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UCF student's research with Disney giraffes may help conserve several species

...ut what else giraffes in the wild eat and what the nutritional value is. If the cattle technique could be applied to giraffes, researchers would have another tool to figure out what the creatures do in the wild, which would help better mimic the landscape and food supply for animals in captivity, Fewster said. T...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...riculture and forestry. And the whey serves as a nutritional resource, making each droplet a cozy biological factory for a fungal colony, pumping spores out into the forest long after the spraying teams have gone home. If their laboratory tests continue to go well, the researchers anticipate starting field t...

Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea

...esson from their research was that it was vital in nutritional studies to exclude confounding factors as far as possible. Often, the effects of a single nutritional compound or beverage such as red wine, olive oil and so on, are analysed. But, it is difficult to as...

HIV treatments improve health, but nutritional issues remain

...), people with HIV may still be at higher risk for nutritional deficiencies and abnormalities. In two different studies, researchers at the Nutrition/Infection Unit in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and colleagues examined the incidence of metabolic sy...

New study shows promise of toxicogenomics in environmental monitoring

...ion," said Dr. Chris Vulpe, associate professor of nutritional sciences and toxicology at UC Berkeley's College o...ith Helen Poynton, UC Berkeley graduate student in nutritional sciences and toxicology and lead author of the study. In an effort to test the viability of gene e...

Funding boost for QUT world-class banana research

...d-class research into improving the production and nutritional value of bananas - the staple food of the people o...est plants for propagation. "If we can boost the nutritional value of their staple crop and ensure their banana plants are disease-free, we can make a major diff...

CU study reveals pros and cons of therapy for lead exposure

...aid Barbara Strupp, Cornell associate professor of nutritional sciences and of psychology and the senior author of the study, which was published in a recent issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Studies on the safety or effectiveness of the drugs for treating autism are similarly lacking, Strupp said. Str...

Commercial marketing in schools may discourage healthy nutrition environment for students

...Claudia Probart, Penn State associate professor of nutritional sciences who led the study, says, "Schools newly created wellness policies as mandated by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 provide ideal opportunities to examine school environments for advertising that might conflict with thei...

U of Illinois professor tout health benefits of Hispanic foods and beverages

...rovide health benefits that go beyond their simple nutritional value--and the book also explores ways to make these foods more appealing to the American palate. Theres even a chapter on the chemical properties and flavor enhancement of tequila and Margaritas," she said. De Mejia is most interested in the bioac...

How movement lubricates bone joints

...r that provided continuous irrigation with sterile nutritional fluids under normal physiological conditions. Immobile joints were compared to joints that were flexed 24 hours in a way that mimicked walking motions. The flexing was provided by a specially designed continuous passive motion device. The team meas...

How mammals fuel milk production may have implications for cancer

...l and highly conserved in mammals, as provision of nutritional support is essential for the survival of offspring, said Lewis Chodosh, lead author of the study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Given its remarkable importance, it has been a relatively understudied field. Our studies demonst...

Highlights from the December 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ach by an interdisciplinary team of psychological, nutritional and medical specialists, according to an ADA posit...Association that nutrition intervention, including nutritional counseling, by a registered dietitian is an essential component of the team treatment of patients wi...

Wheat gene may boost foods' nutrient content

...t in the grain, potentially offering a solution to nutritional deficiencies affecting hundreds of millions of chi...humans, therefore, even small increases in wheat's nutritional value may help decrease deficiencies in protein and key micronutrients," said Professor Jorge Dubcov...

Can we prevent type 1 diabetes by modifying infant nutrition?

...te a definite answer to the question whether early nutritional modification may prevent type 1 diabetes later in childhood. Type 1 diabetes is a growing health problem among European children. European data indicate that the disease incidence has increased five-six-fold among children under the age of 15 year...

Children's Hospital Oakland's new maternal diet study

...e were fed this same diet supplemented with common nutritional supplements including folate, choline, betaine, vitamin B12, zinc and methionine. The supplements were fed to the mice for a week during mid-pregnancy. The offspring were examined for their coat color, and female offspring were themselves mated aga...

Children's Hospital and Research Center-Oakland presents a new maternal diet study

...e were fed this same diet supplemented with common nutritional supplements including folate, choline, betaine, vitamin B12, zinc and methionine. The supplements were fed to the mice for a week during mid-pregnancy. The offspring were examined for their coat color, and female offspring were themselves mated aga...

Why do insects like to eat some plants more than others?

...ally attribute the differences to variation in the nutritional quality or defective chemistry of plant tissues. However, the researchers found that cactus-feeding insects chose host plants based on how the plants allocated resources between growth and reproduction. "The crux of our findings is actually quite ...

Colorado company to sell medical food products based on Wake Forest discovery

...itted to developing science-based products for the nutritional management of the immune system both for humans and pets," according to a company news release. Efficas has received funding from Life Science Partners BioVentures, Burrill and Company, Great Spirit Ventures, Unilever Technology Ventures, JP Morg...

Dartmouth study contributes to research addressing malnutrition and iron deficiency

...y, says, "Iron deficiency is the most common human nutritional disorder in the world today, afflicting more than three billion people worldwide. Most of these people rely on plants for their dietary iron. However, plants are not high in iron, and the limited availability of iron in the soil can limit plant growt...

Plant studies reveal how, where seeds store iron

...cuole. "Iron deficiency is the most common human nutritional disorder in the world today, afflicting more than 3 billion people worldwide," said Mary Lou Guerinot, a biologist at Dartmouth College in N.H. and the principal investigator on the study. "Most of these people rely on plants for their dietary iron, ...

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