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Poor prenatal nutrition permanently damages function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas

... of mice, the researchers found that poor prenatal nutrition impairs the pancreas's ability to later secrete en...roblem in the United States," she added. "But poor nutrition of a developing baby can occur in many ways other than inadequate nutrition of the mother. It also c...

Advancements In Genomics Foster Deep Sea Discoveries

...on of deep sea bacterial genes for improving human nutrition and degrading pollutants, and calculating possibilities for life in pressurized environments elsewhere in the solar system. “These organisms live in a world that is physically very different from the skin of the planet in which we humans reside,?sai...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

...ar biology, environmental and occupational health, nutrition and appetite, health and well being, and chemical ecology and communication. For more information about Monell, please visit www.monell.org or email media@monell.org. CITATION: Julie A. Mennella, M. Yanina Pepino, and Karen L. Teff. Acute alcohol co...

U.N. mulls the protection of Earth's forests

...opment goals that include the environment, health, nutrition and energy. Forests need to be integrated into these other interests and solutions." Another obstacle to an international arrangement on forests is the nature of the resource. Air and water flow across international borders. Barring the occasional h...

Newly discovered genetic disease sheds light on body's water balance

... can't do that with infants -- almost all of their nutrition comes in liquid form." The physicians were reluctant to use other medications that generate increased water loss in the kidneys, as these can have side effects or toxicities in young children. Instead, with Feldman and pediatric endocrinology fellow...

Tufts researchers shine light on firefly mysteries

...hat signal indicates males that can provide better nutrition for their offspring. But the Tufts research team has recently found evidence suggesting that the preferred males in a related species (Photinus greeni) do not provide any such benefit. "It's possible that the male flash pattern may have evolved to p...

Attacks of King George III's madness linked to key metabolism molecule

PGC-1 mediates effects of nutrition on blood disease porphyria Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers say they have uncovered a molecular explanation for the episodic attacks of irrational and demented behavior in porphyria, the disease believed to have afflicted "Mad" King George I...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...ied this approach with impressive results. "Their nutrition has improved because they are eating fish and they... strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...ied this approach with impressive results. "Their nutrition has improved because they are eating fish and they... strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones

...s Day 2006 will be "Bone Appetit-the importance of nutrition in bone health". Osteoporosis, in which the bones become fragile and break easily, is one of the world's most devastating and common chronic diseases. It strikes one in three women over 50 worldwide (more than breast cancer) and one in five men (mo...

Digging in the dirt for life's biochemical foundations

...st that fungi are more important in plant nitrogen nutrition than we have hitherto suspected," says Alastair H. Fitter, a plant biologist at the University of York and an expert in root system functioning. The fungus-plant partnership is one of the planet's oldest and dates back more than 400 million years, w...

Research team receives $7.5 million to study cassava

...Gates Foundation mandated that we provide complete nutrition in a single crop species," Sayre said. "We hope to achieve each individual goal ?to reduce cyanide content, reduce deterioration after harvesting and increase virus resistance. "Eventually, we'd like to bring all of these traits together into one va...

Pillows - a hot bed of fungal spores

...st mites' faeces as a major source of nitrogen and nutrition (along with human skin scales). There could therefore be a 'miniature ecosystem' at work inside our pillows." Aspergillus is a very common fungus, carried in the air as well as being found in cellars, household plant pots, compost, computers and gr...

Getting an evolutionary handle on life after reproduction

...t young, extended lifespan is associated with good nutrition and the absence of disease and predators. In a new study, David Reznick, Michael Bryant, and Donna Holmes provide the first experimental confirmation that evolution works selectively on those aspects of life history that directly affect fitness. Th...

'Acid rain' and forest mass: Another perspective

...se compounds on the forest mass are the well-known nutrition disorders of the same. One classic effect is that of cation deficit (particularly magnesium) due to the washing both of the forest canopy and the soil produced by these together with anions (sulphates and nitrates). This problem is not very common in...

The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient

...rition and Cancer article is co-authored by Nevada nutrition Professor David Wilson and University of Nevada medical school Professors Steven Schiff, Stephen Bajo and Randall Pierce. ...

Penn researchers study the use of ultrasound for treatment of cancer

...stop the growth of the vessels supplying blood and nutrition to the tumors, rather than develop methods to kill the tumor cells themselves." For years, ultrasound has been used for clinical imaging and for therapeutic action in physical therapy. But now, Sehgal explains, "These results are extremely encouragi...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

...earch program focused on breeding crops for better nutrition and led by IFPRI and the International Center for ...lic health systems struggle to improve the overall nutrition of the world's poor through nutritional supplements. In these areas, commercially fortified foods al...

Free access to a digital library for developing countries

...lping to improve access to environment, health and nutrition information in developing countries is a matter of course for us. We already participate enthusiastically in projects such as AGORA and HINARI. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in setting up OARE, which will un-doubtedly be yet another...

Alternatives to the use of nitrate as a fertiliser

...es Domínguez has compared the effect of ammoniacal nutrition on the metabolism of sensitive plants, such as spinach and on tolerant ones, like the pea. The results indicate that the processes associated with tolerance to ammonia in the pea are multiple with respect to spinach. In the pea plant there is greater...

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