How nice, brown rice: Study shows rice bran lowers blood pressure in rats
Thousands of years ago, humans began scrubbing off and discarding the outer layer of long-grain rice, preferring the polished white kernel beneath. Now, for the first time, scientists in Japan have shown that this waste product of rice processing, called rice bran, significantly lowers blood pressu...
New molecular insight into vertebrate brain development
...eus and activating pro-growth genes.
Drs. Xinwei Cao, Samuel Pfaff and Fred Gage now report that Hippo signaling is a critical master regulator of bran
size in vertebrates that functions by restricting instructing the survival, proliferation and differentiation of neural precursor cells. In addition, ...
Candy-coating keeps proteins sweet
... Sugar-frosting isnt just for livening up boring bran
flakes; it can also preserve important therapeutic proteins. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a...
Antioxidants could provide all-purpose radiation protection
... SINGAPORE -- Two common dietary molecules found in legumes and bran
could protect DNA from the harmful effects of radiation, researchers from the University of Maryland report. Inositol and inositol hexaphosphate (IP6)...
New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing
...e Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
The researchers envision a human application for the technology, which they're currently seeking to patent.
Ritchie, a distinguished research scientist in the department of small animal medicine and surgery at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, said the...
Seaweed could make junk food healthier
...re diets can help reduce the incidence of diseases such as bowel cancer. Good sources of fibre are fruit and vegetables, brown bread and cereals like bran
One of the research team, Professor Jeff Pearson, of Newcastle University's Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, said: "We're jus...