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August 30, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016 — A study evaluated the influence of nitrogen fertility levels on biomass and concentrations of nutritionally important carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in purslane. Two purslane cultivars were ... read more

A Look at the Molecular Quality Assurance Within Cells

Aug. 25, 2016 — Proteins fulfill vital functions in our body. They transport substances, combat pathogens, and function as catalysts. In order for these processes to function reliably, proteins must adopt a defined ... read more

Adding Milk, Meat to Diet Dramatically Improves Nutrition for Poor in Zambia

Aug. 10, 2016 — Adding livestock to poor households in developing countries such as Zambia is shown to improve their financial status, but how the addition of milk and meat to their diet effects their nutrition has ... read more

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Aug. 9, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a new ... read more

Helper Molecule Reverses Degeneration of Muscle in Mouse Model of Tissue Aging, Wasting

Aug. 9, 2016 — Maintaining proper levels of an essential helper molecule is crucial for optimal muscle function. Some athletes are already taking supplements to increase synthesis of this compound, called NAD, with ... read more

Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new ... read more

Alcohol Abuse Drug Can Be Repurposed to Treat a Blinding Disorder

Aug. 4, 2016 — Disulfiram prevents scars forming in a mouse model of scarring conjunctivitis. Human scar making cells, from patients with scarring conjunctivitis, are returned to normal by disulfiram. Disulfiram is ... read more

A Protective Cap for Bacterial RNA

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers have unraveled the structure and function of bacterial decapping enzyme. These structural investigations open up a new field of research, say the ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — Taking a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil daily for six months after a heart attack improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — For medicinal chemists, making tweaks to peptide structures is key to developing new drug candidates. Now, researchers have demonstrated that two iron-containing small-molecule catalysts can help ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Predict Risk of Brain Decline in Chinese Elderly

July 27, 2016 — Low vitamin D levels has been associated with increased subsequent risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly, a new study ... read more

Discovery of Biomarkers for the Prognosis of Chronic Kidney Disease

July 27, 2016 — Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Researchers have now found that measuring D-amino acids, which present only trace in human, ... read more

New Evidence: How Amino Acid Cysteine Combats Huntington's Disease

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have reported they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's ... read more

Transcriptome Differences in Prostate Cancer Highlight Racial Disparities, Vitamin D

July 25, 2016 — Investigators report clinical research showing that African-American and European-American men with prostate cancer exhibit significantly different expression of genes associated with immune response ... read more

Maternal Intake of Past-Its-Prime Fish Oil Linked to Newborn Death, Rat Study Finds

July 22, 2016 — Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized ("off") fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study offers a compelling hypothesis explaining poor prognosis for obese cancer patients: researchers found that leukemia stem cells "hide" in fatty tissue, even transforming this ... read more

Lower Risk of Bowel Cancer Death Linked to High Omega 3 Intake After Diagnosis

July 19, 2016 — A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, may help to lower the risk of death from bowel cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease, suggests ... read more

Different Types of PUFAs Are Associated With Differential Risks for Type 2 Diabetes

July 19, 2016 — Different types of circulating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with differing future risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a large European study on the ... read more

Checkpoint in B Cell Development Discovered With Possible Implications on Vaccine Potency

July 14, 2016 — Researchers report a new quality-control checkpoint function in developing B cells, cells that produce antibodies to protect the body from ... read more

Gut Bacteria Imbalance Increases Diabetes Risk

July 13, 2016 — Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, yet ground-breaking new research have discovered that specific imbalances in the ... read more

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