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Scientists ID molecular 'switch' in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats

...sociated with higher risk of coronary disease. The healthier polyunsaturated fats are those that remain liquid at room temperature, such as various types of vegetable oils. Trans-unsaturated fatty acids, or trans fats, are artificially produced solid fats used in shortening and margarine, baked goods, and the...

DuPont's first biologically derived polymer receives global recognition

...ustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, t...

Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950s pandemic, study suggests

...roven track record for causing serious diseases in healthier and younger age groups than those currently regarded as at risk. The increased resistance to antibiotics of the community acquired MRSA clone over its 80/81 ancestor mean that there could also be other factors which complicate the treatment of the di...

Researchers extend mouse lifespan by protecting against free radicals

... that the mitochondrion-targeted catalase mice had healthier heart muscle tissue, indicating that the catalase helped protect from age-related heart problems seen in wild-type mice. The MCAT mitochondria also had fewer mutations, and the MCAT nuclear DNA had fewer oxidized components. "This study is very supp...

Fluorescing lab worms signal longer life spans

...y, many believe that the primary key to longer and healthier lives may involve genetic manipulation, said Rea. "But genes and environment are not the entire answer," he said. "Clearly, there is a large component of chance." In the future, scientists could conceivably analyze human fluid samples for a variety ...

Seaweed could make junk food healthier

Junk food could be made healthier by adding an extract of an exotic type of seaweed,...product from a sustainable resource. You'd have a healthier burger and it's unlikely to taste any different. "This compound can also be added to any number of ...

Exercise aside, genes may ultimately dictate seniors' mobility

... 3,000 seniors studied, those who exercised stayed healthier than their couch potato peers, but those born with a certain gene benefited the most from physical activity, said Marco Pahor, M.D., director of University of Florida's Institute on Aging and the multi-institutional study's senior author. "To our kn...

Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

...d new discoveries and open new doors to longer and healthier lives," said Richard L. McCormick, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "Federal funding of this magnitude recognizes the caliber of our faculty and the quality of their research, and positions us for broader collaborations with...

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action

...ies, including information that could help us lead healthier lives in the future. Ironically, these often-startling discoveries occurred in a year when backers of "intelligent design" and other opponents of evolution sought to renew challenges to this fundamental concept. This milestone, plus nine other resea...

Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded

...er ?that is, who had lower CD4 cell counts ?as for healthier patients with higher CD4 cell counts. But the sick... medications, for the sicker patients than for the healthier ones. On average, the sicker HIV-infected patients have total annual health care expenditures 2.5...

Attractive birds more immune against bird flu

...in why animals that choose their own mates produce healthier offspring than animals whose mates are selected by humans. ...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

... systems may be contagious longer than people with healthier immune systems, they may be a reservoir for the disease. In addition to the yearly toll of ordinary influenza (as many as 36,000 annual fatalities in the U.S.), added concerns over potential threats -- an avian flu pandemic or the use of flu as a wea...

NASA study solves ocean plant mystery

...stressed from lack of iron; it appears greener, or healthier than they really are. Normally, greener plants are growing faster than less green plants. When iron is lacking, enhanced greenness does not mean phytoplankton are growing better. They are actually under stress and unhealthy. These conclusions solved ...

How healthy is that marsh? Biologists count parasites

...asitic worms. Their claim: the more parasites, the healthier the marsh. While the parasite hypothesis may conflict with conventional ideas about infectious disease and human health (malaria, for example, is caused by a parasite), the worms the scientists are investigating are not just any kind of parasite. F...

Even a little cooling helps after cardiac arrest

...asitic worms. Their claim: the more parasites, the healthier the marsh. While the parasite hypothesis may conflict with conventional ideas about infectious disease and human health (malaria, for example, is caused by a parasite), the worms the scientists are investigating are not just any kind of parasite. F...

Acid rain causing decline in sugar maples, say researchers

... and five, manganese in the leaves had declined to healthier levels. In addition, seed production and the density and size of sugar maple seedlings all increased in the few years following treatment, compared with the untreated neighboring plot. The researchers also found that the communities of mycorrhizae ...

Gene therapy prevents the onset of diabetic symptoms in mice

... and five, manganese in the leaves had declined to healthier levels. In addition, seed production and the density and size of sugar maple seedlings all increased in the few years following treatment, compared with the untreated neighboring plot. The researchers also found that the communities of mycorrhizae ...

A cleaner, greener rice industry

...or ASEAN rice production leading to cleaner water, healthier ecosystems and a better environment for the entire...leaner, greener rice industry in Asia but happier, healthier and wealthier rice farmers as well," Dr. Zeigler told the event in Hanoi. ASEAN has designated the ...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...for better and timely response and, the hope is, a healthier patient. How it worksUltimately, cells specific to the patient can be engineered to live on and function as part of the miniature electronic chip. The wireless biosensor is placed within and around blood vessels and nerves to provide detection and ...

HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back

People with HIV have been living longer, healthier lives since the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (or HAART) in 1995. In fact, most patients on the drug regimen do so well that, according to blood tests, their immune cells appear to return to pre-HIV levels. But two new studies f...

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