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Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire

...ecruited 26 breastfeeding women, who were asked to eat a bland diet to avoid transmitting odors such as curry through the breast milk. The breastfeeding women wore pads in their nursing bras, where the saliva from their infants in addition to their own perspiration and milk was collected. They also wore...

Scientists identify new cause of obesity

...feast or fast" signaling that controls the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way. The discovery identifies a potential new target for drugs against obesity. Earlier research has shown that this protein, called MC4R, is a receptor on neurons in the hypothalamus region of the...

Almost good enough to eat

...ish are often tabooed for the ill, while fish that eat plant matter, invertebrates, or are omnivorous are recommended for consumption for ill people. These taboos held true for both the Amazonian fishers as well as the Atlantic Forest fishers. According to Begossi, "Fish food taboos may have indigenous r...

Academics work to help stressed-out cats

...e, use an indoor litter box, don't go out much and eat a dry food diet. "This condition is particularly frustrating for vets and owners, because most cases have no apparent cause, and are categorised as feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). Earlier studies led us to believe that stress could be a trigger fac...

Gimli gobblers Mercury scientists to conduct unique human experiment next week

.... For three days, half the experimental group will eat two meals a day of local Lake Winnipeg fish washed...wn with six cups of black tea. The other half will eat the fish but drink no tea. Participants will provide blood samples for mercury level testing at the ...

Gut microbes can open gates in fat cells

... to microorganisms. These so-called germ-free mice eat 30 percent more than normal mice yet have 50 percent less body fat," says Fredrik Bckhed, Ph.D., postdoctoral research scholar in the Center for Genome Sciences. In the germ-free mice, no microorganisms were present to suppress production of Fiaf in ...

Sleeping, waking, ... and glucose homeostasis

...the study does raise the possibility that when you eat may be as important to your health as what you are eating....

Families who eat out pass up fruits and veggies

... at Saint Louis University finds that families who eat out are more likely to skimp on the fruits and vegetables. "The more often parents eat out, the lower their intake of fruits and vegetables," says Amanda Harrod, a researcher at Saint Lou...

Ancient creature fossilized by the bacteria that ate it

...ir time, the creatures had few if any predators to eat them, so their bodies remained intact after death; and some extreme events or special chemistries at the sites enabled the soft shells to change to rock. With that in mind, he and his colleagues ventured to the Kirkpatrick Basalt in An...

Genetic influences on taste perception of alcohol may influence alcohol intake

...riability in what we like and ultimately choose to eat and drink." She added that genetic variation in taste is a normal variation; it does not imply that some people are taste dysfunctional and others are not. "It's about time that individual differences in taste perception have been considered in re...

Safety of bismuth bullets questioned: Study

...e communities in the western James Bay region, who eat the birds as part of their traditional diet. Bismuth behaves in a ballistically similar way to lead and is cheaper than steel shot, making it the preferred alternative. But the researchers found what they believe are analytical errors in the origi...

Say goodbye to Rudolph and other reindeer if global warming continues

...ld be the worst time for them because they have to eat a great deal to make up for the scarcity of winter food."...

Salt-water minnow research helps explain human cardiology

...ns to unlock the mystery of why certain people can eat fatty foods and not suffer from heart disease, and...ant first step in understanding why some of us can eat fatty foods and not suffer from cardiac disease," said Crawford, "and why some drugs or medical trea...

Fewer calories may slow Alzheimer's

...lit into two groups as young adults: one thatcould eat all it desired ("ad libitum") and the other that had its foodintake reduced by 40 percent over a four-week period (diet-restricted). The researchers were looking specifically at the formation of plaquescaused by a build-up of the fiber-like sub...

NASA finds trees and insect outbreaks affect carbon dioxide levels

...bon dioxide level is that the six-legged creatures eat and kill trees and other vegetation. When the amount of greenery is reduced on Earth, the remaining plants take in less carbon dioxide. As a result, say scientists, more of this gas remains in the air, instead of being trapped in wood, fiber, leaves ...

Desires for fatty foods and alcohol share a chemical trigger

... hours, when the nocturnal animals normally do not eat and drink much. Those given galanin drank alcohol during the day, but did not consume any more food or water than normal. "Alcohol is the only drug of abuse that is also a calorie-rich food, and it undoubtedly has important interactions with sy...

Urban ecology study witnessing the birth of a 'designer ecosystem'

...fe the big animals, the smaller animals that they eat and the plants that they eat," Redman said. "You're spreading water all over the environment, and this is one of the prime reasons for the greater abundances of birds. This also has consequences for many, many other things. A fun thing is that this ...

Genome comparison of four campylobacter strains yields new genetic markers and clues to virulence

... exposed to the disease-causing bacteria when they eat contaminated food in many cases, undercooked or poorly handled poultry. While C. jejuni colonizes the gastrointestinal tracts of many animals, it appears to be especially adapted to the enteric tracts of birds, including chickens and turkeys. ...

Researchers tease out one critical role of tumor-suppressor gene

...o lack Rb. Macrophages are scavenger cells -- they eat up foreign material such as bacteria and viruses. In the developing embryo, macrophages bind to red blood cells, and this binding forces red blood cells to lose their nuclei. A mature red blood cell lacks a nucleus. Leone and his colleagues surmised ...

Dietary Guidelines Alliance offers tools to help consumers understand new nutrition guidance

...lp people understand how to balance the foods they eat with regular activity, moderate portion sizes, and eat more nutrient-rich foods recommendations that are encouraged within the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for...

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