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NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

...e gray short-tailed opossum, the platypus, the red flour beetle, the domestic cat, the flatworm Schimdtea mediterranea, more species of fruit fly and several species of fungi....

Neural tube defects decrease with folic acid fortification

...ile was due to the addition of folic acid to wheat flour in that country or to pre-existing decreasing tren...nificantly declined since January 2000, when wheat flour began to be fortified with folic acid. In that time, Chile has been fortifying its foods at double t...

NHGRI selects 13 new targets for large-scale sequencing program

...que, the orangutan, the cow, the platypus, the red flour beetle, several additional species of fungi and the domestic cat. A complete list of organisms and their sequencing status can be viewed at www.genome.gov/10002154 ....

Researchers merge spatial and temporal structure within a metapopulation model

... in experimental landscapes consisting of distinct flour patches inhabited by sawtooth grain beetles. This system will enable them to validate the model, refine methods for parameter estimation, and explore the limits of these persistence thresholds within a stochastic environment....

K-State professors discover enzyme responsible for creation of a beetle's hard shell

...ning and pigmentation, can be prevented in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. A paper, to be released this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, presents the research results. The K-State researchers are Yasuyuki Arakane, research associate in biochemistry; Subbaratnam Muthuk...

Corn grain mould used as pesticide

.... Eventually, researchers identified mouldy peanut flour from Brazil containing large amounts of aflatoxin as the cause of this mysterious 'turkey X' disease. Even today the toxin is regarded as one of the most virulent natural carcinogenic substances. The tasteless toxin is produced by the mould aspergill...

New research shows folic acid in grains has reduced birth defects

... The authors also urged the manufacturers of corn flour to make all their products enriched with folic aci... of Dimes also supports the idea of enriching corn flour with folic acid to help prevent more NTDs among Hispanics and other populations for whom corn produc...

Bats use touch receptors on wings to fly, catch prey, study finds

...prey. In the lab, Zook shot mealworms covered with flour into the air and recorded how the bats caught them. He could tell from the flour imprints on the wings that the bats caught their prey almost exclusively in the stretch-sensitive sw...

First Amazon-Andean crop plant transfer and corn processing in Peru 3600-4000 years ago

...cles suggests that two races of maize--one used as flour and another, popcorn or dent corn variety--were probably grown and processed at the site. The Waynuna house is older than any of the other sites in Peru where maize has been found and sets back the date of maize cultivation and processing in the reg...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 4, 2006

...is needed to make the nuts edible -- to make acorn flour and soup. Past research has indicated that acorns have higher levels of healthful tannin compounds than other nuts, so Mitchell's group set out to identify the specific hydrolyzable and condensed tannins in acorns. These same compounds are found in ...

New genetic analysis forces re-draw of insect family tree

...uito (Anopheles gambiae), silk moth (Bombyx mori), flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum), honey bee (Apis mellifera) and sibling parasitic wasp species (Nasonia vitripennis and Nasonia giraulti). These insects represent the four major orders of holometabolous insects, beetles (Coleoptera), moths (Lepidopte...

Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content

...it mandatory that many grain productssuch as rice, flour and cornmeal be enriched with a synthetic form of folate known as folic acid. Folate deficiencies remain a problem in many underdeveloped countries, however, where adding folic acid is impractical or simply too expensive. "There are even folate d...

A safe folic acid boost from flour

Public consumption of folic acid from fortified flour at current mandated US levels (100micro-gram/day) ...hich plan to follow the US by adding folic acid to flour to help prevent neural tube defects in the near future. Dr Mary Rose Sweeney and her colleagues fr...

Chemists create healthier pizza by boosting antioxidants in dough

...aking temperatures, depending on the type of wheat flour and the antioxidant test used, the researcher says. The exact mechanisms involved are not yet fully understood, he says. Both baking time and temperature can be increased together at the same without burning the pizza, according to Moore, if the p...

Soy estrogens and breast cancer: Researcher offers overview

...ngredients such as tofu, soy protein isolates, soy flour and some estrogenic dietary supplements. Geniste...t. In fact, studies have shown that foods like soy flour have a very different effect. "The complex mixture found in soy flour doesn't make the tumor grow,...

Adding folic acid to flour significantly reduces congenital malformations

...olic acid. Canada decided to add folic acid to all flour produced in the country because formation of the neural tube in embryos is particularly intense during the first four weeks of pregnancy, which is before a lot of women even know theyre pregnant. Since half of Canadian pregnancies are unplanned and t...

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