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Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

...e rogue milkers could completely revolutionise the dairy industry. Ed Komorowski, technical director at Dai...e back to whole milk products. The big thing about dairy products is taste, so this would be a way of giving the benefits of taste without the disadvantage o...

The penalty of having a sister -- why sibling sex matters for male saiga antelopes

...on animal health elsewhere in the animal world. In dairy cows for example, it is well known that calves fro... mixed litters are generally infertile. But unlike dairy cows, in cases of saiga mixed-sex twins, the male foetus appears to be worse off, not the female. ...

Creating new life forms that may help eradicate cancer affecting women

...a common bacterium found in milk, cheese and other dairy products. This microorganism apparently aids in fighting cancer by activating the body's own killer (cytotoxic T) cells to elicit a stronger than normal immune response to the presence of cancer cells. The vaccines "teach" the immune system to mount...

Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency

...es who restrict calories or limit food groups like dairy or meat have an increased chance of deficiency. Su..., dark green vegetables, nuts, and many animal and dairy products. Manore suggests athletes and individuals with poor or restricted diets consider taking a m...

Exposure to dioxins influences male reproductive system, study of Vietnam veterans concludes

...ls primarily through consumption of animal fat and dairy products. Babies are exposed to the highest levels of dioxins through breast milk. Dioxins are eliminated extremely slowly from the body and they tend to stay in the body for several years to several decades after exposure. ...

Got inexpensive contrast agent? Milk plays new role in imaging

...s a body good,?radiologists are testing use of the dairy staple as a contrast agent in gastrointestinal imaging exams—with excellent results. The researchers reported their findings today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “We are able to achieve similar bowel diste...

Compound in dairy products targets diabetes

Fatty acids commonly found in dairy products have successfully treated diabetes in mic...rugs. "The compounds are predominantly found in dairy products such as milk, cheese and meat, and are formed by bacteria in ruminants that take linoleic a...

Transgenic goat's milk offers hope for tackling children's intestinal disease

...ransfer technology to develop a line of transgenic dairy goats that carry the gene for human lysozyme and, ...eurized, lysozyme-rich milk produced by transgenic dairy goats to young goats and pigs. Pasteurized milk from non-transgenic goats was fed to the control gro...

Microbes transform 'safest' PBDEs into more harmful compounds

...ave been detected in fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products and even household dust. The American Chemical Society ?the world’s largest scientific society ?is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its mul...

Completed genome set to transform the cow

...ttle and enhance the nutritional value of beef and dairy products has received a major boost with the release this week of the most complete sequence of the cow genome ever assembled. Developed by an international consortium of research organisations, including CSIRO and AgResearch New Zealand, the new b...

Study finds that a woman's chances of having twins can be modified by diet

...ing pregnancy might consider substituting meat and dairy products with other protein sources, especially in countries that allow growth hormone administration to cattle," said Dr. Steinman. Dr. Steinman has been studying factors that cause or contribute to twinning ever since he delivered a rare set of i...

Innocuous intestinal bacteria may be reservoir for resistance

"Harmless" bacteria in the digestive tracts of dairy cows, may not be so harmless after all. They may ...r the emergence of drug-resistant Salmonella. For dairy farms recently surveyed in Georgia, there was no association found between antibiotic use and isolat...

Purdue creates new low-cost system to detect bacteria

...w cultures to test for dangerous pathogens. "The dairy industry, for example, grows bacteria on petri dishes to make sure products are safe, but industry is trying to develop technologies that will very quickly identify organisms," Robinson said. "The same sort of thing holds true for clinical microbiolo...

Ocean virus identified in human blood samples

..., the same scientists found that 15 percent of the dairy and beef cattle in eight western states had antibodies to Vesivirus, with antibody prevalence in various herds ranging from zero to 80 percent. It concluded that Vesivirus infection in cattle is widespread, and in various studies has been "associated...

Researchers use 'trickery' to create immune response against melanoma

...r 50 years of age) and a diet high in red meat and dairy products.3 Once the cancer has been diagnosed it is graded and staged to assess the aggressiveness of the tumour and how far it has spread, and for evaluating the type of treatment required. Treatment can involve surgery, radiotherapy, hormonal trea...

Targeted drug delivery achieved with nanoparticle-aptamer bioconjugates

...r 50 years of age) and a diet high in red meat and dairy products.3 Once the cancer has been diagnosed it is graded and staged to assess the aggressiveness of the tumour and how far it has spread, and for evaluating the type of treatment required. Treatment can involve surgery, radiotherapy, hormonal trea...

Researchers find ways to turn manure into power

...ferent challenge than the liquid waste from hog or dairy operations, Sweeten said. Researchers are trying to determine what process and what mix of the product will create the most useable heat and, as a result, energy. For this study, composite samples of raw/mixed/uncomposted manure from the Experiment ...

Corn grain mould used as pesticide

...r animal food ?cotton seeds serve as food e.g. for dairy cattle. Two years ago the 'good' mould was permitted in the US as an organic pesticide. Five kilos of mould-infected grains of corn are sufficient to 'inoculate' an area of one hectare ?this means that the method is relatively inexpensive. "For deve...

Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment

...rily people whose ancestors came from places where dairy herds could be raised safely and economically, suc...ry hot or very cold climates that couldn't support dairy herding or in places where deadly diseases of cattle were present before 1900, such as in Africa and...

Researchers find promising cancer-fighting power of synthetic cell-signaling molecule

... shown that sphingolipids in food, such as low-fat dairy products and soybeans, suppress tumors in mouse models for colon cancer. Encouraged by these findings, Emory University Professor of Chemistry Dennis Liotta and his colleagues at Emory prepared almost 100 sphingolipid-based analogs that lead to the ...

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