Dietary
Using new high-resolution imaging to track titin in real time  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Using new high-resolution imaging techniques, MDC researchers and colleagues have tracked titin, the body's largest protein, in real time throughout its entire lifecycle. The method and results could... more
Salmonella causes nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella. This is one of the main findings of the annual report... more
New study improves understanding of widespread diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
When proteins in the brain form deposits consisting of insoluble aggregates, diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's can occur. Now a research team has come a step closer to understanding this process. more
Medical News Today: Sustainable diet: Everything you need to know  MNT · 9 hours
Although there is no consensus on which diet is the most sustainable, there are many steps a person can take to reduce their environmental impact. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Keto diet: 1-week meal plan and tips  MNT · 9 hours
Keto diets are high in fat and protein. Read on for a week-long keto meal plan, information on the best foods to eat, and some diet tips. more
In surprise decision, US approves muscular dystrophy drug  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second drug to treat muscular dystrophy, the debilitating disease that causes loss of movement and early death more
UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food... more
The wild relatives of major vegetables, needed for climate resilience, are in danger  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Growing up in the wild makes plants tough. Wild plants evolve to survive the whims of nature and thrive in difficult conditions,... more
Quantum mechanics of proteins in explicit water: The role of plasmon-like solute-solvent interactions  Science Magazine · 1 day
Quantum-mechanical van der Waals dispersion interactions play an essential role in intraprotein and protein-water interactions—the two main factors affecting the structure and... more
New study enhances knowledge about widespread diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
When proteins in the brain form deposits consisting of insoluble aggregates, diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's can occur. Now a research team has come a step closer to understanding this process. more
Synthetic nanopores made from DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A scientific collaboration has resulted in the construction of a synthetic DNA nanopore capable of selectively translocating protein-size macromolecules across lipid bilayers. more
Medical News Today: How diet may lead to insomnia  MNT · 1 day
A new study of females aged 50 and over suggests that those who include more refined carbohydrates in their diet have an increased risk of insomnia. more
A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers create the ultimate non-stick coating, with medical settings and food industry in mind. more
Simultaneous emission of orthogonal handedness in circular polarization  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Control of the polarization of light is a key feature for displays, optical data storage, optical quantum information, and chirality sensing. In particular, the direct emission of circularly polarized (CP) light has... more
Researchers create synthetic nanopores made from DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In 2015, the first commercial nanopore DNA sequencing device was introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Based on a synthetically engineered transmembrane protein, nanopore sequencing allows long DNA strands to be channelled through the central... more
Researchers create synthetic nanopores made from DNA  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have constructed a synthetic DNA nanopore capable of selectively translocating protein-size macromolecules across lipid bilayers. more
Protein injections in medicine  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Pathogens can use a range of toxins to damage their host organism. Bacteria, such as those responsible for causing the deadly Plague, use a special injection mechanism to deliver their poisonous contents into the host cell. Stefan Raunser, Director at... more
Moongoose females compete over reproduction  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the University of Exeter, UK, followed a population of wild banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in western Uganda for 15 years, using ultrasound imaging to track which females became pregnant and which carried to full term. They... more
Breast cancer cells swallow a 'free lunch' of dietary fat particles from the bloodstream  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team has previously shown that fatty particles from the bloodstream may boost the growth of breast cancer cells.... more
The mathematics of prey detection in spider orb-webs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Spider webs are one of nature's most fascinating manifestations. Many spiders extrude proteinaceous silk to weave sticky webs that ensnare unsuspecting prey who venture into their threads. Despite their elasticity, these webs... more
How Risso's dolphins strike a balance between holding their breath and finding food  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What do marine mammals eat? It's a simple question with profound implications for marine-mammal conservation and fisheries research. But it can a... more
One of Europe's worst famines likely caused by devastating floods  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Europe's Great Famine of 1315–1317 is considered one of the worst population collapses in the continent's history. Historical records tell of unrelenting rain accompanied by mass crop failure,... more
Image: The galactic dance of NGC 5394 and NGC 5395  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control... Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance... more
Eating raw or undercooked meat may lead to Toxoplasma infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study by Flinders researchers highlights the possibility of catching Toxoplasma infection from eating undercooked meat. more
DigiM Solution receives FDA contract for microstructure imaging study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
DigiM Solution LLC, a provider of microstructure characterization and optimization solutions and software, has received a contract from the Office of Generic Drugs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. more
Australian Government implements ban on pure, highly concentrated caffeinated food products  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Pure and highly concentrated caffeinated food products will be banned from today as the Australian Government continues to deliver on its earlier commitment to protect consumers. more
New strategy could prevent side effects of targeted cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Targeted, highly effective cancer treatments often produce debilitating side effects. This is the case with one commonly used therapy which works by blocking the epidermal growth factor receptor,... more
New method to accurately assess dietary intake of bioactives  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new, objective way of measuring flavanol intake has been developed, which could help nutritional experts assess the link between these compounds and their health benefits at scale. more
Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer's  MNT · 2 days
In a mouse study, researchers have tested the potential of a ketone ester-rich diet in slowing down Alzheimer's, and have found this approach promising. more
Study finds African children are growing better because of America’s Feed the Future program  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new Stanford study published on December 11, 2019, in the BMJ, says that Feed the Future is indeed making... more
Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Weight loss mandates healthy eating and control of impulses when it comes to eating fat rich and processed foods. The actual story is quite different, as most persons... more
Scientists develop an approach to vaccinate against gut inflammation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term that describes many disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These conditions are tied... more
Skip the sweet treats to avoid holiday blues, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
If you're prone to depression, this holiday season you might want to say "bah humbug" to offers of sugar plum pudding, caramel corn and chocolate babka. more
Caribou migration linked to climate cycles and insect pests  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Caribou, the North American cousin of reindeer, migrate farther than any terrestrial animal. They can cover thousands of miles as they move between winter feeding grounds and summer calving grounds.... more
Wayne State's College of Engineering receives $1.7 million to develop novel insulin delivery system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin -- a hormone that regulates... more
First-ever quality measures focus on treatment for older adults with hypoglycemia risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Endocrine Society and Avalere Health introduced the first-ever quality measures to help healthcare providers assess how well they identify and care for older... more
Study shows unexpected mechanism for lipid acquisition by breast cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
High-fat diets and obesity have been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer and worsen outcomes and prognosis of breast cancer patients. A team of... more
Soil mites change dietary preferences if their habitat is transformed by human activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The transformation and degradation of natural landscapes due to human activities has been intensifying for several decades. This is especially true for... more
Metabolic adaptation ensures survival of colon cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Colon cancer cells deficient in p53, one of the most important control proteins in cell growth, activate a particular metabolic pathway to adapt to the lack of oxygen and nutrients inside the... more
Researchers aim to improve oral delivery of insulin for diabetes patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin -- a hormone that regulates blood sugar-- or the body cannot... more
Researchers examine p53-deficient colon cancer cells to identify how p53 impacts metabolic adaptation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Colon cancer cells deficient in p53, one of the most important control proteins in cell growth, activate a particular metabolic pathway to... more
New technique to determine protein structures may solve biomedical puzzles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have now demonstrated a powerful 'experimental evolution' method to discover details of protein shape and function, and the method may find uses across a very broad spectrum... more
Cryo-electron microscopy structures of human oligosaccharyltransferase complexes OST-A and OST-B  Science Magazine · 2 days
Oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) catalyzes the transfer of a high-mannose glycan onto secretory proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum. Mammals express two distinct OST complexes that act in a cotranslational (OST-A)... more
p27 allosterically activates cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and antagonizes palbociclib inhibition  Science Magazine · 2 days
The p27 protein is a canonical negative regulator of cell proliferation and acts primarily by inhibiting cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). Under some circumstances, p27 is associated with active CDK4,... more
A window into the hidden world of colons  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Biomedical engineers have developed a system for real-time observations at the cellular level in the colon of a living mouse. It employs a magnetic system to stabilize the colon during imaging while... more
A digital approach to proteins and cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
What if scientists could create more effective drugs to treat cancers and other diseases by better targeting specific sites on proteins in the body? more
Focus on food security and sustainability  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The number of malnourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. Infant mortality rates are unacceptably high. Against this background, there is a need for the global pooling... more
Medical News Today: Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's  MNT · 2 days
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative... more
Medical News Today: Can peanut butter affect weight gain?  MNT · 2 days
Peanut butter is high in protein and high in fat, but will it make you gain weight? Read this article to learn how peanut butter affects your weight. more
Medical News Today: Folate vs. folic acid: What to know  MNT · 2 days
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B-9. Folate occurs naturally in a range of foods, while folic acid is synthetic and present in fortified foods. Both... more
Medical News Today: Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer's  MNT · 2 days
In a mouse study, researchers have tested the potential of a ketone ester-rich diet in slowing down Alzheimer's, and have found this approach promising. more
Want to avoid the holiday blues? New report suggests skipping the sweet treats  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study from a team of clinical psychologists suggests eating added sugars -- common in so many holiday foods -- can... more
The mathematics of prey detection in spider orb-webs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Spider webs are one of nature's most fascinating manifestations. Many spiders extrude proteinaceous silk to weave sticky webs that ensnare unsuspecting prey who venture into their threads. Despite their elasticity, these webs... more
Researchers making major inroads into finding the cause of different diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Australian researchers are making major inroads into finding the cause of heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes and other diseases after discovering a further 148 proteins affected... more
New insights to major disease pathways  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Flinders researchers have made major inroads into finding the cause of heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes and other diseases after discovering a further 148 proteins affected by oxidative stress in the human body. more
Extensive tumor protein analysis reveals potential new players in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Looking to gain a deeper understanding of cancer, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine conducted an extensive computational analysis of the similarities and differences... more
Advancing frozen food safety: Cornell develops novel food safety assessment tool  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research funded by the Frozen Food Foundation developed a modeling tool to assist the frozen food industry with understanding and managing listeriosis risks. The findings... more
New method reveals how microbial communities function in our bodies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In the last decade, scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding that groups of bacteria and viruses that naturally coexist throughout the human body play an important role... more
Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's  MNT · 3 days
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative diseases. more
Diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An estimated 30% of adults experience insomnia, and a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that diet may be partly to blame. more
New software to help researchers study specific information about proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
What if scientists could create more effective drugs to treat cancers and other diseases by better targeting specific sites on proteins in the body? more
Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
You're on a diet, but the aroma of popcorn in the movie theater lobby triggers a seemingly irresistible craving. more
Poor diet linked to age-related macular degeneration  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop late-stage age-related macular degeneration. more
Uncovering how endangered pangolins, or 'scaly anteaters,' digest food  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The endangered Sunda pangolin, or 'scaly anteater,' is a widely trafficked mammal, prized in some cultures for its meat and scales. Little is known about these animals, and raising rescued... more
Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team of researchers has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity. more
Researchers test vaccine strategy for chronic inflammatory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, are linked to abnormalities of the gut microbiota in humans and in animals. Patients generally present reduced bacterial diversity in their... more
Collaborative Frontiers grant to help predict behavior of the brain under metabolic stress  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, with the vast majority having Type 2 disease. Characterized by insulin resistance and persistently high... more
A heightened focus on food security and sustainability  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The number of malnourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. Infant mortality rates are unacceptably high. Against this background, there is a need... more
Necrotizing enterocolitis is preceded by increased gut bacterial replication, Klebsiella, and fimbriae-encoding bacteria  Science Magazine · 3 days
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease that occurs primarily in premature infants. We performed genome-resolved metagenomic analysis of 1163 fecal... more
LncRNA PTPRE-AS1 modulates M2 macrophage activation and inflammatory diseases by epigenetic promotion of PTPRE  Science Magazine · 3 days
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important regulators of diverse biological processes; however, their function in macrophage activation is undefined. We... more
[Research Articles] PD-1H (VISTA)-mediated suppression of autoimmunity in systemic and cutaneous lupus erythematosus  Science Magazine · 3 days
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) of the skin are autoimmune diseases characterized by inappropriate immune responses against self-proteins;... more
[Research Articles] Caveolin-1-derived peptide limits development of pulmonary fibrosis  Science Magazine · 3 days
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal fibrotic lung disease with a median 5-year survival of ~20%. Current U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved pharmacotherapies slow progression of IPF, providing hope... more
Study shows how diet plays a role in age-related macular degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop an... more
Site search: A digital approach to proteins and cancer  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
What if scientists could create more effective drugs to treat cancers and other diseases by better targeting specific sites on proteins in the body? more
The secret to a long life? For worms, a cellular recycling protein is key  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have shown that worms live longer lives if they produce excess levels of a protein, p62, which recognizes toxic... more
Altering intestinal microbiota, vaccinating against inflammatory diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Targeted immunization against bacterial flagellin, a protein that forms the appendage that enables bacterial mobility, can beneficially alter the intestinal microbiota, decreasing the bacteria's ability to cause inflammation and thus protecting against an array... more
Uncovering how endangered pangolins, or 'scaly anteaters,' digest food  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The endangered Sunda pangolin, or "scaly anteater," is a widely trafficked mammal, prized in some cultures for its meat and scales. Little is known about these animals, and raising rescued... more
Study to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Sharks play a critical role in keeping oceans healthy, balancing the food chain and ensuring species diversity. However, the demand for shark derivatives has led to their exploitation, often without... more
Dementia study reveals how proteins interact to stop brain signals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Fresh insights into damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease could aid the quest for treatments. more
Communications device offers huge bandwidth potential  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Several countries are building futuristic communication systems using higher frequency electromagnetic waves to transfer more data at faster rates, but they have lacked network components to handle these higher bandwidths. A researcher has now demonstrated that... more
Social media contributes to increased perception of food technology as risky business  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When it comes to food technology, the information shared on social media often trumps the facts put out by the scientific community and food... more
Researchers analyze artifacts to better understand ancient dietary practices  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research from anthropologists at McMaster University and California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), is shedding light on ancient dietary practices, the evolution of agricultural societies and ultimately, how plants... more
New technique to determine protein structures may solve biomedical puzzles  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers in Dana-Farber's cBio Center have now demonstrated a powerful 'experimental evolution' method to discover details of protein shape and function, and the method may find uses across... more
Record low level of Bering Sea ice causes profound, widespread impacts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources... more
New approach to alter intestinal microbiota and protect against inflammatory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Targeted immunization against bacterial flagellin, a protein that forms the appendage that enables bacterial mobility, can beneficially alter the intestinal microbiota, decreasing the bacteria's ability to... more
Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Warm waters are a threat to cold water fish like salmon and trout. But a study led by researchers at University of California, Davis suggests that habitats with abundant food... more
Food labels showing how much exercise is needed to burn off food may help combat obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Food labels quantifying exercise needed to work off what they eat may be more effective at... more
Combined technique measures nanostructures 10 times better than before  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Leiden University and TU Delft have combined two techniques that are used to measure the structure of biomolecules, creating a method that is 10 times more sensitive. With... more
Ziath launches starter kit for tracking samples to improve food safety  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Ziath has launched a competitively priced starter kit for organizations involved in food research, production and testing to keep track of samples to help improve food... more
The secret to a long life? For worms, a cellular recycling protein is key  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that worms live longer lives if they produce excess levels... more
Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry: UN  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food... more
Baylor professor develops questionnaire for patients aimed at promoting treatment adherence  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Effectiveness in preventing or treating serious medical conditions typically requires patients to follow treatment plans such as medication, exercise or diet, but about 50 percent of... more
UMSOM researchers to test the safety, tolerability of prototype Shigella-ETEC vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Each year, millions of people contract serious diarrheal illnesses typically from contaminated food and water. Among the biggest causes of diarrheal diseases are the bacteria Shigella... more
Study provides insight into biological effect of aging on cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Aging adults are more likely to have - and die from - cardiovascular disease than their younger counterparts. New basic science research finds reason to link... more
AGA publishes clinical guideline for managing patients with gastric intestinal metaplasia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM), which is linked to non-cardia gastric cancer, is often detected during routine endoscopy, leading to questions about how patient care should be... more
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