Dietary
New coalition will help hospitals nationwide provide plant-based food options for patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Cheesy scrambled eggs, meatloaf, chicken parmesan and pie. It wouldn't be an unusual tally of meals consumed by a patient admitted to a hospital... more
Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
All plants and animals need suitable conditions to survive. That means a certain amount of light, a tolerable temperature range,... more
Hungry for hutia? Our taste for Bahamas' 'most peaceable rodent' shaped its diversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The Bahamian hutia, a large Caribbean rodent with a blissed-out disposition, presents a curious case study in how human food preferences can... more
New mathematical model for amyloid formation  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Amyloids are aggregates consisting of stacks of thousands of proteins bound tightly together. Their formation is involved in several widespread disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Type II diabetes. more
Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3-D printing  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Researchers at the International Islamic University Malaysia have developed biodegradable food packaging container featuring the skin of the durian fruit that can also be used as 3-D printing filament. more
Low-protein diet throughout pregnancy and lactation may increase risk of liver damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A study in rats examines a pathway through which protein deficiency during pregnancy leads to fat accumulation in the liver and increased risk of... more
Scientists short-circuit maturity in insects, opening new paths to disease prevention  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
New research shows, contrary to previous scientific belief, a hormone required for sexual maturity in insects cannot travel across the blood-brain barrier unless aided by a... more
Science at the interface: Bioinspired materials reveal useful properties  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Researchers explore new materials with physical properties that can be custom-tailored to suit particular needs. The work is inspired by mechanisms in nature, where the complex three-dimensional structure of surrounding... more
Human organ chips for better drug development  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
The process of developing new drugs is both difficult and costly. It is estimated that of all the drug candidates which start out on their testing journey, less than 14% actually make it to... more
Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
An important randomized trial shows that when vitamin D is supplemented at high doses in the last three months of pregnancy, there is a fall in... more
Science at the interface: Bioinspired materials reveal useful properties  nanowerk · 22 hours
Researchers explore new materials with physical properties that can be custom-tailored to suit particular needs. The work is inspired by mechanisms in nature, where the complex three-dimensional structure of surrounding... more
Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has served as a model species for topics spanning algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates... more
Improving drug testing with comprehensive 'Organ Chip' platform  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves only 13.8% of all tested drugs, and these numbers are even lower in "orphan" diseases that affect relatively few people. more
How cells sort and recycle their components  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
What can be reused and what can be disposed of? Cells also face this tricky task. Researchers have now discovered a cellular machine, called FERARI, that sorts out usable proteins for recycling. more
Keto diet works best in small doses, mouse study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99 percent of calories from fat and only 1 percent from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative... more
People who eat high fiber, protein-rich diet more likely to experience bloating  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according... more
Keto diet produces health benefits in the short term, Yale study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99% of calories from fat and only 1% from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term,... more
Naturally produced protein suppresses breast cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A protein naturally produced in the body has been found to suppress breast cancer metastasis in animal models of human tumors. Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine also found that high levels of... more
Keto diet works best in small doses  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99% of calories from fat and only 1% from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, researchers found in... more
Kiss and run: How cells sort and recycle their components  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
What can be reused and what can be disposed of? Cells also face this tricky task. Researchers have now discovered a cellular machine, called FERARI, that sorts out... more
With high fiber diets, more protein may mean more bloating  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study. more
Wine regions could shrink dramatically with climate change unless growers swap varieties  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
If you were planning to drink your way through the climate apocalypse, here's some unfortunate news: Just as climate change threatens homes, food and... more
Micro-scaled method holds promise as improved cancer diagnostic platform  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new-method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's tumor, providing more detailed information... more
Researchers develop new model that simulates the accumulation of lipids in membranes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Cholesterol is crucial to the formation of the cell membranes of mammals and is part of many life processes. more
Kiss and run: How cells sort and recycle their components  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
What can be reused and what can be disposed of? Cells also face this tricky task. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have now discovered... more
Turning trash into valuable graphene in a flash  nanowerk · 1 day
'Green' process promises pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic and other materials. more
A new model has been developed that simulates the accumulation of lipids in membranes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cholesterol is crucial to the formation of the cell membranes of mammals and is part of many life processes. One... more
Researcher develops a new, gut-healthy peanut butter  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Health-conscious Americans interested in probiotics have had to add them to their diet through pills or capsules, yogurt and other fermented dairy products, or certain cheeses. more
Researchers hope to make needle pricks for diabetics a thing of the past  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too... more
Study traces the molecular roots of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The heart's ability to beat normally over a lifetime is predicated on the synchronized work of proteins embedded in the cells of the heart muscle. more
FDA approves new drug that could aid MS diagnoses for clinical trials  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new drug that could make it easier for doctors to diagnose multiple sclerosis in its earlier stages has been approved for its first... more
Antioxidants may mitigate the damaging effects of pollution on human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) refers to air pollution caused by traffic activity. A diet high in antioxidants such as the Mediterranean diet may help to alleviate... more
30-year study of MSUD highlights critical need for more effective disease-modifying therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study analyzes 30 years of patient data and details the clinical course of 184 individuals with genetically diverse forms of Maple Syrup... more
Human DNA-PK activates a STING-independent DNA sensing pathway  Science Magazine · 4 days
Detection of intracellular DNA by the cGAS-STING pathway activates a type I interferon-mediated innate immune response that protects from virus infection. Whether there are additional DNA sensing pathways, and how such pathways... more
Mutual inhibition between Prkd2 and Bcl6 controls T follicular helper cell differentiation  Science Magazine · 4 days
T follicular helper cells (TFH) participate in germinal center (GC) development and are necessary for B cell production of high-affinity, isotype-switched antibodies. In a... more
With a protein 'delivery,' parasite can suppress its host's immune response  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Toxoplasma gondii is best known as the parasite that may lurk in a cat's litter box. Nearly a third of the world's population is believed to... more
Shaping the social networks of neurons  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The three proteins teneurin, latrophilin and FLRT hold together and bring neighboring neurons into close contact, enabling the formation of synapses and the exchange of information between the cells. In the early phase of brain development,... more
Deciphering the sugar code  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the immune system by modifying some of the chitin... more
Stanford scientists complete first global census of cell surface proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Stanford scientists have completed the first global census of diverse proteins sprouting tree-like from the outer membrane of a cell. These cell surface proteins govern how cells interact... more
Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & Paleo diets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped... more
High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque, mouse study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries. Further, the... more
Is turmeric-film packaging the future for supermarket shelves?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers in Malaysia have developed a biopolymer film incorporating turmeric oil that stops the growth of a common food fungus and degrades well in soil. The film could provide an environmentally friendly... more
Growing global population: Research into food production lacks a holistic perspective  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Meeting one of the great challenges of our time—providing a growing global population with food—requires research with a holistic perspective on food production, people's eating habits,... more
Researchers find ways to improve on soap and water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nanosafety researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have developed a new intervention to fight infectious disease by more effectively disinfecting the air around us, our food,... more
Employee health inertia poses risk to businesses as workers reveal barriers to self-care  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Despite over a third (40%) of workers globally revealing they are worried about their long-term health, 40% admit they haven’t had a... more
Study: U.S. biofuels not to blame for Indonesia and Malaysia deforestation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since 1990, the United States has ramped up its production of biofuels—to about 16 billion gallons of ethanol and 1.6 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2017.... more
New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s in Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah. The huge... more
Researchers obtain 'high-definition' view of diabetes-related proteins  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists have examined a key receptor for the first time at high resolution—broadening understanding of how it might function, and opening the door to future improvements in treating conditions such as type 2 diabetes. more
Study reveals new "crosstalk" between intestinal microbes and developing thymic cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Newborns face unique immunological challenges immediately after birth. As they depart a relatively sterile fetal environment, they are abruptly exposed to a multitude of foreign antigens,... more
Research shows benefits of Mediterranean, intermittent fasting and Paleo diets  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably... more
Experts highlight safety and role of low/no calorie sweeteners in helping reduce sugar intake  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The International Sweeteners Association welcomes the publication this month of a new scientific report by Ashwell et al. in Nutrition... more
Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Genetics plays a role in the overall health and well-being of humans. Genes provide instructions for making proteins, which help determine the structure and function of each cell in the... more
Researchers regrow damaged nerves with polymer and protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide -- a polymer tube -- filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or... more
US households waste nearly a third of the food they acquire  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has an estimated aggregate value... more
Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research. more
Vitamin C-B1-steroid combo linked to lower septic shock mortality in kids  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality, according... more
Mechanism for how common gene therapy vectors enter cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types -- the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy. The researchers identified that... more
Four glial cells regulate ER stress resistance and longevity via neuropeptide signaling in C. elegans  Science Magazine · 5 days
The ability of the nervous system to sense cellular stress and coordinate protein homeostasis is essential for organismal... more
Phase separation provides a mechanism to reduce noise in cells  Science Magazine · 5 days
Expression of proteins inside cells is noisy, causing variability in protein concentration among identical cells. A central problem in cellular control is how cells cope with this inherent... more
The exposome and health: Where chemistry meets biology  Science Magazine · 5 days
Despite extensive evidence showing that exposure to specific chemicals can lead to disease, current research approaches and regulatory policies fail to address the chemical complexity of our world. To safeguard current and... more
Chemicals in the environment: A focus on mixtures  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Chemicals have improved our quality of life. But at the same time, they pose a considerable risk for humans and the environment: pesticides, pharmaceuticals and plasticisers enter the environment and the food... more
Reelin can reverse the main pathological processes associated with Alzheimer's, other tauopathies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Promoting the signaling pathway of reelin -an essential extracellular protein for the neuronal migration and synaptic plasticity- could be an effective therapeutical strategy to... more
Researchers analyze how the brain processes rewards  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from HSE University, Skoltech and the University of Toronto analyzed data from 190 fMRI studies and found out that food, sex and money implicate similar brain regions whereas different types of reward favor... more
New Cal Poly study identifies effective weight loss maintenance strategies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Just in time for the New Year, a new Cal Poly study shows that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, building healthy dietary, self-monitoring... more
Protein p38 plays key role in supporting lung cancer growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In 2018, 1.7 million people died from lung cancer worldwide, a number equivalent to the population of Barcelona. The high mortality rate of lung cancer reflects the need... more
Unexpected connection between gliomas, neurodegenerative diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer's, as a biomarker for glioma development. more
Study suggests U.S. households waste nearly a third of the food they acquire  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has... more
Researchers develop new tool to tackle diet epidemic in India  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
New research led by Queen's University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India. more
The secret of strong underwater mussel adhesion revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have identified a mechanism of adhesive proteins in a mussel that controls the surface adhesion and cohesion. They substantiated the synergy of molecules in adhesive proteins. Their new discovery is expected... more
New cages to trap molecules push boundaries of protein design  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Protein design is a popular and rapidly growing field, with scientists engineering novel protein cages—capsule-like nanostructures for purposes such as gene therapy and targeted drug delivery. Many of... more
Scientists discover the mechanism of DNA high-order structure formation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The genetic material of our cells—DNA—exists in a high-order structure called chromatin. Chromatin consists of DNA wrapped around histone proteins and efficiently packs DNA into a small volume. Moreover, using... more
Sensitive Analysis of Sugars with HPLC-Electrochemical Detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An interview with Dr. Kristin Folmert, Application & Academy, KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH. more
Protein linked with neurodegenerative diseases may help explore the aggressive behavior of gliomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A protein typically associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's might help scientists explore how gliomas, a type of cancerous brain tumor, become... more
Possible Alzheimer's breakthrough suggested  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers say they have identified a previously unknown gene and associated protein (which they have named 'aggregatin') which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease. more
Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of... more
Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in... more
Aging of urine fertilizer prevents transfer of antibiotic resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The use of human urine as fertilizer is an important step towards sustainable agriculture because the starting reagent is free, plentiful and useless in most other contexts. It has been... more
African Gray Parrots Help Partners Obtain Food Rewards  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
African gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus) voluntarily and spontaneously help familiar parrots to achieve a goal, without obvious immediate benefit to... more
Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A group of scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. Rather than directions going one-way from DNA to RNA to proteins, the latest... more
Melting reveals drug targets in a living organism  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. An international team has developed a technology to systematically identify drug... more
Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Scientists have published these findings in PLOS ONE. Carcasses not only provide food for carrion-eating animals. Their nutrients also increase the... more
Cancer: Faster drug discovery to hit 'undruggable' targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Medicines made from coiled protein fragments could provide a new handle on hard-to-treat diseases like cancer, but they are difficult to design. But a new technique could change that. more
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the... more
Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world's food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators. A new study using bumblebees has found that the... more
Deficient histone H3 propionylation by BRPF1-KAT6 complexes in neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer  Science Magazine · 6 days
Lysine acetyltransferase 6A (KAT6A) and its paralog KAT6B form stoichiometric complexes with bromodomain- and PHD finger-containing protein 1 (BRPF1) for acetylation of histone H3... more
Different motilities of microtubules driven by kinesin-1 and kinesin-14 motors patterned on nanopillars  Science Magazine · 6 days
Kinesin is a motor protein that plays important roles in a variety of cellular functions. In vivo, multiple kinesin molecules are bound... more
Multi-isotope evidence for the emergence of cultural alterity in Late Neolithic Europe  Science Magazine · 6 days
The coexistence of cultural identities and their interaction is a fundamental topic of social sciences that is not easily addressed in prehistory. Differences in... more
[Research Articles] PI4KIII{beta} is a therapeutic target in chromosome 1q-amplified lung adenocarcinoma  Science Magazine · 6 days
Heightened secretion of protumorigenic effector proteins is a feature of malignant cells. Yet, the molecular underpinnings and therapeutic implications of this feature remain unclear.... more
[Research Articles] The IDH-TAU-EGFR triad defines the neovascular landscape of diffuse gliomas  Science Magazine · 6 days
Gliomas that express the mutated isoforms of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) have better prognosis than wild-type (wt) IDH1/2 gliomas. However, how these mutant (mut)... more
A new 'molecular nano-patterning' technique reveals that some molecular motors coordinate differently  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Body movement, from the muscles in your arms to the neurons transporting those signals to your brain, relies on a massive collection of proteins... more
New survey results reveal the experts and public's attitude towards gene-edited crops  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Experts' interest in utilizing gene editing for breeding crops has seen revolutionary growth. Meanwhile, people's awareness of food safety has also been increasing. To... more
New roles found for Huntington's disease protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. Using genetic mouse models, they have discovered that... more
Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a method to control biomolecular machines over a wide temperature range using deep-sea osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). This finding could open a new dimension in the application of artificial machines fabricated from biomolecular... more
Fighting microbes with microbes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The intestinal commensal microbial community (or microbiota) is composed of several microorganisms that, among other functions, are beneficial for the protection against infectious agents. When the microbiota is altered many bacteria are lost, compromising the protective ability and enabling invasion... more
Young people feel there are fewer opportunities for them to get involved in sports  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New year, new you, or so everyone says. Will 2020 be your year thanks to a change in diet or... more
Researchers identify new protein that shows promise for treating atherosclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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