in Kalmykia, Russia between 1992-2002. They found that changes in population density or climatic variation did not account for th...
The spice of life: Antibody cocktail targets deadly foodborne germs
...e spice can be dissolved in water and sprayed onto meat
carcasses to complement other processing methods, ...ry that has been recently plagued with record-high meat
recalls, says Sunwoo. Although summer is the peak season for food contamination, cases can occur thr...
Mercury in packaged whale meat across Japan may be a major health problem
...ppear to be present in whale, dolphin and porpoise meat
sold widely as food in Japan, according to a study...found that every single slice of toothed whale red meat
Japan's most popular whale product exceeded that country's provisional limit on mercury, with some...
Phage therapy could remove foodborne disease from livestock
...prevention methodologies have centered on reducing meat
contamination in the slaughterhouse and testing all products for human consumption as they leave. "At present, there are few therapeutic treatments for victims of this potentially deadly infectious agent except supportive therapy to manage the co...
Eating bats linked to neurological disease
.... And people living in the Faroe Islands eat whale meat
and have high levels of mercury and PCBs. Eating wild animals that have not been commercially traded for a long time may be particularly risky because they could have unknown health risks. "We urge caution in the consumption of recently commercialize...
African Americans concern about the environment equal to or greater that of whites
...icans versus 29 percent of whites), consuming less meat
(15 percent of African Americans versus 8 percent of whites), and driving less (16 percent of African Americans versus 10 percent of whites). However, African Americans are less likely than whites to recycle (44 percent of African Americans versus 6...
Changing global nitrogen cycle impacting human health, says Colorado University-led study
...umans has doubled worldwide since 1960, and excess meat
consumption has been linked to numerous health issues, including heart disease. In addition, increased nitrogen pouring into the world's oceans can cause algal blooms that can harm fish, shellfish and humans. On land, ozone, a major pollutant produc...
Cross talk between bacteria, host leads to E. coli infection
... known to have caused human infections include raw meat
and unwashed vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 73,000 cases of EHEC infection annually in the United States, resulting in 61 deaths. Bloody diarrhea typically lasts about a week after infection with E. coli. One week a...
The stinky smell of success of Ted the Titan: a tale from Chemical & Engineering News
...eveal compounds that have a characteristic rotting meat
smell, such as dimethyl trisulfide. And they also have detected amines in related plants with such names as putrescine and cadaverine, which also are produced by rotting meat. UC Davis entomology professor Bruce D. Hammock says he hopes to solve the ...
Wildlife markets and disease transmission
...ecifically, markets selling wild animals for their meat
not only threaten wildlife populations, but also present a grave threat to humans. A recent example of the problem is the suspected link between wildlife markets in China and the outbreak of SARS in humans. Other possible cases include bushmeat and ...
Edible food wraps can keep kids' sandwiches fresh and the environment cleaner
...ing sandwiches, she says the new wraps can protect meat
in home freezers. And they also add to a healthful...when you freeze them and then when you defrost the meat
you can cook the whole thing, wrap and all." The wraps come in a wide variety of flavors, including...
Whale populations are too low to resume commercial hunting, geneticists find
...re concerned about the fate of minke whales, whose meat
is prized in Norway, Japan and elsewhere. In their Science report, Roman and Palumbi analyzed DNA samples from 87 minke whales and concluded that the pre-whaling North Atlantic minke population was at least 265,000 roughly twice the number of minkes...
Protein: Getting to the meat of this essential element
... Mention protein and, chances are, thoughts go to meat
or amother lecturing her children about the importance of getting enough of it to grow strong andhealthy. Protein. Think also about cancer, allergies, autoimmune diseases, lupus, transplantrejection, dwarfism, menopause, and a host of other ailm...
Waiter, there's a shark in my soup
...s from other species, even when only dried fins or meat
are available. The shark fin trade in particular has put sharks under increased fishing pressure, depleting populations of many species. The scientists' study is published in the August issue of the journal Conservation Genetics. "Ironically, human...
Risk of Hepatitis E from consumption of deer?
...tracted hepatitis E after eating raw Japanese deer meat
(a local delicacy) on three occasions over seven w...atients became infected with HEV by eating the raw meat
(or sashimi in Japanese) of an infected deer. We know of no report that has described the presence o...
Boost your brain power
...el of creatine depending on the amount and type of meat
they eat - although to reach the level of suppleme...his experiment would involve eating around 2 kg of meat
a day!" Creatine power Athletes and fitness fanatics have known that creatine supplementation can ...
New tool helps researchers bone up on osteoporosis
... But osteoporosis caused so many bone splinters in meat
that it couldn't be used for human consumption. Now most of the soup meat
comes from broiler, or meat-type, chickens, rather than egg-laying hens. "If the skeletal integrity ...
Brain links non-food images with eating -- But only when hungry, study suggests
...of us, according to new research. Instead of using meat
and a ringing bell, scientists have trained humans to hunger for vanilla ice cream, at the sight of an abstract computer image. Not only do we mentally connect the enjoyment of certain foods with unrelated stimuli, our brains can also relax these co...
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