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UC Davis' first cloned calf born, succumbs three days later

...uable qualities -- such as cows whose milk is more nutritious or better for processing dairy foods. Cloning also could be used to genetically engineer cows and sheep that can produce pharmaceuticals in their milk. It's been estimated that more than 100 cloned calves have been born from fewer than 10 laboratorie...

New research identifies why men and women may differ in food choices

...e the survey is correct -- women probably eat more nutritious foods in a healthier manner. But they might not be able to attribute their superior dietary habits to willpower. New research from the University of Pennsylvania now claims that physiology -- expressed through gender differences in the vagus nerves...

NSF funds Expresso project, a bioinformatics collaboration

...he result will be more economically productive and nutritious potato crops, which will benefit the farmer and consumer as well," Heath said. The team includes Ramakrishnan, Heath, and Layne T. Watson of Virginia Techs Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, Ruth Grene Alscher of Plan...

Meetings launch international program to protect food security and conserve biodiversity

...ity in an entirely new approach, focusing on local nutritious crops and making farmers active players and not just recipients of research outputs." "The action will be in the field, where scientists and rural communities will work together in surveying and selecting varieties of these neglected crops. Their see...

Basic motion measuring technology may be alternative to more expensive testing procedures

...r energy needs must be supported by a diet that is nutritious and meets their caloric needs. It is accepted that energy requirements vary with activity level. The energy requirements for the vast number of shipboard occupations are unknown and not necessarily the same for women as they are for their male count...

Rutgers scientists create high-protein corn with Third World potential

...cists have devised a new approach to create a more nutritious corn without employing the controversial biotechno...ls that control the process. The result is a more nutritious and natural food that eliminates the need for dietary supplements or chemical additives. Jinsheng L...

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute discover how a plant times its flowering cycle

...ain crops bear fruit faster and in larger and more nutritious yields. Yanovsky, and TSRI Cell Biology Professor Steve Kay, Ph.D., describe this work in the latest issue of the journal Nature. How Plants Keep Their Own Appointment Books Anticipating the seasons is but one of the strategies plants have evolved...

NSF awards $4.3 million to Rutgers for Maize Genome Sequencing Project

...s to manipulate the plant's genes to create a more nutritious or viable corn without the controversial biotechnology used in genetically modified foods. Instead of inserting a gene that is not native to maize, scientists will be able to more effectively utilize the endogenous or native genes, Messing predicted...

Even in middle age, cutting calories slows aging of the heart

... disease. Caloric restriction, where diets remain nutritious but are reduced in calories, is the only known way to extend life span. Numerous studies, including of primates, mice, spiders and other animals, have demonstrated significant health benefits and a general slowing of the process of aging. In some ins...

A new study sheds light on how the tongue restores its ability to taste following surgery

...h as fresh fruits and vegetables. Eliminating such nutritious foods can further depress immune function. Why We Lose Taste The causes of taste loss vary. Chemotherapy drugs are known to alter taste and smell by blunting the normal turnover rate of taste and smell receptors on the tongue and in the nasal pass...

Biotech regulations impede crop domestication

...stance, creating crops that grew faster, were more nutritious or had seedless fruits. But now we can target our goals much more specifically and achieve the types of products we're looking for much more quickly." When this is all being done within the same plant or closely related species, Strauss said, histor...

UC Riverside's Brian Federici receives Secretary's Annual Honor Award from USDA

...ealth by providing access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food.' The award was presented to Federici on Friday, June 13th, 2003, in Washington, DC. The Secretary's Annual Honor Awards, which are presented by the Secretary of Agriculture, are the most significant recognition the USDA can bestow to acknowl...

UC Riverside is part of new initiative to share patented research on agriculture

...erms of greater agricultural productivity and more nutritious foods. The Science paper notes that since 1980 there has been a marked increase in the number of public sector patents and the licensing of technology to the private sector. But the public research sector, the paper argues, finds itself increa...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...ut produce industry provides easily accessible and nutritious foods, consumers are more likely to contract illnesses associated with foodborne pathogens due to nutrients on cut surfaces and excessive handling. Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium commonly found in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, is believed to...

White shark attack shows they're not man-eaters

...ley said. "Sharks don't eat humans. Humans are not nutritious enough. They are not worth the effort." Klimley's 30 years of scientific studies of white, hammerhead, nurse and other shark species' behavior are described in lay language in his entertaining new book, "The Secret Life of Sharks" (Simon & Schuster, ...

A new hope for heavy metal contaminated soils

...angering agriculture, or develop healthier or more nutritious crops. Iron and zinc deficiency are two of the most common nutritional deficiencies. The knowledge of the molecular factors governing plant metal tolerance and accumulation could be instrumental in optimising metal contents in plant-derived foods by ...

Disease-fighters in our mouths provide clues to enhancing the immune system

...; we feed these bacteria at regular intervals with nutritious foods and snacks." As a result, and despite efforts to brush them away, we have millions of bacteria in our mouths, according to Dale. "Yet most of us remain healthy--without infections--most of the time." Dale and colleagues from the Comprehensive ...

More useful plants may sprout from gene role discovery

...t may be possible to alter plants so they are more nutritious and easier to process without weakening them so much they fall over, according to Purdue University researchers who found a new twist in a plant formation biochemical pathway. Decreasing the amount of two acids in plant cell walls may enhance livesto...

New multidisciplinary research tops chemists' meeting Aug. 22-26

... organic food, including whether it is really more nutritious and whether organic farming is better for the environment. The ACS Division of Agrochemicals is hosting the symposium. In a three-day symposium, "Chemistry at Ultra-Low Temperatures," from Tuesday Thursday, Aug. 24-26, scientists will describe emerg...

National Academies Advisory: June 25 UN public briefing on agriculture in Africa

...e that all Africans have access to enough safe and nutritious food. It will be released at a one-hour public meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York City. U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN, who requested the study, will be on hand to discuss it. MEETING DETAILS: Friday, June 25, at 3 p.m. in Conf...

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