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

...s, for the first time, how consuming foods rich in saturated fats and trans-fatty acids causes elevated blood l...piegelman, PhD, report that the harmful effects of saturated and trans fats are set in motion by a biochemical switch, or co-activator, in liver cells called PGC...

Scientists develop new color-coded test for protein folding

...d solution containing nano-sized particles of gold saturated with a protein called cytochrome c. "We chose gold nanoparticles because they are simple to prepare, easy to control and cost effective," the authors wrote. "To the best of our knowledge, however, gold nanoparticles have not been previously used to ...

Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh

...h as during storms and torrential downpours, which saturated the ground. "It's encouraging that this wetland acted as an effective sink, even when runoff from fertilized fields was especially high," Mitsch said. "Of course, that could change as time goes on, however." Most of the water entering the wetland c...

A hope for oil spill bioremediation

...s. However, the heavy fraction, made of long-chain saturated and polyaromatic hydrocarbons and a considerable fraction of asphaltenes and resins, is generally recalcitrant to degradation. The team's goal was to assess the response of the natural bacterial population after the spill and to detect evidences of ...

Nanoparticles, nanoshells, nanotubes: How tiny specks may provide powerful tools against cancer

... to design a more efficient complex. "Right now we saturated the nanoparticle, and it may not be necessary to use that much of the drug," she says. "It might help us optimize doses for tumor cell destruction and image quality, and cut costs too." Tumor-Targeting Nanodelivery Systems: Expanding the Potential...

'Good' bacteria could save patients from infection infection by deadlier ones

...cs, they might plunge their hands into a solutions saturated with harmless bacteria - for example "bioactive yoghurt." The same approach, perhaps, should be applied to patients' tissues that are to be exposed to surgery. Admitting that his ideas may sound absurd to some, the fact is that MRSA has become wid...

Mother birds give a nutritional leg up to chicks with unattractive fathers

...levels, than eggs sired by males with redder, more saturated plumage. Thus, they explain, the deposition of more nutrients could represent compensation for the disadvantages experienced by an offspring from a lower quality male, allowing females to supersede limitations of a suboptimal pairing on her own repro...

Eating protein boosts hormone that staves off hunger

...pular Atkins diet, which is typically high in both saturated fat and protein. ...

U of M researchers invent 'flashy' new process to turn soy oil, glucose into hydrogen

...nverted to hydrogen gas. Similarly, using a nearly saturated solution of glucose in water, the process heats the sugar so fast that it, too, breaks up into syngas instead of its usual products: carbon and water. A difficulty in turning plant material into usable fuels has been breaking down the chemical bond...

New success in engineering plant oils

... oil in the seeds of a temperate plant to the more saturated kind usually found in tropical plants. The researc...ion of an unsaturated oil to an oil with increased saturated fatty acid levels may not sound like a boon to those conscious about consuming unsaturated fats, "th...

Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants

... consisting of 35 percent total fat and 11 percent saturated fat for two weeks. They then tested three diets fo...chios which had 25 percent total fat and 8 percent saturated fat; a Step I Diet including 1.5 ounces of pistachios per day which had 30 percent total fat and 8 p...

Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart

...art Healthy diet with macadamia nuts had 7 percent saturated fat, 18 percent monounsaturated fat and 5 percent ...ted fat. The standard American diet had 13 percent saturated fat, 11 percent monounsaturated fat and 5 percent polyunsaturated fat. The macadamia nut diet inc...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

...al herd is likely by 2011. The milk is very low in saturated fats and so should be high in polyunsaturates and ... the benefits of taste without the disadvantage of saturated fats,’ according to Komorowski. This may also overcome the problem of waste. ‘If you can genetica...

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