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Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...stomach and colon, organs where consumption of red meat has beenassociated with risk of cancer."Knowing the mechanism that this molecule uses to get into human cellsmay give us clues to possible solutions to the problems that it maycause in various situations," Varki said....

The secret lives of whales

...f Ice Ages. Using whale samples from the Japanese meat market, where Antarctic minke whales killed for “scientific research?are legally sold as food, Palumbi examined variations in mitochondrial DNA from individual whales. He was amazed at their genetic variation ?an indicator of the past size of their p...

Research into how prions act in the brain could hold the key to defeating diseases

...numbers of people at risk from primary exposure to meat infected products and possible risk from secondary exposure, for example through blood transfusion, are still being debated and recalculated as new research adds new knowledge and information to the overall picture. ...

Scientists use manufacturing methods to reconstruct mastodon

...orth America butchered mastodons and preserved the meat by storing it underwater. Other examples of butchered mastodons have since been found in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and New York. More recently, Fisher's studies of bone damage on fossil remains of mature mastodon males—aided by 3-D computer graphics—s...

Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies

...shoes. In the Canadian Rockies, wolves rely on elk meat for 40 to 70 per cent of their diet. "The elk are already at a deficit in the winter. There is less grass to eat, and their bodies have to work harder and use more energy to stay warm," said Hebblewhite, who studies in the U of A Department of Biolo...

Revueltosaurus skeleton unearthed at Petrified Forest upsets dinosaur tale

... the Late Triassic. It may have been one source of meat for the developing theropods around the world. "This find is a great thing for the crocodilian record, too. Here's this totally unrecognized group of possibly herbivorous crocodilians," Parker said. "The convergent evolution of the teeth is what mak...

Agilent Technologies introduces high-capacity human protein removal system for proteomics research

... the Late Triassic. It may have been one source of meat for the developing theropods around the world. "This find is a great thing for the crocodilian record, too. Here's this totally unrecognized group of possibly herbivorous crocodilians," Parker said. "The convergent evolution of the teeth is what mak...

Cats' indifference towards sugar explained

...drates, and therefore eat an "Atkins-like" diet of meat and fat. These findings lead to more questions, Brand says. "The overarching evolutionary questions are: when and why did cats lose the ability to taste sweet things? Which came first, the carnivorous behavior or the inability to taste sweets?" Bran...

What comes first…the chicken, the egg, or the bad attitude?

...f Alberta have discovered that chickens raised for meat can choose whether or not they'll funnel the nutrients they eat towards themselves or their eggs. That phenomenon of 'reproductive attitude' is a headache for producers who must figure out how to deal with less productive hens that "partition" nutri...

UCR biochemist goes to Washington with high-protein corn

... - nearly 65 percent - is used to feed animals for meat production. Much of the remainder is exported to o...icularly in developing countries, has no access to meat as a protein source, and has to rely on plant sources such as grain. The new corn we have developed ...

Agricultural antibiotic use contributes to 'super-bugs' in humans

...d water, in wild animal populations, and on retail meat and poultry. These resistant bacteria are carried into the kitchen on contaminated meat and poultry where other foods are cross-contaminated because of common, unsafe handling practices. F...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

Farmers, veterinarians and meat processors who routinely come into contact with pi...cupational groups exposed to pigs: 111 farmers, 97 meat processing workers and 65 veterinarians. The fourth control group included 79 volunteers from the Un...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

... for the long term, radiocaesium, present in milk, meat and some plant foods, remains the most significant...h transfer of radiocaesium from lichen to reindeer meat to humans was seen in the Artic and sub-Arctic areas, with high contamination of reindeer meat in Fi...

Expert dispels bird flu paranoia

...own water or bore water. "Consumers of poultry meat and egg products should not be concerned as the risk of infection from eating poultry products is extremely low," Dr Doneley said. "The avian influenza virus, like most other viruses and bacteria) is destroyed by adequate heating or cooking." ...

Targeted drug delivery achieved with nanoparticle-aptamer bioconjugates

...y men over 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, hor...

Researchers use 'trickery' to create immune response against melanoma

...y men over 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, hor...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

...es are worth more to the local economy than turtle meat and eggs ever were. The community strongly supports conservation measures to promote ecotourism, and both turtle and tourist numbers have climbed over the past 30 years. Community forestry efforts in parts of Nepal have led to the restoration of vi...

Less is more, gene study shows

...t 1 to 2 million years ago, we started eating more meat rather than plants, and also there was use of fire, which can detoxify foods." Loss of function also is expected in genes related to the immune response. "Immune system genes respond to pathogens, which change rapidly, so the genes also change rapid...

Illinois pig to make history as source of first complete swine genome

... study genes that control growth and contribute to meat quality. Its DNA also was extracted, donated and cloned to develop genetic tools and biomedical models. The USDA grant -- issued through its National Research Initiative -- also recognizes the success of the university's participation in the Livesto...

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

...ontemplating 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 rar...

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