Monday, June 14, 2021

A new culprit in antibacterial resistance: Cysteine persulfide — ScienceDaily

A joint research project based in Kumamoto University, Japan has developed a new, highly sensitive analytical method that can detect degraded β-lactam antibacterial agents used in the treatment of bacterial infections. With this method,...

Food scientists aim to make plant-based protein tastier and healthier — ScienceDaily

As meat-eating continues to increase around the world, food scientists are focusing on ways to create healthier, better-tasting and more sustainable plant-based protein products that mimic meat, fish, milk, cheese and eggs. It's no simple...

Declining fish biodiversity poses risks for human nutrition — ScienceDaily

All fish are not created equal, at least when it comes to nutritional benefits. This truth has important implications for how declining fish biodiversity can affect human nutrition, according to a computer modeling study led...

Healthy diet before, during pregnancy linked to lower complications — ScienceDaily

A healthy diet around the time of conception through the second trimester may reduce the risk of several common pregnancy complications, suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Expectant women...

Vitamin D may not provide protection from COVID-19 susceptibility or disease severity, study suggests...

Observational studies have suggested that increased vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19. However, these studies were inconclusive and possibly subject to confounding. A study published in PLOS Medicine by Guillaume Butler-Laporte and Tomoko...

Similar trends are seen around the world — ScienceDaily

A new study of dozens of wild fish species commonly consumed in the Peruvian Amazon says that people there could suffer major nutritional shortages if ongoing losses in fish biodiversity continue. Furthermore, the increasing...

Microbial gene discovery could mean greater gut health — ScienceDaily

As the owner of a human body, you're carrying trillions of microbes with you everywhere you go. These microscopic organisms aren't just hitching a ride; many of them perform essential chemical reactions that regulate...

Early preterm births can be decreased with DHA supplementation — ScienceDaily

Early preterm births may be dramatically decreased with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements, with a dose of 1000 mg more effective for pregnant women with low DHA levels than the 200 mg found in some...

Bile acids trigger satiety in the brain — ScienceDaily

Our brain is usually well protected from uncontrolled influx of molecules from the periphery thanks to the blood-brain barrier, a physical seal of cells lining the blood vessel walls. The hypothalamus, however, is a...

‘Zipcode lottery’ of nutrient intake from crops revealed in new study — ScienceDaily

The amount of nutrients people get from the crops that they eat is a type of 'postcode lottery', according to new research that has analysed thousands of cereal grains and soils as part of...
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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss New FDA Approved Drug for Alzheimer’s

A Rutgers neurologist William T. Hu is available to discuss the new drug, Aduhelm, approved by the Food and Drugs Administration to treat Alzheimer’s.“While...

First glimpse of brains retrieving mistaken memories observed — ScienceDaily

Scientists have observed for the first time what it looks like in the key memory region of the brain when a mistake is made...