Tag: "food" at biology news
ASU researchers partner with UOP to make biofuel for military jets a reality
...sources, so there is no inherent conflict of using food
crop plants for fuel rather than for food, said Hu and Sommerfeld. Also, algae can be grown on land that is unsuitable for agriculture and can use saline or brackish water, making the algae feedstock production system complementary rather than compet...
Chickadee, nutchatch presence in conifers increases tree growth, says CU-Boulder study
...wth. "These ponderosa forests have very complex food
chains," Linhart said. "In essence the nuthatches and chickadees act as tree protectors, keeping check the insects that can have deleterious effects on forest vigor." The birds in the study included the mountain chickadee, the red-breasted nuthat...
New strategy for treating allergic disorders
...cid bacterium (Lactococcus lactis) is a well-known food
bacterium that has been used since time immemorial to convert milk into cheese and yoghurt. In the battle against chronic intestinal diseases, VIB researchers have been using L. lactis as a producer of a drug against gastroenteritis. The initial resu...
Orangutans' communication resembles a game of 'charades'
...ions in which one tempting and one not-so-tempting food
item had to be reached with human help. But to test the orangutans strategy, the researchers provided a catch. Rather than play along all the time, the experimenter sometimes purposefully misunderstood the orangutans requests. In some cases, they p...
Native fruits bear sweet antioxidants
... its high antioxidant properties. Finding unique food
ingredients and flavours with health-promoting pro...n foods could offer enormous opportunities for the food
and functional food
industries. Studies to identify additional antioxidant compounds as well as c...
JCI table of contents: August 1, 2007
... diabetes has made understanding the regulation of food
intake and energy balance a focus of many research...duced their energy expenditure and increased their food
intake after fasting. By contrast, mice lacking AMPK function in AgRP neurons showed age-dependent d...
Pets could be source of multiresistant bacteria infections in humans, MU researchers investigate
...problem, said Middleton, an associate professor of food
animal internal medicine. Are pets a risk factor" This study will help us track where the disease started and determine what questions the physician should be asking if a patient is diagnosed with MRSA....
Chickens dieting to help Delaware waterways
...rch led by William Saylor, professor of animal and food
sciences at the University of Delaware, has confir...ins. However, two-thirds of the phosphorus in this food
is phytic acid or phytate, which is a form of phosphorus that poultry and pigs can't digest, so it g...
Cell damage caused by brushing may help keep gums healthy
...en what goes in the mouth and the blood supply. As food
digests, nutrients and other desirables move across the single layer of epithelial cells lining the gastrointestinal tract to get to the blood. ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
...lso potential sources of life-saving medicines and food
for humans. Scientists looking for better ways to protect this important habitat have recently focused on the environmental impact of oil dispersants, detergents used break down oil spills into smaller, less harmful droplets. In the new report, Sha...
New studies on goats' milk show it is more beneficial to health than cows' milk
... that regular consumption of goats milk a natural food
with highly beneficial nutritional characteristics - has positive effects on mineral metabolism, recovery from ferropenic anaemia and bone mineralisation in rats. In addition, and unlike observations in cows milk, its calcium enrichment does not inte...
Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements
...m such everyday products as plastic water bottles, food
containers and baby bottles. While laboratory stud... Genistein, which is readily available in health food
stores, is an active ingredient in soy. It is possible, Jirtle said, that the reason Asians have muc...
News conference on plant diseases and issues important to California
..., USDA Agricultural Research Service - speaking on food
safety Robert Gilbertson, University of California, Davis - speaking on tomato yellow leaf curl virus Susan Frankel, USDA-Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station - speaking on sudden oak death Bruce Kirkpatrick, University of Cali...
Insulin grown in plants relieves diabetes in mice; UCF study holds promise for humans
...hat is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food
into energy. Insulin typically is given through shots and not pills so the hormone can go straight into the bloodstream. In Daniells method, plant cell walls made of cellulose initially prevent insulin from degrading. When the plant cells containi...
Zebrafish: It's not your parents' lab rat
...et store. They grow from eggs to hunting their own food
in three days. Adults can lay up to 500 eggs at once and you have more in common with them than you think. "For all their differences, humans and zebrafish aren't that dissimilar," said Rice University zebrafish expert Mary Ellen Lane. "For every z...
FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward
...sfrom pharmaceuticals and devices to cosmetics and food
supplements and in calling for a wide range of FDA actions to prepare for and execute its oversight role. While available evidence does not suggest that all materials with nanoscale dimensions will be hazardous, the Task Force correctly concludes tha...
FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates
... delivery systems, cosmetics, medical devices, and food
products. Overall, the agency regulates products that are worth nearly $1.5 trillion annually and that account for almost 25 percent of US consumer spending. Today, there are more than 500 manufacturer-identified nanotechnology consumer products ...
UCLA study links air pollution to clogged arteries
...mal processes, such as the metabolic conversion of food
into energy. Diesel particles are coated in chemicals containing free radicals, and the fatty acids in LDL cholesterol generate free radicals during metabolism in the cells, said first author Ke Wei Gong, a UCLA cardiology researcher. We wanted to...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...Researchers first discovered the rabbit in a fresh food
market in Laos, in a small town near Nakai-Nam Theun, by a biologist working for WCS, Robert Timmins (Timmins was also involved in the discovery of the muntjac). The rabbit was subsequently photographed a few times in Vietnam, but this is the first...
Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity
... greater proportion of calories cannot be used and food
intake increases to cover the energy deficit. Bec...fat tissue when theyre not oxidized, the increased food
intake causes weight gain. To determine whether preexisting differences in fat oxidation might ...
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