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Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks

...rates are different, and maybe some differences in nutritional status that could play a part. But we dont even know the differences in normal vaginal flora among racial groups, he said. More study is definitely needed. What we can say now is that its just not as simple as treating the woman....

Chickens dieting to help Delaware waterways

...urces, have led a team of experts in analyzing the nutritional requirements of poultry and swine and the effects of phytase-modified diets on the livestock and the environment as part of a feed-to-field approach to nutrient management. The research was funded by an $821,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agri...

New studies on goats' milk show it is more beneficial to health than cows' milk

...Muoz Alfrez, focuses on the comparison between the nutritional properties of goats milk and cows milk, both with ...been used both in rats with experimentally induced nutritional ferropenic anaemia and in a control group of rats. In order to know how the nutritive utilisation ...

Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements

...romise of reducing disease susceptibility by using nutritional approaches, Jirtle said. The ability of some agents to counteract the epigenetic effects of a toxin, in this case BPA, with maternal supplements has the potential to protect present and future generations. Genistein, which is readily available in h...

Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division

...ks cell division and cell size in B. subtilis with nutritional availability. This sensor is comprised of a three ... pathway is therefore well suited to communicating nutritional information directly to the cells division apparatus. In nutrient-poor conditions the enzymes no lon...

Complementary therapy for infertile women may reduce chances of pregnancy

...mplementary therapies for example reflexology and nutritional supplements during their treatments were more distressed and emotionally affected by their fertility problems than non-users, says Dr. Boivin. This difference in stress may mean that women used CATs for stress reduction, and if this were the case i...

Researchers isolate new risk marker for overweight children

...igh risk as they age," said Dr. Spencer Proctor, a nutritional scientist at the U of A and a co-author of the study. However, testing for apoB48 is currently rare, difficult and expensive, Proctor said. The prevailing wisdom among researchers is that high LDL cholesterol, which is produced in the liver, is ...

New $1.16 million study investigates how dietary iron is used by cells

...f iron deficiency. Reducing the incidence of this nutritional deficit is one of the objectives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2010 program. Second is the broad recognition that the corrosive chemistry associated with iron and oxygen interactions is a major factor in a mul...

University of Pittsburgh researchers culture blood-forming stem cells from human fat tissue

...y to rapidly expand or contract in accordance with nutritional constraints. In so doing, it requires rapid adjustment in its blood supply and supporting connective tissue, or stroma. Based on previous reports that the stromal vascular fraction of adipose tissue contains stem cells that give rise to pericytes ce...

Vets seeing more horses with nutritional issues this year

... for this deficiency by feeding their animals with nutritional supplements. Those horses that suffer from a vitam...down 50 percent to 75 percent from normal, but the nutritional value will be good. Last year, we had the drought, which affected both the quantity and the qualit...

Sowing seed on salty ground

...dernutrient poor conditions. On soils where little nutritional potassium is available, a commonproblem after many years of agricultural production, plants can take up sodium through theOsHKT2;1 transporter to replace some of the functions of potassium and actually enhancegrowth. This improvement of our understan...

Discovery in orange cauliflower may lead to more nutritious crops

...ower may seem unappealing to some, it has distinct nutritional advantages. Now, Cornell researchers have identifi... their ability to store beta-carotene and increase nutritional content in staple crops." Other researchers have created "golden rice" by inserting several genes th...

Sheep offer model for undernourishment in pregnant teen girls

... Our results suggest that biomarkers of growth and nutritional status at the time of conception and at mid-pregnancy, and the use of ultrasound to detect whether placental growth and function have been perturbed, may prove beneficial in the optimal management of adolescent pregnancies."...

HIV in breast milk killed by flash-heating, new study finds

...n kill bacteria while retaining most of the milk's nutritional and antimicrobial properties, as well as a majorit...hod known to better protect the anti-infective and nutritional properties of breast milk than the one typically used in human milk banks. Moreover, the low-tech ma...

Nutrition and heredity are genetically linked

...iability and optimal fitness under a wide range of nutritional conditions. Scientists from the French research ce... the stability of the replication machinery to the nutritional richness of the environment, and thus to the cells growth rate. These results, along with those i...

Fatty acid catabolism higher due to polyphenol intake

...e health effect, polyphenols are currently sold as nutritional supplements. Yet the scientific basis for the health claims for polyphenols is mostly weak. Results from in vitro studies are often directly translated into possible beneficial health effects in humans. De Boers research shows that in vivo research w...

Female-led infanticide in wild chimpanzees

...pathological behavior, or was a means of obtaining nutritional advantage under some circumstances. As the result of new field work involving the Sonso chimpanzee community in Budongo Forest in Uganda, the St. Andrews researchers now report instances of three female-led infanticidal attacks. Alerted to the kill...

Parasites' impact goes beyond host to affect ecosystem

...fect their hosts altering their growth, behavior, nutritional status, reproductive abilities, and even their mortality but also the hosts entire ecosystem. In the article, "Parasites alter community structure," lead author Chelsea Wood, then a Dartmouth College undergraduate, and UNH associate professor of ...

Tropical plants go with the flow ... of nitrogen

... will be able to withstand environmental shifts in nutritional cycles brought on by global climate change. Nitr...owth at any of the sites. To examine the plants' nutritional response to climate change, the researchers combined new measures and models of variations in the at...

Not so contoversial anymore -- panel says moderate coffee drinking reduces many risks

...with improved health effects. Dr. Lenore Arab, a nutritional epidemiologist in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, notes that the first coffee controversy dates back 430 years when in 1570 some monks petitioned the pope to condemn this drink, so popular among Muslims. Pope Clement VIII, liking how it ...

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