Tag: "milk" at biology news
Simple sugars make cell walls like steel
...h team discovered that an enzyme requires a simple milk
sugar, called galactose, to relace polymers during growth. The scientists report their findings in the January issue of the journal Plant Physiology. "A plant cell is essentially concentric rings or spools of cellulose, so when the cells expand,...
Alcohol exposure in pre- and early post-natal stages may cause insulin resistance
...omotes lactation. Ingested EtOH is secreted in the milk
and therefore has the potential for exposing the developing offspring to toxic effects of EtOH. A new study finds that alcohol exposure during early development -- though not necessarily during pregnancy -- may program the offspring for insulin resis...
Age-related decrease in physical ability may be in the genes
...pment, and in prolactin, a hormone that stimulates milk
production and also helps maintain the immune system. Growth hormone gene expression was nearly 10 times higher in the young mouse cerebellum, while prolactin gene expression was nearly 15 times higher in young mice. "We don't know what role either h...
Hot cocoa tops red wine and tea in antioxidants; may be healthier choice
..., healthier alternatives are possible: Skim or soy milk
can substitute for regular milk, while an artificial sweetener can replace the sugar. Although you can enjoy cocoa either hot or cold, the hot version tends to trigger the release of more antioxidants than its cold counterpart, the researcher says. A...
Controversial UK badger killings analyzed by UC Davis expert
...is, which can be transmitted through unpasteurized milk
topeople. "In Britain, this is the largest wildlife controversy," Woodroffesaid. "It's a massive issue not only because this is a zoonoticdisease -- one that can spread from animals to humans -- but alsobecause we just don't have that much wildlife ...
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...he authors found that mammary gland PTHrP mRNA and milk
PTHrP protein were almost completely absent in these mice. Removal of PTHrP from the lactating mammary glands resulted in reductions in bone turnover and attenuated bone loss during lactation. This study suggests that during lactation, mammary epithe...
Premature babies benefit from breast milk, study says
Premature infants fed breast milk
made developmental gains equal to or greater than ...finds. "Definitely, appropriately fortified breast milk
is the feeding of choice for these premature, low-birth-weight babies," says University of Toronto n...
NIH told regular and moderate exposure to sunlight is the key to preventing chronic disease
...ve to drink the equivalent of 10 days of fortified milk
or orange juice every day. Only regular and moderate exposure to sunlight fulfills the body's needs. We ought not to be like the groundhog that is afraid to cast a shadow on a sunny day. We need a national public health information and education ...
Weizmann scientists invention moves forward: Cancer diagnosis technique gets FDA clearance
...IS (a non-invasive, non-lump-forming cancer in the milk
ducts), the accuracy rate was close to 90%. While others have come up with various methods of diagnosing cancer using MRI technology, Degani emphasizes that the 3TP technique is the only one that provides an accurate, standardized system that any cl...
Study finds simple way to reduce HIV transmission from mom to baby
...s not available to mothers, alternatives to breast milk
aren't widely available and strategies used elsewhere to prevent mom-to-baby transmission are too expensive. "In our study, single doses of nevirapine were more effective than a short course of AZT in preventing HIV transmission during birth and in t...
Can female adult obesity be stopped at birth?
...e effect on body weight gain, reflecting increased milk
intake and a permanent influence on adult appetite, feeding behavior, and body weight gain pattern. To test this hypothesis, they undertook the present investigation and examined the effect of intracerebroventricular NPY on newborn body weight gain a...
Breast fluid a better option for detecting cancer
...oughout the breast, the same network that provides milk
in a lactating woman. These ductal cells are the source of 70 to 80 percent of breast cancer. "NAF offers a unique window through which we can monitor the processes occurring inside the breast ductal system," Zangar said. "The medical community rec...
ACS announces awards for environmentally conscious business innovation
...yolefin) that is part of other common productslike milk
bottles and other plastic food containers. AgraQuest, Inc. (Davis, Calif.) The firm has developed a bio-based, broad spectrum fungicide that is not toxic to humans, animals or the environment. AgraQuest's fungicide, Serenade®, effectively cont...
Is there an unexpected price for late night high tech excitement?
...tech excitement. The old standby of a cup of warm milk
before bed may be the best advice, after all....
Age, race and gender influence kids and teens beverage choices
...African-American adolescent girls who drink little milk
Acting Director and Research Associate Professor,...young boys and girls of all ethnicities drink more milk
than any other beverage, African-American children drink less milk
than white or Hispanic children d...
Fiber-boosted formula for piglets shows promise in battle against infant diarrhea
...ants are fed infant formulas. "We know that breast milk
is important because it sets up microbiota in the ... provide much of the same activity that a mother's milk
will do." Tappenden and colleagues divided 48 two-day-old piglets into four groups fed in equal amou...
Kefir may bolster lactose tolerance in intolerant people
... For lactose intolerant adults, drinking fermented milk
either eliminated or drastically reduced symptoms ... Researchers think that microbes in this fermented milk
called kefir possess the enzyme that is necessary to digest lactose. Kefir is a little known, and ...
Breastfeeding may compensate for harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy
...in polyunsaturated fatty acids contained in breast milk
may promote brain development and so counteract the harmful effects of smoking on fetal development. And they conclude that expectant mothers who smoke should be encouraged to breastfeed....
MIT lab works to mimic spider silk
...ny, have been able to harvest spider silk from the milk
of genetically altered goats, but as Pollock explained, that type of solution does not solve the problem entirely. "It's some fabulous work," he said, but "no one has really figured out what nature's done and why it works. "We're trying to understand...
Discovery of how prolactin travels to gene's machinery helps explain its role in breast cancer
..., a naturally occurring peptide hormone needed for milk
production following pregnancy, has been found to ...te the production of proteins necessary for either milk
production in normal breast cells or cancerous growth and spread in malignant ones. But Dr. Cleveng...
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