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  • Alzheimer's breakthrough: Discovered the disease's 'ground zero' - paving the way to a cure

    12/20/2017 2:41:30 PM PST · by x1stcav · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    Alzheimer's disease is caused by immune cells in the brain triggered by inflammation, according to a breakthrough discovery. The new research could lead to the development of a drug that treats or even prevents the condition within five years, say scientists. Experiments found destroying specific cells - known as microglia - reduced the formation of clumps of amyloid beta that form in Alzheimer's and destroy memory. These are the rogue proteins believed to lie at the root of the devastating neurological illness. Human trials of all therapies have failed in the past. Most have targeted the amyloid plaques that build...
  • Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

    09/15/2017 10:39:33 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/14/2017 | Sarah Boseley
    Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health. Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject. Millions of people are eating the wrong sorts of food for good health. Eating a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds and fish oils and high in salt raises the risk of an early death, according to the huge and ongoing study Global Burden of Disease. The study, based at...
  • Bodybuilder Mom Dies From Too Much Protein Before Competition

    08/16/2017 10:56:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 14, 2017
    Meegan Hefford, a mother of two and bodybuilder, died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods. Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment in West Australia and was quickly transported to the hospital, where she was declared brain-dead. She passed away two days later. Hefford, who had been competing as a bodybuilder since 2014, was also ramping up her gym routine in the weeks before her death. The 25-year-old mom and paramedic trainee had put herself on a special restricted diet while she was preparing for a bodybuilding competition in September.
  • Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS? Mealworm-based food line set to hit grocery stores in...

    08/15/2017 9:24:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    Full headline: Would you eat a burger made from INSECTS? Mealworm-based food line set to hit grocery stores in Switzerland next week Switzerland's second-largest supermarket chain, Coop, announced it would begin selling an insect burger, and insect balls, based on protein-rich mealworm. ... Swiss food safety laws were changed last May to allow for the sale of food items containing three types of insects: crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms, which are the larval form of the mealworm beetle. These insects, long used in animal feed, must be bred under strict supervision for four generations before they are considered appropriate for human...
  • Vegetarians Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Depressed As Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

    08/09/2017 5:23:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 9, 2017
    Vegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study. The new Bristol University study of almost 10,000 from southwestern England found that vegetarians were more likely to develop depression due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can negatively impact their mental health. The 350 committed vegetarians who participated in the study had a higher average depression score when compared to the meat-eaters, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The vegetarians’ diet tended to feature lower vitamin B12 consumption, as...
  • Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

    01/13/2017 8:28:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets. It's one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human consumption that these farmers say is more ecologically sound than meat but acknowledge is sure to bug some people out. Once consumers get beyond the ick factor, they say, there are a lot of benefits to consuming bugs. "We don't need everybody to eat insects," said...
  • [South Texas:]Dozens of nilgai antelope killed to stop tick spread

    04/08/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 407+ views
    Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | April 7, 2007 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — South Texas ranchers brought nilgai antelope from a California zoo decades ago, when it became fashionable to stock their sprawling acreage with exotic quarry. These days the species native to India and Pakistan are not so much a rarity in South Texas as a nuisance. For cattle ranchers they are a possible nemesis, threatening to spread a deadly tick to their herds. Federal wildlife officials say they are competing with native Rio Grande Valley species for food and trampling the brush they are trying so hard to preserve. The fast-running, 600-pound antelope have wandered all around the...
  • Fresh Salmon Cakes Recipe - Salmon Patties with Fresh Wild Salmon

    11/20/2015 6:23:04 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Food Wishes
    Fresh Salmon Cakes Recipe - Salmon Patties with Fresh Wild Salmon [VIDEO]
  • An Algorithm Set To Revolutionize 3-D Protein Structure Discovery

    04/26/2015 7:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 23, 2015
    One of the great challenges in molecular biology is to determine the three-dimensional structure of large biomolecules such as proteins. But this is a famously difficult and time-consuming task. The standard technique is x-ray crystallography, which involves analyzing the x-ray diffraction pattern from a crystal of the molecule under investigation. That works well for molecules that form crystals easily. But many proteins, perhaps most, do not form crystals easily. And even when they do, they often take on unnatural configurations that do not resemble their natural shape. So finding another reliable way of determining the 3-D structure of large biomolecules...
  • The best way to lose weight? A diet filled with protein: Eating fish, eggs and meat every day

    07/04/2014 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/03/2014 | Lucy Crossley
    Those with a diet low in protein likely to gorge on carbohydrates and fat Proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped - which could account for obesity levels Poeple must eat enough protein to satisfy appetites, scientists say Protein is essential for the healthy growth and repair of body tissues Over the past 60 years the proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped, and researchers suggest this could account for soaring levels of obesity.
  • "High protein diet linked to spiked cancer risk akin to smoking 20 cigarettes a day: U.S. study"

    09/01/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 115 replies
    National Post ^ | Mar. 5, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a study has found. Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that those who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet. The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer from smoking 20 cigarettes each day. Previous studies have shown a link between cancer and red meat, but it is the first time research has measured the risk of death associated with regularly eating too...
  • 7 Insects You'll Be Eating in the Future

    04/29/2014 9:51:22 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    Food of the future Credit: Chad Zuber | As the human population continues to inch closer to 8 billion people, feeding all those hungry mouths will become increasingly difficult. A growing number of experts claim that people will soon have no choice but to consume insects. As if to underscore that claim, a group of students from McGill University in Montreal has won the 2013 Hult Prize, for producing a protein-rich flour made from insects. The prize gives the students $1 million in seed money to begin creating what they call Power Flour. "We will be starting with grasshoppers,"...
  • Woman Finds Huge Silverfish Bug in Soup Served in New York Restaurant

    03/15/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | |March 14, 2014 | Will Lerner
    It’s been a rough week in terms of eaters finding disgusting things in their food. There was Jon Hughes of North Wales, who found a dead shrew inside his bag of potato chips , and Robin Sandusky of New York who found a lizard’s head and arm inside her salad . Making this a trifecta is Natalie Estrella, who found a large, disgusting bug in her soup from a New York restaurant, as WPIX 11 News reports. After finding the bug (and taking a picture), she alerted her waiter. The waiter took the soup away and disposed of the bug,...
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • Incredible Microprocessor Protein Acts as Genome Guardian (article)

    11/12/2013 9:39:48 AM PST · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-11-13 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Incredible Microprocessor Protein Acts as Genome Guardian by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Researchers recently studied a highly sophisticated cellular machine that acts as a guard for the genome against harmful mutations and that evolution cannot explain.1 Humans have two sets of 23 chromosomes, and a mutational deletion in chromosome 22 causes a disease called DiGeorge syndrome in which heart and immune system defects occur, in addition to learning difficulties, mental retardation, and psychiatric disorders. The deletion eliminates a protein and stops the formation of a key piece of cellular machinery called a "microprocessor." The microprocessor is actually a working complex...
  • Was Toxic Protein Once Good?

    10/18/2013 7:44:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    Was Toxic Protein Once Good? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * A new study published in the journal Nature showed that the Photorhabdus bacteria's protein toxin, the "ABC toxin," is precisely engineered to deliver a protein payload into neighboring cells. When the host roundworms infect insects, these bacterial toxins take out the creature in two days.1 Such intricacy reiterates creation, but why would a good God design efficient systems with such toxic effects in the first place…or did He? Researchers from Australia and New Zealand mapped the three-dimensional structure of the "B" and "C" protein components of this ABC toxin. The...
  • 4-Billion-Year-Old Fossil Proteins Resurrected

    08/16/2013 11:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Live Science ^ | 08/16/2013 | Tia Ghose
    Researchers have reconstructed the structure of 4-billion-year-old proteins. The primeval proteins, described today (Aug. 8) in the journal Structure, could reveal new insights about the origin of life, said study co-author José Manuel Sanchez Ruíz, a physical chemist at the University of Granada in Spain. Exactly how life emerged on Earth more than 3 billion years ago is a mystery. Some scientists believe that lightning struck the primordial soup in ammonia-rich oceans, producing the complex molecules that formed the precursors to life. Others believe that chemical reactions at deep-sea hydrothermal vents gave rise to cell membranes and simple cellular pumps....
  • Novel Protein CPTP Offers Hope for Treatment of Cancer and Other Diseases

    08/07/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    Sci-News ^ | August 6, 2013 | Sci-News
    The scientists discovered that the ceramide-1 phosphate transport protein (CPTP) regulates levels of biologically active lipids, which are molecules such as fatty acids that often play a role in cell signaling. They found that CPTP's main function is to transport ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P), a lipid that helps regulate cell growth, survival, migration and inflammation. Specifically, C1P increases the production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids – powerful signaling molecules that contribute to chronic inflammation in diseases such as cancer, asthma, atherosclerosis and thrombosis – and the discovery of CPTP sheds a light on the cellular mechanisms that contribute to these diseases. "We may have...
  • Researchers Identify New Source of Powerful Immunity Protein

    08/05/2013 6:11:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 10, 2013 | NA
    Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of a new cellular source for an important disease-fighting protein used in the body's earliest response to infection. The protein interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) keeps viruses from replicating and stimulates the immune system to produce other disease-fighting agents. Neutrophils, the newly identified cellular source of the protein, are the major component of the pus that forms around injured tissue. The researchers also report that the neutrophils appear to produce IFN-γ through a new cellular pathway independent of Toll-like receptors (TLRs): the body's early warning system for invasion by pathogens. This finding indicates that...
  • The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects

    05/14/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/14/2013 | Tim Worstall
    The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a part of the United Nations, has released a report saying that we should all get ready to start eating insects. There’s a certain amount of truth in the report but not all that much: “ World population is slated to top nine billion by 2050, and seeing as how arable land is being rapidly swallowed by towns and cities, oceans are increasingly overfished, and climate change is disrupting traditional farming, a new United Nations study proposes a twist on Marie Antoinette’s dietary advice:...