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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

Broad Advance from Chemists Dramatically Simplifies Olefin Synthesis

Apr. 19, 2017 — Chemists have discovered a new method that greatly simplifies, and in many cases enables for the first time, the making of a vast range of organic ... read more

As Kids' Weight Climbs, Power of Healthy Fat Supplements Drops

Apr. 5, 2017 — Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming “good” fats, new research suggests. The study highlights the need for weight-appropriate dosing of ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Pudgy roundworms storing a particular type of fat live longer than their more svelte counterparts, according to a new ... read more

Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 5, 2017 — Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent cardiovascular disease, results of a large randomized trial ... read more

Gut Microbe May Improve Fatty Liver

Apr. 5, 2017 — Oral administration of a commensal gut microbe, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, improves fatty liver in mice. F. prausnitzii is considered one of the most important bacterial indicators of a healthy ... read more

Love It or Hate It: Marmite May Affect Brain Function

Apr. 5, 2017 — A potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain has been identified by researchers, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function. ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency May Indicate Cardiovascular Disease in Overweight and Obese Children

Apr. 4, 2017 — In overweight and obese children and adolescents, vitamin D deficiency is associated with early markers of cardiovascular disease, a new study ... read more

Paternal Nutrition Affects Offsprings' Mental Fitness, Laboratory Study Shows

Apr. 4, 2017 — The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. Scientists have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin ... read more

New Measurement Technique Lowers Estimated Vitamin D Recommended Daily Allowance

Apr. 3, 2017 — After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units (IU) per day, new research ... read more

No More 'Superbugs'? Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic Action

Apr. 2, 2017 — Antibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with bacteria, while also spurring the creation of 'superbugs' that don't ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of ... read more

Larger Doses of Vitamin C May Lead to a Greater Reduction in Common Cold Duration

Mar. 30, 2017 — The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per ... read more

Infant Vitamin B1 Deficiency Leads to Poor Motor Function and Balance

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — A research team has investigated biliverdin reductase, the enzyme producing bilirubin -- a substance linked with jaundice -- from biliverdin (BV). Two BV molecules were found at the enzyme reaction ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Among Older Women Does Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Cancer, Study Finds

Mar. 28, 2017 — Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according to a ... read more

Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer?

Mar. 28, 2017 — In a new study, women who were given vitamin D3 and calcium supplements had 30% lower risk of cancer than women taking placebos. The difference did not quite reach statistical significance. However, ... read more

Vitamins Could Help Treat Cystic Fibrosis, Research Finds

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have discovered why antibiotics for treating people with cystic fibrosis are becoming less effective and how fat soluble vitamins might offer a viable ... read more

Travelling-Wave Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Elucidates Structures of Gold Fingers

Mar. 27, 2017 — Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, they might be effective against cancer and HIV. One mechanism by which they work could ... read more

Unique Wheat Passes the Test

Mar. 27, 2017 — A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat ... read more

Children With Poor Vitamin B12 Status Early in Life Struggle More With Tasks, Recognition and Interpreting Feelings

Mar. 27, 2017 — Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s ... read more

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