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2013-11-21 23:30:49

Co-E1 NADH helps chronic fatigue sufferers with more energy. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Chronic fatigue is one of the USA's most debilitating epidemics. Until now, there has been little in the way of a quick fix. Yet, if the hype is to be believed, a new tablet known as Co-E1 NADH could be the cure thousands have been hoping for. Described as 'human rocket fuel', it's an over-the- counter treatment for sufferers of fatigue that, claim the makers, restores energy and...

2013-11-19 13:18:59

Muscle movements generate body heat. However, body heat can also be generated in another way: body fat contains a small number of brown adipose cells – special fat cells that can generate heat without muscle activity. They do this using a protein known as UCP1 that enables babies or hibernating animals to keep warm without shivering. A research team at the University of Veterinary Medicine (Vetmeduni Vienna) has found that a specific chemical compound, an aldehyde, can activate UCP1 under...

2013-11-14 13:07:51

EPFL researchers have shown that copper is essential for the energy production of malignant cells, and that reducing its intake via food and water can slow down tumor growth Copper imbalances have been associated with a number of pathological conditions, including cancer. Publishing in PNAS scientists at EPFL have found that copper in drinking water – given at the maximum levels permitted in public water supplies – accelerated the growth of tumors in mice. On the other hand, reducing...

Living Stone Plant Employs New Way To Improve Underground Photosynthesis
2013-10-24 08:33:07

Public Library of Science A unique plant that lives underground uses multiple mechanisms to boost photosynthesis and offers new insights into how plants adapt to extreme conditions, according to new research published October 23 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Katie Field and colleagues at the University of Sheffield and other institutions. Lithops are a type of South African "living stone," a mostly underground plant that lives in extremely dry conditions. This underground life...

2013-10-22 23:31:36

Getting sleep and regularly exercising may help keep people young at heart. However, new research suggests mutated genes passed down from mothers may also predetermine aging rates. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Getting sleep and regularly exercising may help keep people young at heart. However, new research suggests mutated genes passed down from mothers may also predetermine aging rates. The researchers of Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Max Planck Institute of Biology...

Study Of Photosynthesis Clears Path To Developing New Super-crops
2013-10-17 16:32:44

How some plant species evolved super-efficient photosynthesis had been a mystery. Now, scientists have identified what steps led to that change. Around three per cent of all plants use an advanced form of photosynthesis, which allows them to capture more carbon dioxide, use less water, and grow more rapidly. Overall this makes them over 50% more efficient than plants that use the less efficient form. A new study has traced back the evolutionary paths of all the plants that use advanced...

2013-10-07 09:16:29

Study reverses understanding of heart cell development Mitochondria are the power plants of cells, manufacturing chemical fuel so a cell can perform its many tasks. These cellular power plants also are well known for their role in ridding the body of old or damaged cells. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Padua-Dulbecco Telethon Institute in Italy have shown that mitochondria remarkably also orchestrate events that determine...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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