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How fruits got their eye-catching colors
PHYS.ORG Red plums. Green melons. Purple figs. Ripe fruits come in an array of greens, yellows, oranges, browns, reds and purples. Scientists say they have new evidence that plants owe their rainbow of fruit colors to the... 2 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists identify new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in plant cells. The work could point to new ways to... 2 hours
Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating body temperature
PHYS.ORG A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of TRPM2, a protein that may be a promising... 3 hours
How fruits got their eye-catching colors
SCIENCE DAILY New evidence supports the idea that plants owe their rainbow of fruit colors to the different animals that eat them. Researchers first had to get past the fact that most animals don't see colors quite the... 3 hours
Desert ants have an amazing odor memory
SCIENCE DAILY Desert ants can quickly learn many different food odors and remember them for the rest of their lives. Their memory for nest odors seems to differ from their food odor memory: Whereas food odors... 5 hours
Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating body temperature
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of TRPM2, a protein that may be a promising drug target for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and... 5 hours
Walmart picks blockchain to track food safety with veggie suppliers - CNET
CNET The company will be able to track exactly where that head of romaine lettuce came from. 5 hours
Desert ants have an amazing odor memory
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology used behavioral experiments to show that desert ants quickly learn many food odors and remember them for the rest of their lives. However, their memory... 6 hours
Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety
TechCrunch Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it’s requiring that all suppliers of leafy green vegetable for Sam’s and... 6 hours
Why your workplace wellness program might change
ABC NEWS This story is from Kaiser Health News. Workplace wellness programs that offer employees a financial carrot for undergoing health screenings, sticking to exercise regimens or improving their cholesterol levels have long been controversial. Next... 8 hours
Medical News Today: Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD
MNT The identification of a protein that regulates the mechanism behind gut inflammation in IBD should lead to better diagnosis and personalized treatments. 8 hours
Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD
MNT The identification of a protein that regulates the mechanism behind gut inflammation in IBD should lead to better diagnosis and personalized treatments. 9 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
PHYS.ORG A study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory identifies new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in... 9 hours
despite juul crackdown the fda isn t enforcing its own vaping rules Despite Juul crackdown, the FDA isn’t enforcing its own vaping rules
THE VERGE Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that e-cigarette startups like... 10 hours
Texas prisons often deny dentures to inmates with no teeth
ABC NEWS Inmates without teeth in Texas are routinely denied dentures because state prison policy says chewing isn't a medical necessity and that they can eat blended food 10 hours
Study sheds light on how brain protein may be involved neurodevelopmental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A study by researchers at Rockefeller University has shown that defects in a brain protein may underlie a number of neurodevelopmental disorders. 10 hours
TU Wien develops new remedy for celiac disease
NEWS MEDICAL Celiac disease is a fairly common disease, affecting one to two percent of the European population. It is expressed as a hypersensitivity to gluten, a protein found in cereals such as wheat,... 10 hours
Custom circuits for living cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of Caltech researchers has developed a biological toolkit of proteins that can be assembled together in different ways, like Legos, to program new behaviors in cells. As a proof-of-concept, they designed and constructed a circuit that... 12 hours
FDA lifts partial clinical hold that paused enrollment of new patients in tazemetosta clinical trials
NEWS MEDICAL Epizyme, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing novel epigenetic therapies, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has... 13 hours
Blood, sweat and workplace wellness: Where to draw the line on incentives
NEWS MEDICAL Workplace wellness programs that offer employees a financial carrot for undergoing health screenings, sticking to exercise regimens or improving their cholesterol levels have long... 13 hours
Antarctica Greenhouse Produces Cucumbers, Tomatoes and More in Mars-Like Test
SPACE.COM Fresh vegetables on Mars, anyone? 14 hours
Kiwifruit duplicated its DNA in two separate evolutionary events millions of years ago
NEWS MEDICAL Today's kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra boost in... 14 hours
Researchers propose mechanism by which ASTN2 protein defects lead to brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its membrane, must express particular... 18 hours
Study provides evidence of beta lactamase producing, antimicrobial resistant E. coli in U.S. retail meat
NEWS MEDICAL A new study using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing to test extended spectrum beta lactamase producing... 20 hours
Vaping among kids and teens a growing concern
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expressed concerns about rising incidence of vaping or smoking e-cigarettes among underage students and teenagers. 22 hours
Study of protein 'trafficker' provides insight into autism and other brain disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the protein ASTN2 shuttles receptors away from the surface of neurons, a process that facilitates efficient brain activity. 22 hours
New robot picks a peck of peppers and more
SCIENCE DAILY SWEEPER is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion. The team spearheaded efforts to improve the robot's ability to detect... 22 hours
Swiss vote on bids to improve food quality, protect farmers
ABC NEWS Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly,... 2 days
Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays
ABC NEWS An unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries 2 days
Amazon's new Microwave responds to voice commands video - CNET
CNET Amazon is selling an Alexa-powered microwave oven for $60. It'll even order food for you with Dash Replacement built-in. 2 days
Genomic study brings us closer to precision medicine for type 2 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Most patients with type 2 diabetes are treated with a 'one-size-fits-all' protocol, but this approach can leave many cases inadequately managed. New work indicates... 2 days
Medical News Today: The Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, too
MNT In the latest study to investigate the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, researchers identify a reduction in stroke risk for those who partake. 3 days
PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars
ABC NEWS PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" t-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary... 3 days
Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death
SCIENCE DAILY Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory... 3 days
Gut fungus exacerbates asthma in antibiotic-treated mice
SCIENCE DAILY A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a new study. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by... 3 days
Medical News Today: The 10 best probiotics for vegans
MNT While yogurt is a popular probiotic food, it is not suitable for vegans. However, many other plant-based foods contain probiotics, including miso, tempeh, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchi. In this article,... 3 days
The 10 best probiotics for vegans
MNT While yogurt is a popular probiotic food, it is not suitable for vegans. However, many other plant-based foods contain probiotics, including miso, tempeh, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchi. In this article, learn about these and other vegan... 3 days
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THE VERGE This past week, Nilay reviewed the new iPhone XS and... 3 days
The way hunter-gatherers share food shows how cooperation evolved
SCIENCE-NEWS Camp customs override selfishness and generosity when foragers divvy up food, a study of East Africa’s Hazda hunter-gatherers shows. 3 days
Old Milk perfume smells like eau de rotten dairy - CNET
CNET Swedish grocery chain Coop wants to gross people out to help reduce food waste. 3 days
candy pink lagoon serves up salt rich diet for potential life on mars Candy-Pink Lagoon Serves Up Salt-Rich Diet for Potential Life on Mars
ASTRO WATCH The discovery of a microorganism that gives a candy-pink lagoon in central Spain its... 3 days
Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell
ABC NEWS Prominent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct 3 days
New robot picks a peck of peppers and more
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The world's most advanced sweet pepper harvesting robot, developed in a consortium including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, was introduced last week at the Research Station for Vegetable... 3 days
Vegan dogs: Should they go meat free?
PHYS.ORG Over the last ten years, it's estimated there has been a 360% rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have "gone vegan". As a nation of animal lovers, with around 44% of... 3 days
Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
SCI-NEWS.COM The first complex organisms emerged during the Ediacaran period (635-541 million years ago). Ediacaran fossils are... 3 days
uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing
TechCrunch 23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market.... 3 days
Medical News Today: High-fiber foods for a healthful diet
MNT Fiber is an essential nutrient for boosting heart and gut health, and yet hardly anyone includes enough of it in their daily diet. In this article, we explain some of... 4 days
High-fiber foods for a healthful diet
MNT Fiber is an essential nutrient for boosting heart and gut health, and yet hardly anyone includes enough of it in their daily diet. In this article, we explain some of the best high-fiber foods, including fruits,... 4 days
Mediterranean-style diet may lower women's stroke risk
SCIENCE DAILY Following a Mediterranean-style diet (high in fish, fruits and nuts, vegetables and beans and lower in meat and dairy) reduced stroke risk in women over 40, but not in men. The Mediterranean-style diet reduced... 4 days
Scientists find new ways to use biorefinery chemicals
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at Aalto University have established an innovative system using enzymes for the valorisation of biogenic furans, leading to organic structures that are found for example... 4 days
Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Incident Stroke: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study reveals that a traditional Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk among white adults who are at high risk... 4 days
Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work
PHYS.ORG A couple of sugars, a dash of enzymes, a pinch of salt, a splash of polyethylene glycol, carefully arranged in watery baths. And researchers had made a synthetic... 4 days
Study reveals promising new drug candidate to treat acute renal failure
NEWS MEDICAL A protein produced by the human body appears to be a promising new drug candidate to treat conditions that lead to acute renal failure. This is... 4 days
Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Today's kiwifruit contains about as much vitamin C as an orange -- the result of the kiwifruit's ancestors' spontaneously duplicating... 4 days
Body organs undergo structural changes in response to diet
NEWS MEDICAL Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility, according to... 4 days
High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to increased risk of diabetes in children
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that a high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child... 4 days
CWRU receives NIH grant to learn how non-coding genes contribute to spread of colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Certain genes that code for proteins have long been known to contribute to cancer progression. But in a... 4 days
Mediterranean diet could lower stroke risk, especially for women: Study
ABC NEWS The diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats. 4 days
Medical News Today: Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?
MNT Metformin treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It is generally a safe and effective medication. However, metformin can cause side effects,... 4 days
Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher
ABC NEWS Cornell says its investigation found academic misconduct the research of a prominent professor 4 days
Programmable protein circuits in living cells
Science Magazine Synthetic protein-level circuits could enable engineering of powerful new cellular behaviors. Rational protein circuit design would be facilitated by a composable protein-protein regulation system in which individual protein components can regulate one another to create a... 4 days
Bacterial antagonism in host-associated microbial communities
Science Magazine Antagonistic interactions are abundant in microbial communities and contribute not only to the composition and relative proportions of their members but also to the longer-term stability of a community. This Review will largely focus on bacterial... 4 days
Cholesterol traces suggest these mysterious fossils were animals, not fungi
SCIENCE-NEWS Traces of cholesterol still clinging to a group of enigmatic Ediacaran fossils suggests the weird critters were animals, not fungi or lichen. 4 days
Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo
SCIENCE DAILY Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and blood samples contain high... 4 days
Medical News Today: How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity
MNT Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows. 4 days
Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet
PHYS.ORG Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility, according to... 4 days
How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity
MNT Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows. 4 days
Fish-rich diets in pregnancy may boost babies' brain development
SCIENCE DAILY Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study. The research... 4 days
How lactoferrin clamps down on free roaming iron ions to stop nefarious effects on cells
SCIENCE DAILY What prevents our cells being damaged due to overexposure to iron ions is a protein called lactoferrin, known... 4 days
Intestines modify their cellular structure in response to diet
SCIENCE DAILY Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility. 4 days
Can science build a better burger?
SCIENCE-NEWS Researchers hope to replace whole animal agriculture and feed the world with lab-made meats or plants. 4 days
Obesity and vitamin D deficiency may indicate greater risk for breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Vitamin D is already well known for its benefits in building healthy bones. A new study supports the idea that it also may reduce... 4 days
New method enables accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new brain imaging method can show the spread of specific tau protein depositions, which are unique to cases with Alzheimer's. 4 days
Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the antimalarial drug artemesinin with the help of chemotherapy medicines. Artemisinin works through a 'double whammy' attack on... 4 days
The future of food is ready for harvest
PHYS.ORG For more than 20 years, a movement has been building that recognizes the vital role that small-scale farmers, fishers and harvesters, women, traditional knowledge and appropriate technologies will play in transforming our... 4 days
Cell mechanism regulating protein synthesis in stress conditions discovered
SCIENCE DAILY New research has uncovered the mechanism used by cells to optimize the production of proteins in stressful situations by altering tRNA abundance. 4 days
Fatty acids can slow down an overheated immune system
SCIENCE DAILY The STING protein is normally an important part of our immune system, but in some autoimmune diseases it is itself the source of the disease. The pharmaceutical industry is therefore... 4 days
How lactoferrin clamps down on free roaming iron ions to stop nefarious effects on cells
PHYS.ORG What prevents our cells from being overexposed to iron ions roaming freely in the body is a protein... 4 days
How to teach kids where food comes from – get them gardening
PHYS.ORG Survey the shelves of most supermarkets and you'll no doubt be confronted with row upon row of food designed to appeal to children. Be... 4 days
Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago
PHYS.ORG Today's kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra... 4 days
Discovering the secrets of business success in modern rural areas
PHYS.ORG A new European initiative is working to identify the vital ingredients for developing rural entrepreneurship and successful business models in high potential sectors such as food and agriculture,... 4 days
Candy-pink lagoon serves up salt-rich diet for potential life on Mars
PHYS.ORG The discovery of a microorganism that gives a candy-pink lagoon in central Spain its startling colour is providing new evidence for how life could survive on... 4 days
Sesen Bio to present its three-month Phase 3 VISTA Trial data at Global Congress
NEWS MEDICAL Sesen Bio, Inc., a late-stage clinical company developing fusion protein therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the... 4 days
Pfizer’s 20vPnC vaccine receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA
NEWS MEDICAL Pfizer Inc. announced today that its 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine candidate, PF-06482077, received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of invasive disease and... 4 days
Intestinal Bacteria Can Generate Electric Current, Study Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM Scientists already know that bacteria can create an electric current outside their own cell, known as extracellular electron transport. This... 5 days
New platform examines infectious pathogens that may spread from animals to humans
NEWS MEDICAL Large-scale food scares like BSE and dioxin-contaminated eggs raised awareness about the health risks posed when a link in the food chain becomes compromised. 5 days
Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce stroke risk in women
NEWS MEDICAL One of the largest and longest-running efforts to evaluate the potential benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet in lowering risk of stroke found that the diet may be especially protective in... 5 days
Co-evolution between a 'parasite gene' and its host
PHYS.ORG A Danish research team has delineated a complex symbiosis between a 'parasitic' noncoding RNA gene and its protein-coding 'host' gene in human cells. The study reveals how co-evolution of the host gene... 5 days
A game of pool in the live cell
PHYS.ORG Cells need to react to environmental changes and maintain a balanced system of signaling cascades within the cell. Proteins outside of the cell, on the cellular surface, inside the cellular membrane, and... 5 days
Study findings may advance discussion of how to effectively curb human-wildlife conflict
NEWS MEDICAL A new Biotropica study examines mountain gorillas in Rwanda and their foraging for sodium-rich food in both national park areas and lands managed by... 5 days
Study finds factors within cell influencing variability in amount of protein produced
NEWS MEDICAL You can think of a cell in your body like a miniature factory, creating a final product called proteins, which carry out various tasks... 5 days
NIH and FDA call for eliminating involvement of RAC in human gene therapy experiments
NEWS MEDICAL Recently, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration called for the eliminating involvement of the Recombinant... 5 days
Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal
ABC NEWS Medical journal retracts food studies by a Cornell University marketing professor because it says the results can't be verified 5 days
Medical News Today: Is carrageenan safe to eat?
MNT Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research... 5 days
UNC scientists reveal new approach to prevent obesity and diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat... 5 days
Scientists examine variations in a cell's protein factory
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are studying the factors within a cell that can influence noise. They discovered that for 85 percent of genes, the noise magnitude is higher in the last step as compared to... 5 days
New chemo-optogenetic method enables multi-directional activity control of cellular processes
NEWS MEDICAL Cells need for reactions on environmental changes and a balanced system of signaling cascades within the cell. Proteins outside of the cell, on the cellular surface, inside the... 5 days
Addition of CTLA4 targeted therapy to PD-1 targeted therapy may benefit patients with ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GY003 suggests that adding ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets... 5 days
Researchers discover cell mechanism regulating protein synthesis in stressful situations
NEWS MEDICAL The different genes within the genome must be expressed in precise levels and in the exact moment if the complex balance regulating cell activity is to be maintained. 5 days
Medical News Today: What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
MNT Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks... 5 days
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