Saturday, January 22, 2022

Plant genetic engineering to fight ‘hidden hunger’ — ScienceDaily

More than two billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient malnutrition due to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins. Poor people in developing countries are most affected, as their diets are typically dominated by starchy staple...

Listeria in smoked fish — ScienceDaily

In 2018, 701 cases of severe invasive listeriosis were communicated to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which translates into 0.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Most listeriosis illnesses reported are severe and are associated with...

Metal-ion breakthrough leads to new biomaterials — ScienceDaily

Metals such as iron and calcium play a crucial role inside the human body, so it's no surprise that bioengineers would like to integrate them into the soft, stretchy materials used to repair skin,...

Diets rich in fish and vegetables may boost your brain power

Kale and salmon, anyone? The foods you choose for meals and snacks may help you build a stronger body and help preserve...

Findings come from new analysis of large epidemiological dataset — ScienceDaily

Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy -- but this adverse association may be reduced or...

Researchers found too much folic acid was just as detrimental as too little —...

A UC Davis MIND Institute study of pregnant mice found that high amounts of folic acid during pregnancy harmed the brain development of embryos. Researchers say the findings indicate that more investigation is needed...

LED-based UV irradiation safely prevents the loss of bone and muscle mass in mice...

A research team at Nagoya University in Japan has revealed that narrow-range ultraviolet (UV) irradiation using light emitting diodes (LEDs) safely increases serum vitamin D levels in aging mice and thereby prevents the loss...

Researchers identify a new source of protein for humans — ScienceDaily

Rapeseed has the potential to replace soy as the best plant-based source of protein for humans. In a current study, nutrition scientists at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), found that rapeseed protein consumption...

Nicotine, THC or Vitamin E oil may not be the primary factor in e-cig...

Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E...

‘Trojan horse’ approach to kill cancer cells without using drugs — ScienceDaily

Cancer cells are killed in lab experiments and tumour growth reduced in mice, using a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct, a research team...
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Scientists Identify Malfunctioning Brain Cells as Potential Target for Alzheimer’s Treatment

Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 10, 2021– For the first time, scientists have identified a rare population of potentially toxic senescent cells in...

How to prevent cognitive decline — ScienceDaily

Physical activity, nutrition and cognitively stimulating activities are all known to be good ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. And older adults at...